What brings international students to Canada?

Planning for your future involves consideration of where you'll study and how it will shape your career path. Each year, many international students choose to pursue their academic goals in Canada, drawn by its appeal and career prospects. IELTS from the British Council is your key to accessing this world of career opportunities. Here’s why:

Quality education opens doors

Canada boasts renowned institutions like McGill University, Montreal and the University of Toronto, which rank among the top 40 universities worldwide*. With over 100 universities offering more than 15,000 programs, Canada provides access to education recognised globally. These institutions are known for nurturing highly-sought after graduates, enhancing their employability prospects.

Affordable tuition

Canada offers a more affordable option for pursuing higher education than some other English-speaking countries. While tuition fees vary based on the chosen course and level of study, there are numerous scholarships available to help ease the financial burden. Prospective international students can explore the scholarship programs listed by EduCanada to identify funding opportunities.

Pathways to post-graduate work opportunities

Studying in Canada  opens doors to post-graduate work opportunities. International students are permitted to work for up to 20 hours per week, providing valuable work experience while pursuing their degrees. Upon graduation, students can apply for a Post-Graduate Work Permit. Industries like healthcare, engineering, and technology are particularly in demand, offering ample prospects for graduates in these fields.

Immersive student experience

Canada is celebrated for its welcoming and inclusive environment, making it an ideal destination for international students. With a diverse population comprising students and professionals from around the globe, Canadian campuses offer a vibrant multicultural atmosphere. 

Superior quality of life

Ranked third in the US News' Quality of Life rankings, Canada offers a high standard of living with its robust job market, economic stability, and political security. The country's exceptional quality of education contributes to its overall quality of life, attracting students from all corners of the globe. Student-friendly cities like Montreal offer dynamic nightlife and a diverse community of creative minds, fostering a supportive and enriching environment.

Bonus Advantage: All institutions in Canada accept IELTS tests as part of their application requirements. Learn more about how IELTS from the British Council can help you grow professionally now.

* According to the 2023 QS World University Rankings

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