Why should you study in Canada? The northernmost country in North America, and one of the largest in the world, Canada is known for being a tolerant society with very cold weather in the winters. But why is this one of the most popular destinations for international students in the world?
Here are just 10 Reasons why YOU should consider studying abroad in Canada! “The Great White North” has plenty of exciting opportunities for students to learn, experience a new lifestyle, and find happiness and success.
1- Canada welcomes international students even during the pandemic
Canada has over 600,000 international students each year, and the numbers continued to grow even after the pandemic’s impact. With open borders, welcoming policies, and vibrant international recruitment, international students come to Canada because Canada welcomes them!
2- Canada is 13% cheaper than the US on average
Students who want to study in North America, live in a developed and advanced economy, and save money would be well to choose Canada. Canada is know for being far more affordable than its southern neighbor, the USA. Here is a cost comparison of some big cities in the US and Canada:
|Canadian City||Cost of Living (USD)||US City||
Cost of Living (USD)
|Toronto||2200||New York City||3500|
3- Canada is 12th safest in the world–safer than UK, US, Australia, and Germany
For personal safety, Canada is one of the best options in the world. It is safer than other popular study destinations like the UK, US, Australia, Germany, and China.
What makes Canada so safe? Canada has strict gun-control laws, good healthcare and financial assistance for people who fall on hard times, and a generally peaceful culture and history.
4- Join the Canadian community
Living on-campus is less common in Canadian universities than it is in the US. Due to the university’s smaller size, there are fewer on-campus housing options available, especially for older students. This means that you have the opportunity to live off campus!
Living off campus is the dream for many students–you can have your independent space, pick an area of the city that suits your habits, and join in Canadian life. You’ll get a chance to live like a true Canadian by meeting your neighbors, joining community events, visiting local stores and hangouts, and making friends outside of school who can give you a new perspective on life. This is an amazing opportunity to experience Canadian culture!
5- Canada is one of the most diverse countries in the world
Did you know that 1 in 5 Canadians are foreign-born? You will definitely meet people from your home country here! You’ll be able to celebrate your culture’s holidays, join a religious group from your own background, and make friends with countless other classmates with rich and unique experiences.
6- Canada values immigrants
In the same way, Canada strongly values its immigrant population and workforce. Immigrants make up an important part of the Canadian economy, with most immigrants coming from Asia (especially India and China). Canada is also extremely welcoming to refugees.
7- You can stay in Canada and work after graduation.
Can you stay in Canada and work after graduating as an international student? YES, you can! The process is very straightforward. If you attended an accredited university (in Canada these are called DLI universities) and studied for 2 or more years, you are eligible for a 3-year post graduation work permit! Learn more here.
8- Canadians are scientifically proven to be more polite!
A study of Canadian and American Twitter users proved that Canadians are just much nicer and more polite, even online!
Canadians are taught to be friendly and polite to both locals and strangers. Greeting strangers, saying ‘sorry’ and ‘thank you’ often, and respecting the elderly are common values Canadians embrace.
9- Canada is known for beautiful scenery
If you want to take a break from city or town life, Canada has everything you need to feel re-inspired by the beauty of nature. The Canadian Rocky Mountains, coastal beach towns, lush forests and national parks, and more await you.
Canada is an adventurer’s favorite destination. Just watch out for bears and moose in the forests, and go hiking or camping with experienced guides!
10- Canada has unique foods and flavors
You may not know that Canada has a strong culinary tradition of its own. Here are some delicious foods and flavors to try in Canada:
- Maple syrup–a favorite of Canadians (and Americans too!), this sweet and rich syrup is used on breakfast foods like pancakes, on pastries, and even to flavor coffee
- Poutine– A hearty dish of french fries and cheese curds covered in gravy. It will both warm you up and fill you up on a cold Canadian night.
- Ketchup chips–Canadians love this flavor of potato chip, and they are only available in Canada!
- Saskatoon berries–This sweet and nutty berry is native to Canada (and the northernmost US states). Most closely related to apples, they are extremely healthy. Canadian tourists gather each year around berry-farming towns to taste the freshest bites.
Study in Canada with Global Admissions
- Book a call with us
- It’s free! Talk with our admissions counselors about your plans, timeline, and budget. We’ll help guide you to good programs and universities.
- Find a program
- Check your eligibility
- Make sure you meet the entry criteria and have the required examinations!
- Submit application documents
- On Global Admissions, you can use one platform to apply for multiple universities in Korea or around the world
- Pay the application fee
- We will send in your application!
After completing these steps, you just need to wait for your university acceptance and then you can apply for a student visa!
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