Why Study In CANADA ???
At the post – secondary level, Canada has a range of education institutions:
Canada has a large selection of universities located in both urban and rural settings in every region of the country. Canada universities are largely publicly funded; as a result they are of a consistently high quality, regardless of location or area of study. Universities retain a high degree of academic autonomy.
They offer a broad range of course and a full range of degree from undergraduate to doctorates, and can also offer certificates and professional degrees. Fees for universities differ depending on the Province, Institution and Program of Study.
Universities’ colleges combine Canadian university and college traditions, with a strong base of applied and academic program offered in the campus environment. University colleges offer students a wide range of program choices of academically- oriented university degree program.
Community colleges have the primary function of responding to the training needs of business, industry and the public service sector. They also meet the educational needs of vocationally- oriented secondary school graduates, employment- seeking university graduates, as well as the lifelong learning requirements of the adult population.
They offer professional program of 1 to 3 years (often including a work term) that are highly applicable in the job market.
Career College and Technical institutes
Career College and technical institutes are privately owned institution that offer training programs that provide students with practical skills for the job market after a short period of instruction. These institutions are provincially approved and regulated, ensuring that program standards and quality are maintained.
All publicly and privately recognized and authorised post -secondary institution in Canada have been given the authority to grant academic credentials by their provincial or territorial governments, through charters or legislation. This ensures or enables mechanisms for institutional and program quality. At the provincial and national levels, Canadian professional- regulatory bodies (for example in the field of nursing, architecture and engineering) participate in the establishment and review of post secondary curriculum standards. Accreditation reviews are conducted through analysis of reports and on site visits.
There are number of organizations in Canada that promote quality and the use of high academic standards in post- secondary program such as the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), The Association of Canadian community colleges (ACCC) and the Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada (AAAC).
Universities in Canada offer world class education.
The academic year usually starts in September and ends in May. Each academic year normally comprises two semesters, the second semester commences in January. Some institutions have a trimester system which comprises of three semesters in the academic year and therefore offer multiple intakes in January and May.
A limited number of specialized program are offered in the summer season that commences in May .
Student Support Services
All Canadian institutions offer international student supports the growth,progress, and success of international students and aims to ease their transition to a new school, a new home and a new country. International student support office offers support services to students coming from other countries, including assistance with transportation, orientation activities, study permit on and off campus employment options, medical insurance, health service, assistance with immigration rules and regulations, financial information, emergency aid, holiday and vacation housing provisions etc.
Canada is often associated with cold weather and snow, but in reality, its climate is as diverse as its landscape. Generally, Canadians enjoy four very distinct seasons, particularly in the more populated regions along the US border. Daytime summer temperatures can rise to 35âÂ°C and higher, while lows of - 35âÂ°C are not uncommon in winter. More moderate temperatures are the norm in spring and fall.
Summers can be hot and dry on the prairies, humid in central Canada, and milder on the coasts. Spring is generally pleasant across the country. Autumns are often crisp and cool, but brightened by rich orange and red leaves on tress.
Winters are generally cold with periods of snow. When the temperature does drop, Canadians stay warm, thanks to an infrastructure of heated housing, cars and public transportation system.
Multi- Cultural & Safe
Canada is home to a large number of aboriginal people, called First Nations. Over the past century and a half, Canada has welcomed 15 million immigrants. Every year, some 200,000new immigrants enter Canada, making it the nation that receives the most new comers annually based on its population, which recently exceeded 35 million.
Canada is known as a peaceful and safe country. People are friendly and so it is easy to absorb the Canadian life and culture. The quality of life is high, while the cost of living is low. Residents enjoy a comfortable lifestyle in peaceful and secure communities.
Quality Of Life
Canada is currently ranked 5th on the United Nation Human Development index- ax annual survey that uses a number of factors ( life expectancy, literacy , education , standard of living, and GDP per capital ) to determine quality of life. It also includes Canada’s abundance of fresh water, comfortable population density, and low incidence of violent crime and health care system that is a model for the world. Canada also has the highest ranking cities in North America for living according to the Mercer Human Resource Consulting worldwide Quality of Living Survey 2009. This ranking is based on the two important criteria of safety and stability.