Canadian’s 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.
Canadian teenagers consistently rank among the best in the world on international tests of reading, science, and math – a testament to the outstanding quality of Canadian schools. A Canadian degree, diploma, or certificate is well-regarded in business, government, and academic circles around the globe.
One of the Best Places in the World to Live: Canada has ranked as one of the top ten places to live in the world since 1994 according to the United Nations (UN) and the Economist Intelligence Unit. In the UN survey Canada earned particularly high marks for its access to education, high life expectancy (due to universal health care system); and low crime and violence rates. In addition, Canada’s largest cities Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal have been recognized as world-class cities in which to live and work, for their cleanliness and safety, and for their cultural activities and attractive lifestyles.
High Standard of Living: Canadians enjoy a standard of living among the highest in the world. Almost 70 per cent of Canadians own their own homes, with a higher percentage owning durable goods, such as automobiles, refrigerators, washing machines, television, telephones, and radios. Canada also has an extensive health care system and social security network.
Welcoming Environment: Canada has traditionally been a country of immigrants and has a policy of encouraging multicultural diversity. In this vibrant setting, different perspectives are respected, and learning together is encouraged.
THE EDUCATIONAL STRUCTURE: A student can find both publicly funded as well as private universities and other institutions in Canada. There are a number of choices for a student at different levels – community colleges/ technical institutes, career colleges, language schools, secondary schools, summer camps, universities, university colleges, and SPP colleges for Indian students. The Canadian constitution states that each province has the responsibility of education respective to their province. This means there are significant differences between the education systems of the different provinces. However, education is important to Canadians, and standards across the country are uniformly high.
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