The Dominion of Canada was birth on the 1st of July, 1857 with it’s official languages being English and French. Canada is known to have one of the best educational systems in the world which is why so many prospective students all over the world, want to study in Canada. However, there are many more reasons why Canada is such a great study destination.
1. Work Opportunities While Schooling:
International students schooling in Canada have the opportunity of working while schooling and do not have to work only within the campus. You can choose to work off-campus for any employer you want. Full-time students are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week during school time and up to 40 hours during spring or summer breaks with study permits on-campus or off-campus.
There are also opportunities to work in diverse places. You are not necessarily restricted to working in a particular place. Opportunities for International students on campus ranges from work opportunities to meeting people of diverse cultures.
2. Safety and Good Environment:
The Canadian government has a no-gun policy in the country except you have a good reason to have one of which you will have to get a license. So the percentage of gun crime rate is very low. In 2007, Canada was named by the Economist as the most peaceful country across the world. Canada is also a very beautiful city with a very conducive learning environment for students both local and International.
3. Academic excellence and Globally Accepted Certificates:
27 Canadian Universities ranked in the World University Rankings in 2019. Canadian Institutions are known for their thorough approach towards education. As of the year 2020, over 500,000 International students study in Canada. You are sure of a well-recognized certificate anywhere in the world.
4. Affordable Tuition Fees and Costs of Living:
As compared to the living costs in most European countries, Canada is quite affordable to live in. International students are also allowed to work with their students' visas and earn no lower than the minimum wage. Canada also has many work opportunities so the probability of you being stranded as an international student is very low. This makes it easy to pay rent and ease living conditions.
5. Possibility of Applying for a Permanent Residence:
One of the major benefits of studying in Canada is the possibility of applying for a permanent residency 4 years after full-time schooling and working there which helps you extend your visa. After getting your permanent residency and you have lived there for up to 3-5 years, you are allowed to apply for your Canadian citizenship.
6. Financial aid and Scholarships:
Types of scholarships for undergraduate international students are:
Merit-based scholarship, provincial-based, need-based grants, bursaries by College, tuition waiver, commonwealth scholarship, private/organizational scholarship among several others.
7. CO-OP program in Canada:
This is the opportunity for you to work in between degrees. In your final year as an undergraduate, you are allowed to work for up to one 1year before graduating. This will give you Canadian work experience, help you make contacts professionally, plus you also get to make some money before choosing to further your schooling to either a postgraduate or Master's program.
8. Equal Opportunities:
As a female International student in Canada, you have equal opportunity with your male colleagues. No one will make you feel less or give you less than what you deserve just because you are a lady!
9. Post-Study Work Permit and Immigration Opportunities:
Post Graduation Work Permit in Canada allows program allows you to stay back for a minimum of 8months to up to 3 years permit to work in Canada depending on your program. For example, if your program of Study was a one-year full-time program, you can get a PGWP for another year. If your program of Study was an Undergraduate of 4 years, you may get a PGWP of up to 3years.
10. Your Dependents can Work Full-time:
You have the opportunity of bringing your dependents such as your spouse, children, or other family members along with you. They can also work anywhere in Canada full-time with an open work permit for any employer in Canada without restrictions.
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