Canada is a country built by immigrants. There are over 60 programs are offered to facilitate immigration to Canada. Federal and Provincial govt programs are continuously introduced to welcome about 300,000 immigrants every year to resettle. You may immigrate to Canada through various categories like – Express Entry (skilled workers), Family sponsorship (relatives including spouse, partner, children, parents, grandparents), Self-employed (in cultural or athletic activities), Start-up visa (starting a business and creating jobs), Immigrant Investors (by investing in economy), Provincial nominees (being nominated by a province or territory), Caregivers (by providing care for children, the elderly or those with medical needs, or work as a live-in caregiver), Refugees, Quebec-selected skilled workers (skilled worker in Quebec), Atlantic Immigration Pilot (by graduating from a school or working in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, or Newfoundland and Labrador). High quality education for students is very popular recently.
According to Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Canada spends higher percentage of GDP on education compared to other countries in the world. Moreover, it consistently ranks higher than other countries on international tests on academic performance. 95% of international students recommend Canada as a study destination. Canada ranks as the world’s 3rd most popular destination for international students according to UNESCO. Canada has a largest share of international students in comparison to their total higher education populations. It is just behind Australia (23.8%) and the U.K. (21.1%).
Canada has the highest rate of post-secondary educational attainment. 75% international students in Canada are studying at the postsecondary level. In 2017, international students were 494,525 (25% are from India and 28% from China) – an increase of 119% between 2010 and 2017; and 20% increase over the previous year. The second fastest growth was from India at 63% in 2016-17. International students made up 11% of the postsecondary student population in Canada in the 2015-2016.
97% of Canadian universities offer education abroad programs and 82% of Canadian colleges and institutes offer education abroad.
There are many reasons why Canada is a cherished destination for international students. Among other factors, the tuition fees are considered really affordable for the high-quality education offered. Moreover, according to surveys, Canada education prepares students well for the job market.
Moreover, international students in Canada can work while studying . Normally, they get part-time jobs, inside and off campus , to get some extra money that helps to pay for the living expenses. Also, lots of them continue to work in Canada after graduation. Some are even eligible to immigrate after graduation . Also, the provinces of Atlantic Canada have a government policy to improve international student retention.
Though there are numerous categories to enter Canada but important options for immigrating include, Student, Skilled Worker, Family, Business, Temporary Worker and Resident visas.
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