Canada is a strong nation on a global scale with a reputation for excellence, safety, and determination. Canada is:
● One of the best places to live in the world
Canada has abundance of natural resources and beauty with a varied landscape - majestic mountains, rolling plains, forested valleys, and beautiful turquoise blue rivers and lakes. It is a peaceful, safe, and stable country with a high standard of living. Canada offers excellent and inexpensive healthcare facilities and social services to all its international students and citizens. The United Nations has consistently ranked Canada as one of the top ten best places to live in over the past eight years.
● Embracing of all colours, creeds, sexualities, religion, and ethnicities
Canadian’s embrace multiculturalism and celebrate differences. Canada was the first country to introduce a multicultural policy, through the Canadian Multiculturalism Act. The Act continues to provide the legal framework for continued efforts to strengthen Canadian values of diversity, tolerance, and acceptance. Multiculturalism is a defining aspect of Canadian identity; an identity that respects, and embraces individuals from different backgrounds, cultures, and faiths.
While the Multiculturalism Act was adopted in 1988 by the Progressive Conservative government of Brian Mulroney, the concept of Canada as a culturally, ethnically, religiously, and linguistically diverse nation had been introduced by federal governments as far back as 1971. Throughout the 1970’s the Liberal government of Pierre Trudeau introduced protections for Indigenous Canadians, officially endorsed both French and English as official languages, and created the Ministry of Multiculturalism and the Canadian Consultative Council on Multiculturalism.
Canada’s acceptance of diversity and multiculturalism as cornerstones of Canadian culture helps Canadians from all walks of life and backgrounds continue to improve our understanding of one another, and discourages hatred, bigotry, and discrimination. It is through the lens of multiculturalism that Canada continues to grow in diversity, tolerance, and the celebration of the many cultures and backgrounds that constitute the Canadian mosaic.
● Best qualifications for the lowest cost
Canadian university fees are significantly lower than in other English speaking countries (such as the UK, USA, Australia, and New Zealand). When coupled with high standards for academic programs and scholastic excellence at all levels of education means Canadian certifications are recognized and respected worldwide. International students can also work for 20 hours a week during the semester on and off campus. During summer break there are no restrictions to number of hours of work. All in all, Canada’s diverse and dynamic hands-on academic environment sharpens your skills and abilities to critically and creatively express yourself, communicate, and improve yourself will make you a global citizen.
● You can stay in Canada after graduation
Canada’s international student programs offers powerful incentives to stay permanently. International students who successfully graduate from a two-year program can work in Canada for up to three years. This incentive enhances your opportunities at forging a long-term career in Canada with the preferred status to apply to become Permanent Resident and thereafter a citizen of Canada.