CANADA – GREAT OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIAN STUDENTS
In the past few years, Canada has gained status as the most sought after destination for higher studies. With top ranking universities and research institutes, many students are choosing Canada over other potential English speaking destinations, such as the United States, UK, Australia and France. Recently, Canada has become a huge source of higher education opportunities for Indian students, with universities and colleges offering more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, professional courses, diplomas and certificates. Their international students comprise close to 50% Asians, followed by Europeans.
Many Canadian universities focus on research projects which use innovative and avant-garde thinking and technology, where some of the popular fields of higher studies are Business, Environmental Science, Social Sciences, Engineering and Technology and Medicine.
The country has become a leader in the field of computer and information technology and has a constantly building reputation in the field of communications, transportation, and engineering. Other prominent sectors are aviation, microelectronics, medical devices, advanced software, hydroelectric and nuclear power, and lasers & optoelectronics.
Best Universities in Canada
Education At Its Best
Four Canadian universities feature in the 2012 Shanghai World University Rankings top 100 and five MBA schools in the 2012 Financial Times Rankings top 100. A degree, diploma or certificate from a Canadian University is globally recognized as being equivalent to the ones obtained from universities in the US and other Commonwealth nations.
High Quality Of Life – Low Cost
English Is An Official Language
Along with French, English is also an official language of Canada. English-speaking people are in minority only in the cities Quebec and Nunavut. All universities from Canada offer English-taught degrees for all levels- Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD. It athus makes it easier for the students to communicate with the locals.
3 Year Work Permit
Students have an opportunity to do jobs during their bachelor’s or master’s, After the completion of studies, students with Canadian credentials and Canadian work experience (which can be upto 3 years) can apply for permanent residency in Canada. A graduation degree from a Canadian university earns a student points for permanent residency.
Bustling Cities + Top Universities
The country’s largest cities, namely Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto, are celebrated as safe and culturally rich world-class cities with several beaches, museums, restaurants, shopping and much more. Some of the top ranking universities are University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, McGill University, University of Montreal, and University of Alberta, feature in top 50 engineering and technology institutes in the world.
Beauty In Diversity
Canada is one of the most desirable places to live in, compared to several others in the world. It boasts of beautiful landscapes, the lowest crime rates, clean air and cities, excellent health care for all and an extremely tech savvy population. There are 42 national landmarks and multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites, ranging from a breathtaking coastline to broad open prairies, and the magnificient Rocky Mountains.