Canada is the undisputed leader of overseas study destinations during and post-pandemic. The country has continuously ranked number one over the last two years and has emerged as the most favored destination for Indian students. Access to global opportunities, enhanced learning experience, world-class institutions, post-graduate work permit availability, tuition fee affordability, and liberal immigration policies make Canada an attractive place to study, work and settle.
Currently, there are over 388,782 international students enrolled in Canadian universities. Of 388,782 international students, 153,360 are enrolled in colleges and 235,419 universities. The number of overseas students studying in Canada has increased from 69.8%, from 228,924 to 388,782. India is the most significant source of international students in Canada. In terms of the province, Ontario is the most preferred study destination, followed by British Columbia. Quebec ranks third for attracting overseas students across the globe.
Studying in Canada is about having access to quality education, the benefit of personal development, experiencing new cultures, achieving career goals, and expanding the professional network.
Why is Canada a top study destination?
According to government data, more than 640,000 million students are studying in Canada, which continues to grow yearly. Many students are drawn to Canada because of the global opportunities offered by this country. The Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) allows international students to gain valuable after completing their studies in Canada. The PGWP is also a first step towards achieving permanent residency in Canada.
Canada is a bilingual country where English and French are the most widely spoken languages. Newcomers also have tremendous opportunities to enhance their language skills too. Universities in Canada also have an excellent reputation- the University of Toronto, McGill University, and the University of British Columbia- are some top-ranked universities worldwide.
Canada kept borders open for international students despite pandemics.
Canada continued to welcome international students amid the pandemic. While other countries preferred to close their borders, Canada was the only country that opened its borders. Many students initially planning to go to Australian universities gave up on waiting as they moved to Canada. Canada is an excellent alternative to the U.S. or the U.K.
Many studies also revealed that Canada’s reputation as the perfect study destination is enhanced by the government’s handling of the pandemic and its impact on international students. The country was leading the pack in providing support to students and skilled workers amid chaos.
Canada is open and welcoming to international students. It is a destination one can never go wrong with when advancing in their personal and professional life. The work experience gained in Canada also makes you eligible for permanent residence.