|Official language(s)||English and French|
|Currency||Canadian dollar ($) (CAD)|
|Drives on the||Right|
A United Nations survey has found Canada to be the best place in the world to live. Conducted every year, the survey evaluates quality of life in 174 countries, using over 200 performance indicators. Canada earned particularly high marks for its access to education, high life expectancy (due to universal health care system); and low crime and violence rates. Canada’s prime cities Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal have been recognized as world class cities to live and work, for cleanliness, safety, cultural activities and attractive lifestyles.
Canada’s universities and colleges are world-renowned for their high standards and educational excellence. A degree from a Canadian university or college is internationally recognized and considered equivalent to a degree from an American university.
Wide range of options
The choice of schools in Canada is wide and varied, from major research institutions to small liberal arts schools. Canada also offers a wide range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programmes.
The living costs and tuition fees are comparatively lower in Canada, as shown in the table below
Opportunities in the growing global market
Canadian schools are at the forefront of the information technology revolution, ensuring that their students are equipped for the 21st century. Most schools offer cooperative education and training programmes that allow students to spend a portion of their school year gaining practical experience in the workplace.
Great place to live and study
In Canada you can study at serene settings on the Great Lakes, near the ocean, or close to the mountains. Canada not just has a wealth of natural beauty, it is also famous for its cosmopolitan and multi cultural cities brimming with ethnic foods, great entertainment, cultural events, and sports.
Graduates are in demand
Many American companies recruit students directly from Canadians universities on campus.
Canada is a country of immigrants and has an encouraging multi cultural diversity. Almost all of the world’s ethnic groups are represented in Canada. International student advisors at schools can help students get in touch with such groups.
A Safe Place To Study
Canada is well-known as a safe, just and peaceful society. Canadian crime rates have been falling steadily since the 1990s.
A High Tech Country
Canada is an international leader in computer and information technologies and has a reputation for excellence in such sectors as telecommunications, transportation and engineering; and specifically, aerospace, urban transport, microelectronics, medical devices, advanced software, hydroelectric and nuclear power, lasers and opto-electronics, biotechnology etc.
Canada was among the first in the world to recognize the need to connect schools and libraries to the Internet, and its School Net program is being copied around the world.
A Bilingual Nation
Canada is a bilingual country with two official languages, English and French. The vast majority (75 per cent) of Canada’s French-speaking inhabitants live in the province of Quabec, which is located in the eastern part of the country but there are French-speaking communities throughout the country.
Approximately 800 million people speak English and 250 million speak French. As a bilingual nation, Canada offers superior English as a Second Language (ESL) and French as a Second Language (FSL) training for students wishing to learn either or both languages.