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Education information

Nowadays, studying in Canada is really popular among foreign students as it provides the best programs and courses that meet the highest educational standards. Studying in Canada is carefully checked by the Ministry of Education of the country. A distinctive feature of education in Canada is the absence of a unified system: each region (province) has the right to pursue a policy independently, with all educational institutions (state and private schools, universities and colleges) are subject to mandatory accreditation. Choosing any region for studying in Canada, you can be sure of the quality and balance of educational programs.

Education in Canada is popular due to several points:

  • Firstly, it is an opportunity to learn and improve two languages: French and English
  • Secondly, there are many prestigious and elite institutions where students get education of top quality. Studying there opens the doors of the world's top labor market
  • Thirdly, the diploma is quoted in America and in many European countries
  • Fourthly, the quality of teaching is very high, and at the same time the cost of studying is very attractive. 
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Educational system in Canada

Education in Canada begins with an elementary school, it accepts children 6-12 years old. At 13-18 the students attend secondary school. 18-23 years old students study at Canadian universities and colleges.

Secondary education in Canada is similar to the American one: about 95% of schoolchildren attend state institutions, and those, who can afford, attend private schools.

Actually, Canadian schools offer a wide range of academic disciplines. Education in Canada is arranged in small classes, an individual approach to the student is practiced. Studying in Canada implies using of high-quality materials and technical base.

Studying in Canada is really attractive because it is possible to study both in English and French. Studying lasts 12 years, in French-speaking Quebec and Ontario, secondary education takes 13 years. Studying at private schools ends with passing exams. However, there is no single examination standard in the country: testing of students' knowledge is carried out in the form of test control, evaluation of analytical work, and essays.

As for higher education, colleges allow you to obtain a specialized educational level and narrow specialization. Studying at the university usually implies getting a Bachelor's degree, a Master's degree, PhD. The programs of colleges and universities are built on the American principle. Higher education in Canada is received in 3-5 years.

6 advantages of studying in Canada

  • Universities and private schools of the country are the flagships of scientific and technological progress: every educational institution here has its own achievements, developed infrastructure. In the country's schools and universities, it is possible to obtain quality fundamental academic studying, which will become the basis for further professional development.
  • Education in Canada is comfortable, profitable, prestigious: diplomas are quoted around the world, the cost of training is lower than in European universities, and accommodation is cheaper than in the USA. At the same time, the number of private educational institutions in the country is less than, for example, in England or America, this makes Canadian private schools and boarding schools unique.
  • In a multinational country, a foreign accent is not a sign of an outsider, but a highlight that makes the student's personality unconventional. Comfortable foreign environment allows you to quickly adapt to new conditions.
  • A great deal of attention is paid to sports, out-of-school, out-of-university development.
  • At the university, students can shorten the term of study due to the targeted use of vacation time.
  • After graduation, the graduate can stay in the country and work legally for 2-3 years.

The cost of studying in Canada for foreign students

General educational statistics in Canada

Statistics - Education

Popularity rating in the world 8
Ranking of universities in the world 6
Academic Reputation 7
Employer Reputation 6
Quality of teaching 13
International Faculty 5
International Students 6
Citations per Faculty 5

Canada - General information

Region North America
Capital Ottawa
Language English, French
Currency Canadian Dollar
Population 35,158,300
Students 1,015,000
Foreigner students 11.9%

Statistics - Rankings

Arts and Humanities 5
Engineering and Technology 7
Life Sciences and Medicine 5
Natural Science 7
Social Sciences and Management 5
Mathematics 8
Physics 9
Chemistry 8
Computer Science 5
Economics & Business 3

Statistics - Universities

Universities in top 100 4
Universities in top 200 8
Universities in top 500 21
Universities in top 1000 27
Universities in top 5000 78

Cost of living in Canada

Expenses - USD/Month. Min. Med.
Accommodation 294 376
Food 239 416
Transportation 54 144
Communications and utilities 81 89
Clothing 19 71
Sports and leisure 23 84
Total 711 1,179
Accommodation in Canada USD/Month.  
Shared room outside of centre 297  
Shared room in city centre 380  
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 539  
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 690  
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