Canadian Government Support for International Students. Canada is a country that helps its students to reach their goals through teaching, job opportunities, and networking. This can be seen from the quality of the learning experience offered and the Canadian government support for international students.
Education in Canada is open to everyone, regardless of any country or religion. This makes Canada always an increase in the number of international students, as disclosed Director of Canadian Education International Wely Kustono in the USA and Canada Education Expo event organized by SUN Education on Sunday, February 25, 2018 in Jakarta. Based on data from Times Higher Education 2017, there is an increase in the total number of international university students between autumn 2016 and autumn 2017 in Canada to 192,000 students.
“The job opportunity allows students to not only learn academic but also to be professionally equipped to enter the world of work,” says Wely.
One of the strongest attractions of the State with a Maple symbol for international students is the opportunity to gain work experience during the study and post-study period with a three-year work permit. In addition to supporting for career development, Wely also revealed Canadian government support for international students that the government often coordinates and interacts from various events with Canadian Alumni in Indonesia (Canindo), an organization made up of Indonesian alumni who have studied in Canada.
“There are various universities that do alumni gathering. There are also alumni who participate in networking through the Indonesian chamber of commerce. This institution connects those who are already working in the professional world to further expand the networking of business. ”
In addition to alumni, prospective students who want to study in Canada are also being taken care of through the Pre-departure Orientation Section program. The event aims to connect these prospective students with alumni to help lead them to get a “clearer picture” of the Canadian study.
The quality of study in Canada is unquestionable. The quality of life in the country is one of the highest. In terms of safety, health, quality of education, Canada is also superior. However, there are some important things that Indonesian students should prepare to study there.
Wely reminded that they should have a strong mentality to study because Canada is a country far from Indonesia.
“So, have a sense of readiness to know that you are going to a country where you will learn to be independent and cannot ask your parents to visit you anytime. If you have a sense of maturity, you feel ready to deal with something more independent. As long as you have such a mental, you will definitely be strong in Canada,” he concluded.
Want to know more about studying in Canada? Contact our counselor at the nearest SUN Education office or visit SUN Course Navigation for information on Canadian universities. (SJV)