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Facts of Canada

  • Canada is the world's second-largest country by area
  • Its population is about 37 million people
  • Canada's birthday is on the First of July (Canada Day)
  • Its animal icon is the beaver
  • Canada has two official languages - English and French
  • It is one of the countries that have the highest quality of life in the world
  • Canada is the home of Santa Claus (postal code HOHOHO)
  • It has the world's highest tertiary education enrolment
  • Canada is one of the most diverse countries in the world
  • Its national anthem is "O Canada"

O Canada! (The National Anthem)

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all of us command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.


Study in Canada


Tertiary Education


If you are attracted to Canada’s inclusive, multicultural, and safe society, as well as its welcoming and gorgeous landscapes, then you may likewise be drawn towards the opportunity of studying in Canada. For the purposes of this website page, tertiary education (also known as post-secondary education) will be the exclusive focus. This country is known for its high academic standards and affordable education, and life on its post-secondary campuses is always exciting and entertaining.


In Canada, universities and colleges are under the exclusive responsibility of the provinces and territories (for those interested in immigrating to this country, it may be helpful to know that under the Constitution Act of 1867, education falls under the provincial head of power). It can be said that all Canadian universities are accredited. There are 98 universities in Canada, including both government-funded and private ones. Among these 98 universities, four are listed as part of the Top 100 Universities in the World (based on The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013/2014).


As aforementioned, Canada is well known for its affordable education. Although studying abroad will be more expensive than studying at a domestic institution, Canada offers the lowest tuition rates for foreign students compared to those in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. With regards to finances, the annual tuition fee of an undergraduate bachelor degree program for visa (international) students is approximately CAD 15,000 to CAD 20,000. As an international student, you are required to pay for your own medical insurance in addition to residence and meals, leading to an additional CAD 15,000 per year.


Before entering Canada to pursue your education, you will need to apply for a study permit, which will allow to you to legally remain in Canada and study at an institution. For more information on the permit application process, you may press here to visit the Canadian governmental site for details.


For a complete list of the designated learning institutions (institutions which are qualified to accept international students), you may press here to visit the Canadian governmental site for details. Please note that all primary and secondary schools in Canada are automatically designated. Finally, for more information on studying in Canada in general, you may access the Canadian government’s website, Education in Canada.


Financing Your Studies


In order to support overseas students studying in Canada, there are many Canadian institutions that offer grants and scholarships. The Canadian government offers a database which allows international students to find scholarships, fellowships, or funding opportunities provided by Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada and other Canadian federal government departments.  Please press here to visit the site.


Featured Universities


University of Toronto


The University of Toronto, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a public research university. In fact, this university receives the most annual research funding out of all Canadian universities. In addition, it is a collegiate university; its twelve colleges each have their own unique character and history, with a great deal of autonomy on financial and institutional affairs. The University of Toronto enjoys great prestige for it was ranked by QS World University Rankings as 1st in Canada and 25th internationally. It is also famous for its medical and law schools.


University of British Columbia


The University of British Columbia, known by locals as UBC, is a public research university located in British Columbia, Canada. It is likewise a world-leading university, and has been ranked 3rd in Canada and 45th internationally by QS World University rankings in 2021.


McGill University


McGill University is a public research university located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. This university is considered one of the most prestigious Canadian universities; for instance, in 2021, this university was ranked 2nd in Canada and 31st globally QS World University Rankings.


McMaster University


McMaster University is a public research university located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. This university is also one of Canada’s top universities, and its Health Science undergraduate bachelor program has been consistently highly ranked.


University of Western Ontario


The University of Western Ontario, commonly shortened to Western, is a public research university located in London, Ontario, Canada. It is consistently ranked as one of Canada’s top universities, and the Western law School and Ivey School of Business are also recognized as being of high quality.


University of Waterloo


The University of Waterloo is a public research university located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. This university is consistently ranked as one of the top ten universities in Canada, and its engineering program enjoys great prestige.


University of Alberta


The University of Alberta is a public research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This university is consistently ranked among the top five Canadian universities, and is considered to be among the top public research universities internationally. Top-ranked subjects at this university include English Language and Literature.


University of Ottawa


The University of Ottawa is a bilingual public research university in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. This university is consistently ranked as one of Canada’s top universities, and its Telfer School of Management is well recognized internationally.




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