With affordable tuition fees, quality institutions, post-study work and immigration options and welcoming people, it is no surprise that Canada is fast becoming a leading destination for international students.
Canada hosts more than 250,000 international students and has experienced a huge increase in demand from overseas students in recent years. International students contribute more than $10B a year to the Canadian economy. Canada spends more on education (as a percentage of GDP) compared to the OECD average, and is the second highest among G-8 countries.
According to the International Monetary Fund, Canada is among the top 10 wealthiest nations in the world. Canada has ranked as one of the top ten places to live in the world since 1994 according to the United Nations (UN) and the Economist Intelligence Unit. With its highly-regarded education system, dedication to growth and expansion, and strong economic climate, Canada is an ideal location to study for a higher education degree. Tuition fees for international students in Canada, and the cost of living, are among the lowest in the world.
Canada is known for its natural beauty, clean cities and first-rate healthcare and public transport systems.
Canada is generally safe, politically stable and orderly.
Generally, as a student living in Canada you can expect a peaceful, multicultural environment with people who are friendly and interested in learning about new cultures. As a bonus, Canada borders the US and offers easy access to travel experiences there.