Top reasons to study in Canada
Canada consistently ranks as one of the best countries in the world—and is currently the #1 best country for quality of life. Study in Canada, and you’ll receive an internationally recognized education from some of the top educators and academics in the world.
What are the benefits for international students studying in Canada? Many! Whether you choose to study in one of our large, vibrant cities or settle on a small campus in a warm, welcoming community, your experience will be one that will shape your life. It may lead to a career and a future in Canada, or better career prospects at home. At the very least, it will give you access to our four beautiful seasons, wide-open spaces, abundant wildlife, multicultural diversity, clean environment and incredible quality of life.
Discover the Canadian difference. International students are welcome to study in Canada.
Why choose Canada?
For decades, Canada has welcomed international students from around the globe. Through them, we’ve discovered there’s plenty to love about Canada. Here are some of the many benefits of making Canada your education destination:
You’ll learn with the best and brightest
Canada is recognized worldwide for our outstanding quality of education—from elementary school to post-secondary studies. Our educators are highly trained and bring diverse perspectives to the classroom. At the university level, 2 out of every 5 academics hold at least one international degree. And we have 11 of the top 250 universities worldwide. In our opinion, there’s no better place to learn!
We’re proud to say that the ‘warm and friendly’ stereotype about Canadians is true. When you go to Canada, you’ll find a welcoming country with a unique Canadian culture that embraces diversity. From urban centres to small towns, Canada is considered one of the safest countries in the world for international students. Our quality of life ranks highest in the world
If you’re looking for the high life, we have it. Canadians and international students in Canada enjoy a high standard of living. It’s a great place to live and work. In fact, we rank #1 in the world when it comes to quality of life. According to the World University Rankings, we also have 5 of the top 100 best student cities in the world. Now that’s something to write home about!
Canadian college and university students graduate with a strong earning potential. That’s because Canadian Authorities position you for a successful future and rewarding careers. In the last decade alone, Canada created 1.6 million new jobs for graduates.
The cost to study and live here is affordable
Canada is known for having some of the lowest university tuition fees among English-speaking countries. Whatever your budget may be, you’ll find something just right for you in our diverse range of education options. Research the cost of post-secondary programs and living expenses in the city or town of your choice so you can prepare your budget.
Adventure awaits you in Canada! One of the greatest things about studying in Canada is the opportunity to experience a climate, culture and way of life that is beyond compare. From seeing the vibrant colours of our autumn leaves to the soft sounds of snowshoeing through the forest, each season and place has so much to offer. Come experience Canada and find out why there’s so much to love about Canada.
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The Education System in the Canada
Canada is a beautiful country occupying the northernmost region of the North American continent. The country, which consists of 10 distinct provinces and 3 territories, extends all the way from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean. With nearly 10 million square kilometers of land space, Canada is the world’s second-largest country by total area, and its southern border, which it shares with the United States, is the longest continuous land border in the world. Canada is a highly developed country, with an excellent system of education. Below we will take a closer look at that education system, and describe the various levels or stages that comprise it.
Canada and Education: Introduction
Education in Canada is a very high priority of the government. The country boasts a state-run system of public education, one that is provided, funded and administered by federal, provincial and local governments. Jurisdiction of the public education system, as well its curriculum, is overseen by each province. As a result, one can expect to see slight variations in the educational systems of each province (the type of programs offered, minimum and maximum age requirements, etc.), but the similarities in those systems far outweigh the differences.
Education across Canada is generally divided into four stages: pre-school or early childhood education; primary or elementary education; secondary education and post-secondary or tertiary education, which includes college and university programs and vocational/technical schooling.
Most Canadian education systems continue up to grade 12 (age seventeen to eighteen). In Quebec, the typical high school term ends after Secondary V/Grade 11 (age sixteen to seventeen); following this, students who wish to pursue university education must attend college.
Structure of Education in Canada
As mentioned above, Canada’s system of education has four general levels: pre-elementary, elementary, secondary and post-secondary education.
Pre-Elementary Education in Canada
Pre-elementary programs in Canada—educational programs offered to young children (4-5 years) prior to that student beginning elementary school at age six—are offered by public, private, and federal schools within the country, as well as schools for the visually and hearing
Primary (Elementary) Education in Canada
Primary education in Canada is compulsory for all children, usually beginning at age 6 or 7 with Grade One. Students receive six years of primary education—Grade 1 through Grade 6—typically broken down in the following manner:
Students in the primary grades of education typically study under only one instructor for the entire school year and receive that instruction in a single classroom. Special education programs may also have one to four instructional aides present, depending on the type and severity of the students’ disabilities, to assist the teacher throughout the day.
The curriculum at the primary stage of education encompasses a number of subject areas, including mathematics, reading, language arts (usually English language, but French in Quebec), social studies, history, geography, science, music, art and physical education. Naturally, the difficulty of said curriculum increases somewhat with every passing grade, as students learn to master new skills.
Secondary Education in Canada
Secondary education in Canada consists of two distinct levels: intermediate or junior high school; and high school.
Once students have successfully completed the final year of elementary or primary education, or Grade 6, they are promoted to intermediate or junior high school. Intermediate school is a two-year educational stage, broken down into the following two grades:
The basic goal of intermediate education is to prepare students to enter the next phase of secondary education, or high school. They are taught many of the same subjects in which they received instruction in primary school, although the difficulty increases substantially. Other subjects are also added to the curriculum in intermediate school, most notably foreign language instruction—French, Spanish, English (for Quebec students), etc.
