Canada has been ranked as one of the best countries to live in the world by United Nations and boasts a wide range of quality educational institutions for both degrees and diplomas in technical and professional disciplines, thereby truly justifying its designation as being called as the “Land of Opportunities”. Canada has the multicultural society supporting and respecting customs and traditions of different cultures. It is the home of some of the world’s top research facilities and academic institutions. Canadian universities and colleges are world-renowned for their high standards, safe campuses and educational excellence. Canada spends more per capita income on its education system than any other country in the G-8 and is among the top three countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Globally recognized degrees, diplomas and certificates are on a par with those obtained from the United States or Commonwealth nations.
Studying abroad in a developed country can be a very expensive proposition. However, even though the quality of education and living standards in Canada are amongst the highest in the world, the cost of education is quite affordable for international students as compared to other countries. This is the reason that Canada has become a much sought after destination for Indian students and its rising popularity is clearly reflected from the fact that about two lakh international students choose Canada as their first choice. Canada has always accorded a warm welcome to people coming to study or work here. The friendly nature of its citizens is a well-known fact. The number of Indian students interested in studying in Canada has drastically increased over the recent years which can be attributed to friendly student visa policies and several initiatives taken by the Canadian government to attract Indian students to its institutions.
Climate in Canada
There are many climatic variations in Canada, ranging from the permanently frozen ice caps north of the 70th parallel to the lush vegetation of British Columbia’s west coast. Overall, however, Canada has four very distinct seasons, particularly in the more populated regions along the US border. Daytime summer temperatures can rise to 35°C and higher, while lows of -15°C are not uncommon in winter. More moderate temperatures are the norm in spring and fall.
Working in Canada
International students in Canada are entitled to work part time for 20 hours in a week during their studies and offers post study work right of minimum 1 year to maximum up to 3 years depending upon the duration of their studies.