“You’re not a strange person here in Canada, you’re home… they embrace you, they teach you how to live here and the best way you can succeed and adjust in the professional part.” - Jesus, Mexico

“I like this country because it was my dream. It’s a big country with a lot of things to do here. People come to study English, after that they can stay and study in college and work here.” Zhanna, Ukraine

“I decided to come to Canada because Canada has the best colleges and universities...” Maura, Cuba

“I decided to study here in Canada because it would be a great opportunity to know more about different cultures around the world and meet new people. And I came to learn English and I think it’s improving, and that’s a good thing because it will help me with university and finding a job.” Louis, Mexico

“The good thing here is that I can study a few courses here and then after a while I can transfer my courses for university to get masters or another bachelor, or I can just graduate here and get work permit.” - Mana, Iran

“I overcame the challenge thanks to support from my professors and the technology that the school offered to international students. Me and my classmates successfully completed the winter term.” Thao, Vietnam

“Canadian universities offer quality education and affordable tuition fees. That’s really great.” Saswat, India

"Here… I can open up, I can have a discussion with the teachers and they will tell me about their experiences, and so that's something that I found really interesting when I came here. " Daisuke, Japan

“I started asking them questions about […] what I wanted to know before coming […] It's reassuring to see that we are a little bit supported in taking the first steps." Erwan

“I am enrolled in a cooperative education program. It allows us to open up to the world of work, to experience firsthand what we see in our lessons. " Clémence, Rwanda

Hear from Canadian institutions

From disruption to innovation

According to the United Nations, COVID-19 has led to the biggest disruption in education history, affecting more than a billion students worldwide. 

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Canada’s institutions responded with student safety in mind. In March 2020, Canadian universities transitioned over 1.4 million students to virtual learning in a matter of weeks and supported students with their mental health and well-being.

Hear from our institutions and teachers

Here are just a few examples of the compassion and generosity shown by Canadian educational institutions and businesses during the pandemic: 

Hear from students

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