Canada is a North American country stretching from the U.S. in the south to the Arctic Circle in the north. Major cities include massive Toronto, west coast film centre Vancouver, French-speaking Montréal and Québec City, and capital city Ottawa. Canada’s vast swaths of wilderness include lake-filled Banff National Park in the Rocky Mountains. It’s also home to Niagara Falls, a famous group of massive waterfalls.
Canada is a top class international study destination choice. A huge nation stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific, Canada provides a wealth of opportunity for any overseas student.
As well as being a land of stunning natural beauty with mountains, lakes, prairie, forest and glacier, Canada is home to vibrant, cosmopolitan cities and has a thriving music, entertainment and art scene.
Canada is considered a safe place to study and the standard of living is amongst the highest in the world. Indeed the UN has consistently ranked Canada as one of the top ten places to live in the world since 1994.
The geography of Canada describes the geographic features of Canada, the world’s second largest country in total area. Wikipedia
Area: 9.985 million km²
Continent: North America
Largest city: Toronto
Region: Northern America
Terrain: mostly plains with mountains in west and lowlands in southeast
Climate: temperate in south to subarctic or arctic in north
Canada has a thriving and vibrant economy with plenty of room for growth and many opportunities for residents. At this time, employment opportunities are abundant as many cities and provinces in Canada have labour shortages in important sectors and industries. Canadian employers are eager to hire qualified and responsible workers.
In particular, those with training in the healthcare industry, IT, and engineering are highly sought after. Canadian employers are also in need of tradespeople with skills such as carpentry, electrical expertise, and plumbing. Workers from abroad (whether temporary or permanent) in these high-demand occupations have been helping Canadian employers staff their growing businesses. Employment opportunities are out there, but it is up to the applicant to search and apply for jobs.
Obtaining a job offer from a Canadian employer can fast-track the process of coming to Canada on a permanent or temporary basis. Either way, you must have legal status to work in Canada.
For those applying for Permanent Residency through the Federal Skilled Worker Program, a permanent full-time job offer from a Canadian employer can reduce application processing times. Once you have Permanent Residency, you have the legal right to work in Canada and your dependants have the right to work and/or attend school.
For those interested in temporary employment in Canada, once you obtain a genuine job offer, you can apply for a Temporary Work Permit. This is often a quicker process and can improve your candidacy for Permanent Residency should you choose to apply at a later time.
- Student Visa
- Work Visa
- Visitor visa
- Skilled Workers and Professionals Visa
- Canadian Experience Class Visa
- Business & Investment Visa
- Permanent Residency Visa
Student Life in Canada
When you think of Canada, you probably think of its picture postcard beauty – wide-open spaces, dramatic mountains, pristine forests and majestic lakes. What might not come to mind, however, is that Canada is a modern, progressive, open and tolerant multi-cultural society with 2 official languages – English and French.
Living in Canada is similar in many respects to living in other Western countries, however there are some aspects of daily life that are unique to our nation. This section of the website will give you a high level overview of our country as well as some helpful tips to know before you arrive to study in Canada.
Pre-departure guide for international students