Studying in Canada: EduCanada Guest Blog Post
Education in Canada - A World of Possibilities Awaits
Looking for an unforgettable experience to last you a lifetime?
Every year, students around the globe choose to pursue their education in Canada. Known for outstanding quality of life, safe and vibrant multicultural cities, beautiful spaces and first class health care, Canada is internationally recognized for a competency-based teaching approach that prepares students to be productive in the workplace immediately after graduation.
Canada’s education systems: Among the world’s best
Canadian universities and colleges are a key component of education systems recognized as among the best in the world. Higher education is primarily publicly funded in Canada, and institutions are accountable for quality assurance in teaching, research and campus facilities. Tuition and living costs are competitive compared with other destinations for study abroad.
Canada represents a tremendous opportunity for UK students looking to advance their career opportunities. Last year alone more than 350,000 international students chose Canada as their preferred destination for study abroad, and an increasing number of UK students are doing the same.
Canada’s universities: A solid foundation for success
Canada’s 85 publicly-funded universities offer high quality education at competitive prices. There are a vast selection of undergraduate and postgraduate programs to choose from, as well as professional designations, certificate and diploma courses, and career-focused programs. Canadian institutions also boast cutting edge technology and research labs as well as numerous opportunities for work placements and internships.
A strong focus on research
If you’re interested in research, Canada’s universities, colleges and polytechnics are the place to be. Canadian institutions are innovation leaders in numerous fields, including health, nanotechnology, biotechnology, high-performance computing, environmental technologies, nutraceuticals and renewable fuels. R&D cross-funding between the private sector and education institutions is high.
Our universities and colleges also act as knowledge hubs, connecting business, government and educational institutions with commercial firms that help deliver on discovery. If you have ideas to change the world, we’ve got the programs to help you bring them to life!
Canada’s college system: Leading the way in applied education
If you are looking for programs that will prepare you directly for the job market, Canada’s colleges and polytechnics are an excellent choice. Over 8,000 programs at 150 public institutions provide recognized credentials, including certificates, diplomas, transfer programs, academic and applied degrees, and postgraduate diplomas. Programs are taught by highly experienced faculty and are available with varying lengths of study, from a few months to four years. Applied programs are designed in collaboration with potential employers that offer work placements.
A vast array of work-study options
As a full-time international student, you can gain valuable work experience and help to finance your stay while studying in Canada. Students can work up to 20 hours per week and full-time during academic breaks. As well, the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program allows you as a graduate to work in Canada for up to three years. Skilled work experience gained through this program helps graduates who wish to stay longer qualify for permanent residence in Canada. Balancing academic achievement with direct learning in a career-related job can help you gain a competitive advantage after graduation!
Scholarships are generally based on academic merit and are often awarded at the time of admission by universities and colleges. There are a variety of scholarships specifically for international students and researchers.
Key facts and figures on education
Key figures on Canada’s economy
Canada in the rankings
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