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Why study in Canada as an international student?

Canada is a land of endless possibilities. Each year, nearly 500,000 international students choose Canada as their study destination. Why study in Canada as an international student? The reasons are as plentiful as our vast open spaces, as diverse as our people, and as abundant as the opportunities available to those who live, work and study here.

When you study in Canada, you invest in your future. After all, a Canadian education opens the door to employment and business opportunities, and life in Canada after your studies. Canada’s university degrees and college diplomas are recognized worldwide, yet our tuition fees are among the lowest in English speaking countries. Canada’s vibrant research community is also a big draw.

As an international student in Canada, you’ll enjoy all the same freedoms which protect Canadians – respect for human rights, equality and a stable, peaceful society. You’ll feel safe, secure and welcome here.

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A quality education

Canadian schools, colleges and universities offer internationally recognized qualifications, so you can go anywhere after graduation and excel in your chosen field. Find out about the quality of our education.

A quality education

Top reasons to study in Canada

When you study in Canada, you invest in your future. Our university degrees and college diplomas are recognized worldwide. Discover the top reasons why you should choose Canada.

Top reasons to study in Canada

Student stories

For students who choose Canada as a study destination, the experience is often life-changing. Watch, read and listen to their stories.

Student stories

Featured programs

With so many world-class education opportunities across Canada, we love to shine the spotlight on programs you should know about. Take a look at our featured programs.

Featured programs

Experience Canada

Friendly people. Four seasons. Indigenous culture. Multilingual communities. Abundant wildlife. Historic cities and small towns. Come experience Canada.

Experience Canada

Student life in Canada

The United Nations consistently ranks Canada as one of the best places in the world to live. Discover what it’s like to be a student here.

Student life in Canada