High School Education
Once students successfully complete the 8 Grade, they are promoted once again, this time to high school—a four year program that breaks down in the following way:
The curriculum in all of Canada’s high schools is designed to prepare students for a college or university education and/or provide them with the skills to succeed vocationally once they graduate. Depending on the jurisdiction, a variety of programs —vocational (job-training) as well as academic—is offered at the high school level. Some jurisdictions even offer dual credit courses that simultaneously give students both high school and postsecondary credits.
Post-Secondary Education in Canada
College and University
Once students successfully graduate from high school (Secondary V in Quebec) they are free to apply to the college or university of their choice. In Canada, the term college usually refers to a community college or a technical, applied arts, or applied science school. These schools are post-secondary institutions that grant vocational certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees. Many students use college as a way to prepare further for a university education, gaining transferrable credits that can be applied once they transfer. Other students use college to prepare for a trade or vocation, earning a diploma or certificate that would allow them to immediately pursue employment opportunities following the completion of the program. A university in Canada is an institution of higher education and research, which grants academic degrees in a variety of subjects. A university is a corporation that provides both undergraduate education and postgraduate education. The degree structure at Canadian universities is very similar to that of the United States:
A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science is an undergraduate degree that typically takes three, four or five years to complete (depending on the province and class availability) for full-time students.
University students can also pursue any number of advanced specialized degrees in fields such as Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine, and the Law.
All college and university education in Canada is the responsibility of the individual provinces and territories. Provincial governments provide the majority of funding to their public post-secondary institutions, with the remainder of funding coming from tuition fees, the federal government, and research grants. Nearly all post-secondary institutions in Canada have the authority to grant academic credentials (i.e., diplomas or degrees). Generally speaking, universities grant degrees (e.g., bachelor's, master's or doctorate degrees) while colleges, which typically offer vocationally-oriented programs, grant diplomas and certificates. However, some colleges offer applied arts degrees that lead to or are equivalent to degrees from a university. Although the college and university system of Canada is very similar to that of the United States, unlike the U.S., Canada has no accreditation body that oversees its universities. Institutions of higher learning in Canada have degree-granting authority via an Act of Ministerial Consent from the Ministry of Education of the individual province.
Only one federally-funded university in Canada possesses degree-granting power: The Royal Military College of Canada (RMC). The RMC is the military academy of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Vocational Schools and Apprenticeships
In addition to community colleges, which offer some vocational training, students can also learn a vocation or trade at one of the many private vocational and technical schools scattered throughout the country, or via an apprenticeship program.
Apprenticeships in Canada allow students to learn the skills they need for a given trade by working hands-on in that environment under a qualified supervisor. Apprenticeship training involves a contract between an apprentice and an employer—registered with the province or jurisdiction—in which the employer provides the apprentice with training and experience for a trade. Programs such as these vary in length depending on the type of trade or program, ranging anywhere from two to five years. Registered apprenticeship programs combine real-world experience with classroom education. In most provinces, the classroom portion of the course is conducted during the apprenticeship training, although in Quebec, classroom instruction must be taken prior to beginning an apprenticeship program.
There are over 200 registered trades in Canada, each with specific standards and training requirements outlined by the provinces. In some of these trades, apprenticeship training and certification is compulsory to enter into and to practice the trade.
TOP UNIVERSITIES IN USA :There are more than 3000 Universities/Colleges in the USA. Please make sure you go to an accredited College or University. The goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions meets minimum acceptable level of quality. More than a million students enrolled in the US for higher education in 2015/2016 (that represents around 5% of total students enrolled in higher education in the US).
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- Augustana University College
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- DeVry Institute of Technology
- The King's University
- Mount Royal College
- University of Alberta
- University of Calgary
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- British Columbia Institute of Technology
- Open Learning Agency
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- Technical University of British Columbia
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- University of British Columbia
- University of Northern British Columbia
- University of Victoria
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- Douglas College
- Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design
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- North Island College
- Northern Lights College
- Okanagan University College
- Selkirk College
- University College of the Cariboo
- University College of the Fraser Valley
- Brandon University
- University of Manitoba
- University of Winnipeg
- Mount Allison University
- Saint Thomas University
- Universite de Moncton
- University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
- University of New Brunswick, Saint John
- Acadia University
- Dalhousie University
- University of King’s College
- Mount St. Vincent University
- Nova Scotia Agricultural College
- NSCAD University
- Nova Scotia Teachers College
- St. Francis Xavier University
- St. Mary's University
- Université Sainte-Anne
- University College of Cape Breton
- Brock University
- Carleton University
- Collège Universitaire Dominicain
- Lakehead University
- Laurentian University of Sudbury
- Algoma University College
- Universite de Hearst
- University of Sudbury
- McMaster University
- Nipissing University
- Ontario College of Art
- Queen's University
- Royal Military College of Canada
- Ryerson Polytechnic University
- Trent University
- University of Guelph
- University of Ottawa
- University of Toronto
- University of Waterloo
- University of Western Ontario
- University of Windsor
- Wilfrid Laurier University
- York University
Prince Edward Island
- Bishop's University
- College Militaire Royale
- Concordia University
- Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales
- Ecole Polytechnique
- McGill University
- Universite de Montreal
- Universite du Quebec, central
- Ecole Nationale d'Administration Publique
- Ecole de Technologie Superieure
- Institut Armand-Frappier
- Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
- Universite du Quebec a Abitibi-Temiscamingue
- Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi
- Université du Québec en Outaouais
- Universite du Quebec a Montreal
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