Academic Standards

Canada’s high academic standards and rigorous quality controls mean that you’ll be earning a high-quality education that will open doors for your future and benefit your career over the long term.  A Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is globally recognized as being equivalent to those obtained from the United States or Commonwealth countries. 

With almost all of the world’s ethnic groups represented in Canada, it’s hard not to find ethnic foods and recreation activities associated with specific cultures.  In fact, your international student advisor can help you get in touch with any number of ethnic clubs and associations for you to join while you’re here.

While you may have heard of or experienced Canadians’ friendly and open nature, you may not have known that the United Nations consistently ranks Canada as one of the best places in the world to live.  As an international student in Canada, you’ll enjoy all of the same freedoms which protect Canadians – respect for human rights, equality, and a stable and peaceful society.

Canadian college and university diplomas are recognized around the world.  The Canadian educational system encourages cross-disciplinary studies and the development of transferable skills (e.g., critical thinking, teamwork and communications) and uses cutting-edge technology and digital media.

McGill University
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

Six Canadian universities ranked in the 2016 – 2017 top 100 for the best universities in the world according to the Times Higher Education World University Ratings.

The University of British Columbia (19th), the University of Toronto (21st), McGill University (45th), Western University (67th), York University (75th) and the University of Montreal (100th) all made the cut.

Canada is an extremely vast country:  Its surface area is 14 times larger than that of France.  It offers a multitude of magnificent landscapes that can be explored throughout the country’s four distinct seasons.   Many Canadians complain about the country’s harsh winters, but the cold season provides an opportunity for dedicated skiers and ice skaters to practice their sport in majestic surroundings.

Here are just some of the most scenic places to visit:  the pristine beaches of Prince Edward Island, the impressive fjords of the Saguenay and the Percé Rock of the Gaspé in Quebec, the fascinating Rockies and Lake Louise in Alberta, Niagara Falls in Ontario, Jasper National Park also in Alberta, and Whistler Mountain in British Columbia.  From the sea to its mountains, prairies and forests, Canada is an endless source of natural beauty!

For international students, very few places offer the advantages that Canada does.  Its universities, among the best in the world, are at the heart of its rich and diverse culture.  Canada is a country with an excellent standard of living, high academic standards, and where there are many opportunities to get some experience in your field of studies.  As a bilingual, safe and welcoming place, Canada won’t disappoint students who are looking to broaden their horizons…

Canada, as well as having high academic standards, is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse countries in the world, with over 50% of the population not speaking English as their first language.

Counting over 120,000 international students each year, anywhere in Canada, you will be surrounded by a large multicultural environment, both in classrooms, as well as in the society. This creates a great advantage for any foreigner, meaning that you can easily adapt and make friends.