Canada is a North American nation comprising of ten provinces and three territories. It is located in the northern part of the continent; it stretches out from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean. The capital of Canada is Ottawa and Toronto is its largest metropolis. The country is popular for its cold winter climate but during the summer some areas are warm in the south. Canada has high mountains, numerous forests, prairie grasslands and arctic tundra where the ground is always frozen. A total of 26 universities in Canada feature in the QS World University Rankings® 2016-2017, including three are in the world’s top 50 with 10 more making the world’s top 300.



  • Canada was named from the word “kanata” which means village.
  • Canada has 202,080 km of coastline; the longest in the world.
  • Canada has a total area of 9 984 670 sq km which comprises of 6 time zones with a population of 36,286,425.
  • The longest street in the world is in Canada at 2,000 km.
  • The Canadian motto, A Mari Usque ad Mare, means “From sea to sea.”
  • Canada is the second-largest country in the world by total area.
  • The USA has invaded Canada twice, first in 1775 and again in 1812.
  • English and French are the major languages spoken in Canada.
  • Canada has over 30000 lakes.
  • Ice hockey is the most popular sport in Canada.
  • The maple leaf on the national flag of Canada is a national symbol.


With one of the longest coastlines, many forests, beautiful cities, and a culture of tolerance and diversity, Canada is a natural destination for thousands of international students. The ski slopes and the population of moose in Canada might be the few things you know about Canada. But there are many reasons why you should study in Canada, so here are some reasons:

  • Degrees obtained from Canadian universities and colleges are internationally recognised.
  • It is very affordable to study in Canada.
  • Canada is a rich multicultural nation.
  • There are many healthy and safe communities to live and study in Canada.
  • Canada offers world-class language education opportunities
  • The campus lifestyle of Canadian schools is exciting.
  • Canadian boasts of world-class innovative institutions that offer an abundance of research opportunities.
  • There is possibility to work after a period of study in Canada.

Two official languages are spoken in Canada, English and French.


Each university has its own deadline. Deadlines for admission in the fall semester, which begins in September, generally vary between January 1st and March 1st.

However, there may be a second, later date, for example, in May. Make sure you check website specifications very carefully.

The two important requirements for international students applying to study in Canada are language proficiency and sufficient finances.

International students will have to proof that they have enough money that can cover their living expenses throughout their studies apart from the tuition fees.

NOTE: IELTS is most widely recognized and accepted English proficiency test in Canada, however, some universities and colleges accept TOEFL

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