Why Study in Canada?
If you are desirous to have a quality education, simultaneously experiencing a high-quality life, civil liberty and government transparency in a multicultural diversity then Canada is your perfect choice. Canadian education is the mark of continued trust and excellence with an abundance of high-quality study areas. When it comes to the quality of life, it is the number 1 in the world. Canada stands at 13th highest in Human Development Index and 17th highest in Per Capita Income in the global ranking.
Canada is the most educated country in the world with more than half of its population having college/university degrees. In Canada, education is within provincial jurisdiction and mostly publicly funded, therefore overseen by federal, provincial and local governments. The provincial and territorial governments are responsible for maintaining the standard and quality of education. Generally, education in Canada is conducted in three categories: primary, secondary and post-secondary. Age groups between 5–7 and 16–18 years undergo mandatory education, contributing to an adult literacy rate of 99 percent. The rate of post-secondary education has reached to 51% (those aged 25 to 34).
Canada has a large number of Universities, almost all of which are publicly funded. The universities in Canada excel in offering varieties of renowned high-quality courses. 26 of Canada’s universities rank in the ‘QS World University Rankings 2019’ and 27 of them in the ‘The World University Rankings 2019’. Four Universities are regularly ranked among the top 100 worldwide with a total of 18 universities ranked in the top 500. This accounts for the quality of Canadian education. The Program for International Student Assessment indicates Canadian students perform well above the average. Comparison among other English- speaking countries shows the lowest study cost in Canada.
People and Culture:
The population density of 3.7 inhabitants per square kilometer in Canada, is among the lowest in the world. Canada is a diverse and inclusive country. The Canadian population is composed of different cultures and lifestyles. About two-thirds of population growth in Canada has been accounted for by immigrants, mainly from Asia. The multicultural social setting in Canada promotes friendliness and peaceful living.
The majority of Canadians (67.7 percent) live in family households, therefore most of the households are multigenerational. Canada’s culture draws influences from its broad range of constituent nationalities. Multiculturalism is one of the key distinguishing elements of Canadian identity. The emphasis on the multicultural approach in governance, which is based on selective immigration, social integration etc, has wide public support. Historically, Canada has been influenced by British, French and Indigenous cultures and traditions. During the 20th century, Canadians with African, Caribbean and Asian nationalities have added to the Canadian identity and its culture. However, as a whole, Canada is, in theory, a cultural mosaic—a collection of regional ethnic subcultures.
Canada has been consistently ranked as one of the safest nations, standing at 6, in the world in Global Peace Index.
Canada’s location in the northern hemisphere spans from the 41st parallel north to the 83rd parallel north latitude. Therefore, Canada has a temperate, continental to polar climate. Due to cooler climatic conditions in the north, approximately 95 percent of the population is found south of the 55th parallel north.
Average winter and summer high temperatures across Canada vary from region to region. In parts of the north snow can persist year-round. The interior and prairie regions experience a continental climate with an average temperature near −15 °C. While the southern region has a temperate climate, with a mild temperature and downpours. On the east and west coasts, the average summer high temperature ranges from 25 to 30 °C with temperatures in some interior locations occasionally exceeding 40 °C.
Regarding high-quality education, multicultural social setting with easier social integration, high-quality life and cheaper study cost, Canada is one of the best study destinations for international students.