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Study STEM in Western Canada

Find a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program in Western Canada! Three Canadian provinces in Western Canada make up the Prairies: Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. These provinces are known as strong economic drivers in natural resource industries such as energy, mining and agriculture. No matter where you live, you’ll enjoy economic opportunities, quality of life and unique outdoor adventures!

Choose from a wide range of postsecondary institutions and programs to match your interests and career goals.

Institutions in Western Canada

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Surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, Alberta is known for its lively communities and world-renowned Calgary Stampede. The province is one of Canada’s economic engines, with strong oil and gas, natural resources, and tech sectors.

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You’ll find safe, vibrant, friendly and affordable communities in this province. Manitoba boasts one of the country’s most diverse economies with its rich natural resources, hydro-electric capacity, manufacturing base and highly educated workforce.

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In Saskatchewan you can enjoy an affordable cost of living, vast natural beauty and cultural diversity. Saskatchewan is a world leader in agriculture, natural energy resources, and manufacturing sectors and is also increasingly growing its high-tech industries.

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From Egypt to Canada - Why I chose to study abroad in Canada

Marwa, a PhD student from Egypt, speaks about her experience studying Chemistry at the University of Calgary. She talks about moving to Canada with her young family and how they have adapted to their new life.


Marwa: My name is Marwa and I am a PHD candidate at Chemistry Department, University of Calgary. I born and raised in a small city in Egypt called Ismailia.

After I finished my Masters degree, I wanted to get a solid education in electrochemistry.

At that time, I had my baby and also I was married, so moving the whole family to a foreign country, it wasn’t an easy choice.

I choose Canada because I wanted a country that supports raising kids in a very friendly environment. I was targeting to join a very strong group in electrochemistry and my current supervisor is one of the big leaders in electrochemistry worldwide.

I think the main reason I have success and am still pursuing my PHD is the solid education I’m getting at University of Calgary – many resources, many chances to enhance your background, your study.

I think Canada is the best place to have a better future, career, life and education. You will also be very supported from the neighbourhood and the Canadian people. They are accepting anybody basically, whatever your background, whatever your religion, you will be accepted.

You can make friends from all over the world, like I have Canadian friends, Chinese, Iranian, Egyptian.

I would like also to be a source of an inspiration for my son, my family and all women, especially in academic environment. I’m just enjoying the journey and looking forward to graduate and have my career afterwards.

My greatest achievement since I came to Canada, I think it is confidence and being a strong woman.

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