These were the top five reasons why students named Canada as their first choice in the August/September poll:
Other reasons included the nation’s “welcoming nature” and its surging economy. For some students, a key motive was the desire to be with relatives who already lived in the country.
Low crime rates and a low cost of living are making Canada an international study hotspot for pre-university students.
Studying abroad before the university can cause concern for parents, but Canada offers security and stability to put even the most anxious mind at rest.
Unlike other countries with lower living costs, Canada also has one of the best education systems in the world. Home to the University of Toronto, an elite global university according to QS World University Rankings 2018, Canada is drawing international students in from all corners of the globe.
Aside from world-class universities, however, many international students are choosing to move to Canada to study at one of its many prestigious colleges, which give students the chance to acclimatize to the new culture before applying for university.
Ontario alone has more than 20 top colleges – leaders in technology and workforce development – helping students develop skills for careers of tomorrow, with 5,000-plus programmes across more than 200 areas of study.
Students can choose anything from one-year certificate programmes, through to career-prepping two and three-year diploma programmes – and over 200 full degree programmes which don’t only offer the key credentials but also valuable practical experience. Add to that the extensive transfer opportunities which recognize students’ existing credits – and a qualification from a college in Canada really can take you anywhere.
Seneca College –
Manchester, North West