Why Study in Canada?

The combination of Canada’s natural environment and its reputation for high-quality education are just a few of the things that attract tens of thousands of foreign students to Canada every year. Foreign students choose to study in Canada because of the Canadian degrees and diplomas are recognized throughout the world. The 1998 Gourman Report, an independent USA report, scored 18 Canadian electrical engineering programs in the top 40 of such programs in North America. Canadian work experience is highly desirable by multi-national companies who actively recruit on Canadian campuses.

Students coming to Canada have over 90 degree granting universities, 175 community colleges, several private language schools and many corporate training facilities to choose from. Canada spends more per capita on its education system than any other country in the world. As a result, Canadian universities and colleges offer lower tuition rates for international students than their counterparts in other countries. The cost of study in Canada is considerably less than the USA, Australia and the United Kingdom. Canada is a world leader in software development, telecommunications, aerospace engineering, urban transport, biotechnology, mining technology and environmental industries.


Canada is probably best known for the stunning beauty of its natural environment. This is with good reason. From coast to coast, Canada is a panorama of gorgeous mountains, lakes, rivers, forests, plains, and more. As a result, the country has an amazing range of outdoor activities that could keep even the most avid enthusiast satisfied for years. With that comes an absorbing history and the cultural diversity of a modern, eclectic nation. With roots in European traditions, particularly the French and British, the heritage in many cities is unmistakable. Add to that the influence of the United States and the many immigrants who have settled there, and Canada is a fascinating and fun mix.

Canadians place great importance on learning, and have developed a first-rate education system with high standards. The country spends more on education (as a percentage of GDP) compared to the OECD average, and is the second highest among G-8 countries.

Canadian teenagers consistently rank among the best in the world on international tests of reading, science and math – a testament to the outstanding quality of Canadian schools. A Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is well-regarded in business, government and academic circles around the globe.