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Top reasons to study in Canada

Every year, Canada welcomes hundreds of thousands of international students from around the globe. When you study in Canada, you invest in your future. Discover the top reasons why you should choose Canada as your international education destination!

Why Choose Canada?

Enjoy our renowned quality of life

You’ll find a high standard of living in Canada. International students benefit from the same rights and freedoms that protect all Canadians: respect for human rights, equality, diversity and a stable, peaceful society.

Canada ranks in third place globally for the best quality of life.[1]

Find flexible and high quality education options

From elementary to post-secondary studies, Canada is known for offering high quality education and research opportunities. You’ll also have the flexibility to transfer between types and levels of education without running into roadblocks common in other parts of the world.

You’ll be able to choose from more than 8,000 college and 16,000 university programs.[2] 7 Canadian universities are ranked among the top 200 in the world.[3]

Feel welcome in a diverse and inclusive environment

Canada is an open, safe and culturally diverse society. You’ll feel at home in both our communities and classrooms.

In Canada there are more than 250 ethnic origins along with 200 languages from around the world and 70 Indigenous languages spoken.[4]

Find an affordable option

In Canada you can access scholarships and work opportunities to help pay for your education. Many programs also offer co-op work placements or internships to get hands-on experience while you study. Most international students are eligible to work during their studies and can get a Post-Graduation Work Permit after their studies.

Our tuition fees are generally lower than colleges and universities in Australia, the U.K. and the U.S.[5]

Get a long-term return on your investment

Get an excellent return on your investment when you use your internationally recognized Canadian qualifications to build your career. Whether you decide to stay in Canada or return to your home country, your Canadian education and network will help prepare you for the future.

A recent study shows that 60% of international students who were employed during their period of study or after graduation became landed immigrants within 10 years of having obtained their first study permit.[6]

Experience memorable adventures

Experience the richness of Canadian culture, social life, travel adventures and four seasons. You can choose from urban and rural areas across our provinces and territories. No matter where you live in Canada, you can explore vibrant communities and spectacular landscapes. In Canada you also have a unique opportunity to study in either of Canada’s official languages, English or French, from kindergarten through to postgraduate studies.

Keep exploring

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[1] U.S. News & World Report, 2022.

[2] Universities Canada, 2022; CICan, 2022.

[3] Times Higher Education, 2023.

[4] Statistics Canada, 2017.

[5] QS Top Universities, 2022.

[6] Statistics Canada, 2021.