Study in Canada
The 500,000 international students who come to Canada every year for college and university studies are just the tip of the iceberg. Thousands more travel here to go to elementary or high school, to take part in exchange programs or attend language school. Canada is a great place to grow and thrive as a student.
Canadian classrooms value academic freedom, excellence and innovation. The quality of Canadian teaching at all levels is high. As a student in Canada, you’ll be encouraged to conduct original research and to share your ideas on important issues in your field of study. You’ll work collaboratively with other students, teachers, instructors and professors. All of this provides endless possibilities for your personal and professional growth—preparing you for the workplace and a successful career.
You’ll work collaboratively with other students, teachers, instructors and professors. All of this provides endless possibilities for your personal and professional growth—preparing you for the workplace and a successful career.
The Government of Canada offers a great online tool to help you investigate your career options in Canada. Explore careers allows you to search by occupation, wages and outlook for job prospects or different locations, education program or skills and knowledge.
At university, your days will include lectures and labs, tutorials or workshops. This variety is what university life is all about, giving you a mix of learning and doing that will help prepare you for your future career. Your professors and instructors schedule office hours for students, so you can meet with them to discuss assignments or questions. Each class also has at least one teaching or lab assistant—usually a graduate student in your field who is also available to provide extra learning support to students.
Canada is home to some of the world’s top universities. In fact, 27 Canadian institutions are counted among the best in the world, according to Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2019.
You might not have heard of all of them, but with nine universities in the top 200, Canada offers plenty of opportunities for a world-class education.
Compared with the US, Canada can also provide cheaper study options, simpler application processes and more opportunities for permanent residency.