3 Main Factors Why Study in Canada. What is the most important factor in choosing a country destination when you want to study abroad? Is it enough with the quality of education alone? Of the hundreds of countries in the world, there are many countries that offer the best quality of education. But, not many countries also provide an excellent quality of life and good career opportunities for students.
If you still hesitate to choose, you should consider Canada. The largest country in North America has three main factors for students who want to experience their best time while studying abroad, namely Live, Learn, and Succeed. That’s what was presented by Director of Canadian Education International Wely Kustono in USA and Canada Education Expo event held by SUN Education on Sunday, February 25, 2018 in Jakarta.
Speaking of quality of life, Canada is in the best position in the G7 (Group of Seven) based on the OECD Better Life Index 2015 and the second best in US News and World Report 2018 with an assessment covering a good job market, a stable economy, affordable living costs, a friendly and multicultural population, and a well-developed public health system.
So is the matter of security. Based on data from the Global Peace Index 2017 (GPI), published by the Institute for Economics and Peace, Canada is the eighth most secure of 163 countries with assessments including low rates of murder, violent crime, the impact of terrorism and deaths from internal conflicts.
The quality of education in Canada is unquestionable. In fact, 26 Canadian institutions are among the best in the world, according to Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2018. The five MBA schools in Canada are in the 100th position by the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings (2016).
In addition to ranking, research and development of a country proves the quality of education of the country. Wely advised students who want to research about the quality of education in a country or university to refer not only to rankings, since the ranking indicator may not necessarily include the specifications of the students’ own needs. Rather, look at the quality of research and development. Canada is responsible for 2.8% of scientific research worldwide and Canadian universities allocate 38% more research and development than the other OECD countries.
Another fact is from all countries included in the PISA study, Canada is a country that is always in TOP 10 in Science, Mathematics, and Reading.
Another reason why you should study in Canada is the country brings you closer to a remarkable career development during your study and post-study period. At the time of study, you have the opportunity to work on campus, off campus and co-op, which is an internship program in which students can gain work experience related to the field he or she studies.
Interestingly, although many countries offer employment opportunities after graduation, only Canadians provide job opportunities after graduating for three years. With the record, the duration of the study program taken should be two years more (terms and conditions apply). You can also apply for post-graduation work permit without having a job sponsor first.
“In determining the study destination abroad, the quality of education is always important. But do not just stop there. By the time these three factors are considered together, more and more people are increasingly understanding the advantages of the study in Canada,” explained Wely.
Do you want to know more about studying in Canada? Contact our counselor at the nearest SUN Education office or visit SUN Course Navigation for information about universities in Canada. (SJV)