Upcoming International Educational Hubs for Indian Students – Canada
With post-degree job opportunities on the decline in much of the developed world, comparatively higher costs of education in the USA, visa and work restrictions in the UK, stringent application and admission norms in Germany, Canada is gaining popularity among international students and is fast emerging as an upcoming destination for many Indian students.
In several United Nations’ surveys, Canada has been rated as one of the best places to live in the world with low crime rates, high life expectancy and better access to education. Canadians have placed great importance to learning and also developed a first-grade education system with high standards. Canadian Universities offer a stable, stimulating, motivating and excellent environment to study has increased the interest of the international student community.
Canadian educational institutions offer a wide range of opportunities for international students. As a great travel destination, students who come to Canada can also witness one of the most beautiful, natural environments in the world. In fact, since the year 1994, Canada has been ranked as one of the top ten places to live in the world according to the United Nations (UN) and the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Accordingly, the number of international students has increased over the years, especially because a degree/diploma from a Canadian institution is globally recognised.
“Along with Canadian students, our complement of international students has also grown, from 22 countries represented six years ago, to more than 600 students and 75 countries on campus today,” says Paul Marck, media relations coordinator, University of British Columbia, Okanagan. Even at universities like Thompson Rivers University, situated in Kamloops (an interior area of the British Columbia province), there are international students from more than 80 countries. As Canada is one of the most multicultural and diverse countries in the world, international students are able to acclimatize well in Canada, says, Imran Kanga, associate director, student services and international relations, Schulich School of Business.
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