a great place to study: it has top-notch schools, a high standard
of living and official policy which welcomes international students.
The Canadian government views foreign students as a valuable element
in the make-up of university campuses and important to furthering
the research and application of all fields of study. Furthermore,
the numbers of foreign applicants is steadily increasing. In 1998,
there were more than 100,000 foreign students at universities
and college across the country. This official welcome means it
is easier and easier to apply and to be approved to study in Canada.
Canada and Study with the Best!
Canada's universities and colleges are world-renowned for their
high standards and educational excellence.
A degree or diploma from a Canadian university or college is
internationally recognized and considered equivalent to a degree
or diploma from an American university.
Canadian tuition rates are already low, but given the US-Canada
currency exchange rate, Canadian rates are a great deal for
Americans. And that also means affordable housing, food, books,
entertainment, and travel. American students attending most
Canadian schools are eligible for US government student loans.
in the growing global market
Canadian schools are at the forefront of the information technology
revolution, ensuring that their students are equipped for the
21st century. Most schools offer cooperative education and training
programs that allow students to spend a portion of their school
year gaining practical experience in the workplace.
place to live and study
In Canada you can get a high-quality education in world-class
cities, serene settings on the Great Lakes, near the ocean,
or close to the mountains. Canada is well known for the beauty
of its natural settings, but it is also famous for its cosmopolitan
and multicultural cities brimming with ethnic foods, great entertainment,
cultural events, and sports. Canada has the top standard of
living rating in the world, according to the United Nations,
which has ranked Canada first on its Human Development Index
(based on a comparison of life expentancy, education, health
and income) in each of the past seven years.
are in demand
Many American companies are actively recruiting on campus. Archer
Daniels Midland, Chase Manhattan, General Electric, Goldman
Sachs, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Lucent Technologies, Microsoft,
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Proctor and Gamble, and Salomon
Smith Barney are among the many American firms recruiting students
directly from Canadian universities.
Canada is divided into provinces and territories, each of which
have their own government, which in turn are overseen by the federal
government in Ottawa. The government is socialist in aim: public
services enable every Canadian to have a good quality of life.
International students can only benefit from this. The country
is extremely large, but due to its geographically northern location,
much of the land is sparsely populated, is farmed or remains in
a state of natural growth. Most of the relatively small population
is clustered along the southern border with the United States.
Ontario is the most populated province, with British Columbia
and Quebec behind that. Canadian cities are remarkable in that
they are never far from the rural areas. Even with massive urban
sprawl, like in Toronto, you can get out of the city in under
an hour and into beautiful cottage country and farmland. Large
cities, like Toronto, are full of excitement, big business and
cultural life and are host to many many different ethnicities.
This multiculturalism is informed by official government policy;
Canada has long been a destination for immigration and as a result,
you as a foreign student will feel comfortable here.
You may have heard about the infamous Canadian weather, and yes,
it's true we have cold AND long winters. But, with such a large
country of course the weather is variable across the nation. In
the southernmost areas of Ontario and Quebec, long winters give
way to months of gloriously hot weather in the summer. In Vancouver
and Victoria, in southern British Columbia, rain usually takes
the place of snow. In other words, it's not that bad, or at the
very least, in the heat of July, you can hardly even remember
what snow is.