Canada has long held a reputation as one of the most desirable places in the world to live, but why? As an international student you will want to learn more about this fantastic country in North America, so here is a handy list of facts about studying and living in Canada!
Reasons to study in Canada
Canada’s crime rates are so low that the OECD Better Life Index 2016 ranked Canada 9 out of 10 for safety. In the country, 82% of residents say they feel safe walking alone at night, compared to the OECD average of 68%.
Tolerance of minorities
In 2016, the Fraser Institute’s Human Freedom Index, crowned Canada the sixth freest country in the world, with its tolerance of immigrants, minorities, freedom of expression and beliefs standing out.
A staggering 92% of those polled agreed that their country is a good place for immigrants, and another 94 per cent said they believe that they have the freedom to choose the course of their own lives.
It is possible that with the right credentials and work experience, students will be able to apply for permanent residency without having to leave!
Interested in a career in business? In 2014, Canada was ranked by Bloomberg as the second-best place in the world for doing business, finishing ahead of other English speaking countries such as the USA, UK and Australia.
Did you know that four out of five Canadians live within 30 minutes of the 16,800km Trans Canada Trail? By the end of 2017, the plan is to complete the 23,000 km coast-to-coast-to-coast route. And that will give you an idea of how seriously Canada takes outdoor activities!
Stunning lakes, mountains and national parks are all within reach of major cities, mean that students will not be bored. Canada also provides some of the best chances to view the northern lights (Aurora Borealis).
Value for money and standard of living
The high standards of Canadian education, combined with a low inflation rate, mean your time studying here will be cost effective due to lower tuition fees and rent.
Indeed, Canada ranks above the average in housing, subjective well-being, personal security, health status, income and wealth, social connections, environmental quality, jobs and earnings, education and skills, work-life balance, and civic engagement, all combining for a much higher standard of living than elsewhere in the world.
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