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Canada, deriving its name from the word “Kanata”, meaning village or settlement, has historically been known as the land of foreign settlers. Over the years, Canada has become one of the most ethnically diverse and multi-cultural nations, owing to large scale immigration from many countries. Canada welcomes people from almost all across the globe, and its national human rights law prohibits any discrimination based on race, gender, disability and sexual orientation. Each province and territory of Canada has its own human rights code, too. Canada consistently ranks among the Top 3 countries of the world with the best quality of life.


Canada is considered to be highly industrialized nation, and its advanced economy (10th largest in the world) is continuing to witness the boom owing to its abundant natural resources as well as its exceptional international trade networks (Canada also happens to be one of the world’s Top 10 Trading Nations). Canada is one of the few developed nations that are net exporters of energy. Canada has 13% share of the global oil reserves, the third highest after Venezuela and Canada.


More than one in five Canadians are born abroad, and 22.3% of the populations belongs to the visible minorities. In 2016, Canada admitted 296,346 permanent residents. Canada plans to add nearly 1 million permanent residents over the next three years, to meet the needs of its growing economy. Canada is part of several major international and intergovernmental institutions or groupings including the United Nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the G7, the G20, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.


Across all levels of studies in Canada, there were 572,415 international students in Canada in 2018. Of all the international students coming to Canada, 30% of the international students come from India, 25% of the overall international students come from China. As of 2017-18, the number of Indian students going to Canada is increasing at the rate of 40% per annum. 96% of the international students recommend Canada as a study destination, whereas 60% of the total international students plan to apply for the Permanent Residence in Canada. International students opt to study in Canada for the following 3 main reasons:

  • The Quality of Canadian Education system
  • Canada’s reputation as a tolerant and a non-tolerant society
  • Canada’s reputation as a safe country

- With 9.98 million square kilometres, Canada is the second largest country in the world by total land area. With a population of 37 million in 2019, Canada's population density of 3.92/km2, is amongst one of the least in the world.

- More than 80% of Canada's population resides in the Canadian cities, making Canada one of the most urbanized countries in the world.

- Canada ranks 12th overall globally in the Human Development Index (HDI) rankings, indicating high measurements of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom and education.

- Canada’s advanced economy is 10th largest in the world, and with a per capita income of $48,601, Canada enjoys the 15th highest per capita income in the world. Canada is one of the world’s top 10 trading nations, and is considered to be a highly globalized economy.

- With 243,042 kilometres, Canada has the longest coast-line in the world. Also its border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres is the world’s longest land border.

- Canada is home to more than 2,000,000 lakes, which is more than any other country, containing much of the world’s fresh water.

- As of 2014, 94% of the total Canadians had access to the internet services, which is amongst one of the highest in the world.

- Canada has one of the highest per-capita immigration rates in the world. In 2014, a total of 260,400 immigrants were admitted to Canada, mainly from Asia. The Canadian government anticipates between 280,000 and 305,000 new immigrants in the recent years. Indian population accounts for 4% of the total Canadian population. In fact, 6.4 million people in Canada speak an immigrant language.

- As an international student in Canada, you have access to travel discounts for students. So get ready to experience Canada and save some money! Restaurants, hotels, airlines, trains and other travel providers offer reduced prices for students. You’ll need a valid student identification card to get your discount. We also recommend the International Student Identification Card for additional benefits.

- Canada spends about 5.3% of its GDP on education, and invests heavily in tertiary education (US$20,000 per student).

- Canada has 3 cities in the Top 15 international study destinations (Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver), the only country to have 3 cities in the list. Toronto was ranked as the most desirable study by most of the international students (

- Canada boasts of a cheaper cost of living and tuition fees in comparison to its counterparts, however providing the international students with the same quality of education and living standards.

- A UN report also ranks Canada as the topmost country to study, immigrate and settle easily. Another report also ranks Canada as the 2nd best country for education.

- The following are some of the additional rankings internationally for Canada:

1) To headquarter a corporation – Rank 1

2) Most transparent countries – Rank 2

3) Raising Kids – Rank 3

4) For Women – Rank 3

5) Starting a Business – Rank 4

6) Starting a Career – Rank 5

7) Most forward looking nations – Rank 7

- Federal and provincial laws protect workers and employers in Canada by setting:

  • Minimum wage levels

  • Health and safety standards

  • Hours of work

  • Annual paid vacation

  • Rules for maternity and paternity leave

  • - Canadian laws also protect workers from discrimination based on race, religion, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation and disability.

  • - Workers in Canada must be paid no less than the minimum wage as stated by the provincial government. Each province sets its own minimum wage laws.

  • - Your employer will legally deduct money from your wages for income tax, Canada Pension Plan, Employment Insurance and, in some cases, taxable benefits and union dues.


We can obtain the most updated list of all the Colleges and Universities represented by us from the soft/hard copy of the Brochure. It is a dynamic list, as new Colleges might keep on adding up to the existing list.

Canada is host to international students from almost 180 nationalities. Such a myriad student fraternity always adds up to the exuberance and experience of the international students. International student community is spread all across Canada, from the large metropolitan areas to serene towns and countryside. An international student is legitimately entitled to work 20 hours per week, and 40 hours per week, during the semester breaks. A student life in Canada can teach more lessons than one and make an individual learn not only at a College or a University, but also it makes the student learn many a things about time management, financial and social independence, decision making and climate acclimatization. The following are the Top 15 host cities and towns for international students in Canada:

  1. Toronto

  2. Vancouver

  3. Montreal

  4. Ottawa-Gatineau

  5. Winnipeg

  6. Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge

  7. London

  8. Edmonton

  9. Hamilton

  10. Calgary

  11. Victoria

  12. Halifax

  13. St. Catharines-Niagara

  14. Windsor

  15. Quebec

As of 2017, 25,575 students with the Indian citizenship at Canadian Universities, which is the second highest number of international students after the students of Chinese origin. On the other hand, in 2017 only, 86,900 students with the Indian citizenship were enrolled at the Canadian Colleges, which, by far, was the highest number for the students from any country.

The tertiary education system in Canada can be bifurcated into two layers as far as the international students are concerned:

  1. Universities

  2. Colleges

Canada’s tertiary education focuses on enhancing not only the knowledge of the students, but also equips them with the skills and abilities required by the industry. This makes the candidates competent enough to excel in their respective fields anywhere across the globe. Canada’s higher, post-secondary education can be broadly categorized into the following credentials:

  1. Diploma Programs – 2 Years

  2. Advanced Diploma Programs – 3 Years

  3. Bachelors’ Programs – 4 Years

  4. Post Graduate Diploma/Graduate Certificate Programs – 1 OR 2 Years

  5. Masters’ Programs – 2 Years

Pursuing a full length program (At least 4 subjects per Semester) for a minimum period of two years, entitles the students with an Open Work Permit of 3 Years. Of these 3 years, if the student works in his own field of study for one year (managerial/supervisorial/co-ordinator categories of work), the student becomes eligible to file his Permanent Residence in Canada. However, if the student applies for a 1-Year, full time program, he becomes eligible to receive an Open Work Permit for 1 year only, of which he needs to work for a year, in order to file his Permanent Residence.