Canada is a nation that values and respects the contributions and individuality of many different cultures.
Canadians place great importance on learning, and have developed a first-rate education system with high standards.
The country spends more on education (as a percentage of GDP) compared to the OECD average, and is the second highest among G-8 countries.
There are 14 capital cities in Canada for e.g Edmorton, Victoria, Winnipeg and Fredericton the national capital is Ottawa.Spoken languages of Canada
English and French are recognized by the Constitution of Canada as "official languages"
The five most widely-spoken non-official languages are Chinese ,Spanish, Italian and Arabic. Aboriginal languages, many of which are unique to Canada, are spoken by less than one percent of the population, and are mostly in decline.
Canada is the second-largest country in the world, with a variety of landforms and an abundance of diverse natural resources.
Canada is a democratic constitutional monarchy. Every act of government is passed in the name of the Queen, but the authority for every act flows from the Canadian people.
Canada’s economy includes primary, secondary and tertiary economic activities, importing and exporting of goods and services and global trade connections.
Canada has no official religion. The preamble to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms mentions “God” but no specific beliefs are specified. However, most people report they are Christians.
The Canadian dollar, denoted by CAD or C¢, is the official currency of Canada. One hundred cents (¢) add up to one Canadian dollar.
The country spends more on education (as a percentage of Gross National Product) compared to the Organisation for Economic and Co-operation and Development (OECD) average, and is highest among G-7 countries.
Canadian students consistently rank among the best in world on international tests of reading, science and mathematics such as the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment – a testament to the outstanding quality of Canadian schools. A Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is recognized globally as being equivalent to those from the United States and Commonwealth countries.
Many well-regarded leaders in business, government and academic circles around the world have received part of their education – language studies and/or academic – in Canada.
Competitively Priced: International students can save considerably by studying in Canada. For instance, in a 2003 survey complied by the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Canada offered the lowest tuition rates for foreign students compared to the U.K., Australia and New Zealand. And, fees in the U.S. public universities were almost 1/3 higher than fees for Bachelor’s degrees in Canada, while U.S. private university fees were more than double. Factor in Canada’s low cost of living, and the overall financial advantage becomes even greater. One of the Best Places in the World to Live.
A Safe Place to Study : Canada is considered to be a relatively peaceful, safe and orderly country. (Crime rates in Canada have dropped consistently since the beginning of the 1990′s). Firearms are strictly controlled and generally not permitted. International students who come to Canada should follow the same common sense precautions as they would anywhere in the world.
Work Opportunities : International students who have graduated from a Canadian university or college have the opportunity to work in Canada after they receive their degree or diploma. International students can work on campus with a work permit.
The Canadian education system encompasses both publicly-funded and private schools, from kindergarten through to university. Education institutions are not officially ranked in Canada, as all Canadian institutions offer high quality programs.
The education system in Canada encompasses both publicly-funded and private schools, including: community colleges/ technical institutes, career colleges, language schools, secondary schools, summer camps, universities and university college.
University degrees are offered at three consecutive levels — bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral — with the possession of a degree from the lower level generally a prerequisite for admission to the next.
Students at the baccalaureate or bachelor’s level are known as undergraduates. Successful completion of the secondary school program, or the two-year Cégep program in the case of Quebec, is the normal prerequisite for admission to undergraduate study. Bachelor’s degrees normally require three or four years of full-time study, depending on the province or whether the program is general or specialized. An honours baccalaureate degree usually signals a higher degree of concentration in the honours subject, as well as a higher level of academic achievement. At some universities, an honours degree may require an additional year of study.
A master’s degree typically requires two years of study after successful completion of an honours baccalaureate. Although the normal prerequisite for a doctoral program is a master’s degree, students have been allowed, in special circumstances, to go directly from an honours baccalaureate program into a doctoral program. A minimum of three years and up to four or five years of study and research, as well as a dissertation are the normal requirements for a doctorate. The degree is generally known as a PhD; however, doctoral degrees may also be granted in particular fields of study such as music (DMus) or law (LLD).
In regulated professions such as medicine, law, education, and social work, an internship is generally required in order to obtain a license to practice.
University colleges undertake degree programs as their primary activity and provide three-year and four-year bachelor’s degrees. They generally offer smooth university transfer opportunities.
Colleges and institutes undertake diploma and certificate programs as their primary activity, and some offer degrees in areas of particular specialization. Where they are offered, degree programs may be two-year associate degrees or four-year applied degrees.