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Study STEM in Eastern Canada

Find a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program in Eastern Canada! Four provinces located on the country’s Eastern coastline make up Atlantic Canada: New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Their quality institutions are some of the oldest in Canada. The area is also home to supportive campus communities with smaller class sizes. International students enjoy the beautiful landscapes, ocean views and welcoming maritime culture they find on the East Coast.

Opportunities to stay and build your career

Once you join your community in Eastern Canada, you may never want to leave. The region’s economy is growing and there are many programs that can help you stay to work after graduation. Motivated international students can also take advantage of provincial Study and Stay programs to get connected to career, mentorship, networking and entrepreneurship opportunities:

Institutions in Eastern Canada

Learn more about STEM programs at institutions in Eastern Canada:

New Brunswick

Bordering Quebec, Nova Scotia and Maine, New Brunswick is Canada’s only officially bilingual province (English and French). In New Brunswick, you can settle in beautiful and affordable communities and take advantage of the growing tech, forestry and agricultural sectors.

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Nova Scotia

No matter where you are in Nova Scotia, you’re never far from the ocean. With both urban and rural amenities, vast outdoor adventures and a growing tech and innovation sector, Nova Scotia is a popular destination for international students.

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Newfoundland & Labrador

Located on the most eastern edge of North America, Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the safest and most welcoming places in the world to live and work. The province is home to a cluster of world-class educational institutions, companies, and industry organizations offering some of the most innovative ocean technologies.

Prince Edward Island

PEI is known for its vivid colours, sandy beaches and red sandstone cliffs. Traditionally known for agricultural sectors, PEI is one of the most cost-effective locations in North America for software development, specialty chemical production, and bio-science research.

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From The Philippines and Dubai to Canada - Why I chose to study abroad in Canada

Mary, a Chemical Engineering student who was raised in Dubai speaks about her experience studying at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She talks about how the experience has given her the confidence to pursue her dreams.


Mary, Chemical Engineering, Dalhousie University: My name's Mary and I'm working towards my Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering.

I grew up in Dubai, United Arab Emirates but I was born in the Philippines. When I was back home I was really shy. When I first decided to come to Halifax, I wanted to put myself out there and get out of my comfort zone and over the two years that I've been here, I did exactly just that.

Dalhousie has really given me much support because I've been given opportunities to attend conferences where I could make connections with other women in engineering, also professionals in engineering.

As an international student on campus, the international centre always has events for us

so that we can gather and connect with one another and feel welcomed in the Dalhousie community.

Canada is an awesome country.

I'm really impressed and inspired by the openness and the respect that people have with one another.

It's also a great place to be more innovative and to be creative and therefore a great place to be yourself.

There's so much more that I can learn, so much more that I can develop within myself, that really makes me excited for what's to come.

When I first came to Halifax and walked down that harbourfront, I was like, This is it. This is my new home.

And when I do look back, I'll be like, "This is where I first started. This is how I grew."

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