Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area.
According to the United Nations Human Development Index, Canada has the highest quality of life in the world. It is the second largest country in the world by land mass and 33rd in the world in terms of population which sits at around 31 million people. Vancouver is tied with Zurich for the highest quality of life of any city in the world.
Canada is famous for the stunning scenery of the Rocky Mountains and numerous other places of natural beauty and wilderness such as Banff and Jasper National parks. Both famous for their rugged natural beauty and abundant wildlife you won’t see anywhere else in the world. Visit one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world at Niagara and journey underneath them on the Maid of the Mist.
The country has a very strong economy, an excellent education system, first class transport links, great weather, a high standard of living and is a cost effective option for students to embark on their international education and life experience.
Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottowa all have populations in excess of one million people and there are numerous other towns and cities throughout the country with large urban areas and a host of quality education providers.
The Canadian education system is internationally recognized for its excellence and is renowned for producing high quality graduates. Canada has the world's highest tertiary education enrolments.
Canadian education boasts an excellent choice of public and private education providers throughout the country offering every discipline at all levels from Certificates and Diplomas to Doctorate courses. The high standard of the courses and teaching provide the excellent platform to embark your chosen career.
The style of teaching and learning at Canadian Colleges and Universities develop strong analytical and academic skills which encourage you to think independently and creatively. The fantastic experience will be rewarding both academically and personally preparing you for life’s journey.
Click here for a diagram and explanation of the Canadian education system or refer to www.studyincanada.com for further details.
20% of the Canadian population were born overseas. This diversity of cultures and nationalities makes it such an appealing and interesting place to live and study.
Canada’s cosmopolitan cities host a variety of cultures that offer fantastic living conditions and standards of living. Many of its cities regularly feature in the most livable city awards each year and the country boasts several world heritage sites and places of natural beauty.
The beautiful weather and emphasis on health and fitness make Canada a heaven for sports lovers. There is a real focus on sports and outdoor living due to the fantastic climate and importance of health and fitness in Australian culture.
The cosmopolitan nature of the population make Canada a heaven for food lovers will every cuisine catered for in the thousands of cafés, restaurants, bars, supermarkets throughout the country catering for every culture and taste.
Canadians originate from all corners of the globe and are warm friendly people. International students from all nationalities and cultures add to the rich diversity of cultures enhance the lively cosmopolitan atmosphere in and around our institutions campuses.
Canada has the ninth biggest economy of the world, is the world's eighth biggest trader, has one-tenth of the world's forests and is one of the largest mining nations in the world Of all of the world's producers of natural gas, copper, zinc, nickel, aluminum, and gold, Canada is in the top five. It also has the second highest Oil reserves in the world.
Canada's economy is both mature and diverse, benefiting from an expanding services sector, an abundance of natural resources and a skilled workforce.
The services sector employs almost 75% of Canada’s total workforce and provides many opportunities for international students seeking part-time employment to finance their studies.
Student visa holders are permitted to work up to 20 hours part time during term time and full time during term breaks. TBC
Many areas of the economy have identified skill shortages NOC and the Canadian government looks to fill these shortages by encouraging skilled migrants to migrate permanently to Canada. International students may be eligible to fill such gaps and secure permanent residency in Canada on completion of their studies.
For further information please contact our registered migration agent.
LEISURE / ENTERTAINMENT
Canada has a plethora of leisure and entertainment options for international students. The country really does have something for everybody from the metropolises of Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal to the extreme wilderness of the Rocky Mountains and its National Parks. Discovering Canada is a must for any international student and their families.
The Canadian climate make it ideal place to undertake and watch a huge variety of summer and winter sports. Some of the most popular sports in Canada are ice hockey, Canadian football, basketball, soccer, and baseball.Other popular team sports include curling, street hockey, cricket, rugby and softball. Cricket is the fastest growing sport in Canada currently. Popular individual sports include auto racing, boxing, cycling, golf, hiking, horse racing, ice skating, rodeo, skateboarding, skiing, snowboarding, swimming, tennis, triathlon, track and field, water sports, and wrestling.
Cricket is one of the fastest growing sports in Canada. International students have thousands of sports clubs and societies to choose from to participate in or watch.
As the world's most ethnically diverse countries, Canada’s cities have distinctive shopping districts and markets that offer a wide range of unique shopping experiences.
Department stores, exclusive shops, neighbourhood retailers and ethnic markets catering for all tastes and fashions are there waiting for you.. Toronto is home to Canada's largest zoo and features more than 5,000 animals in their natural environment.
There are also an abundance of art galleries, museums, exhibition centres, markets, live music, festivals, cinemas and theatres to choose from throughout the country. The great thing is that a significant proportion of these activities are free.
For more information on Canada please refer to the websites below.
All students who wish to study Vocational Education or Higher Education courses abroad will require a student visa for their country of choice. Prominent Consultant has a fantastic record of student visa success. Our extensive knowledge of the visa systems in all the countries in which we operate enables us to confidently guide and prepare students to secure a student visa.
We meticulously guide students in terms of document preparation, financial evidence, health requirements, evidence of English language ability, any supplementary information, and in visa interview preparation where required.