Canada has developed a first-rate education system with high standards. A Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is recognized globally as being equivalent to those from the United States and Commonwealth countries.
From safe neighbourhoods in some of North America's most cosmopolitan cities to top-notch health care and public transportation, excellence permeates every aspect of Canadian life - including a world class higher education system. The United Nations has consistently ranked Canada as one of the top three places in the world to live. Canada earned high marks for its access to education, high life expectancy, and low crime rates.
Canada has traditionally been a country of immigrants and has a policy of encouraging multicultural diversity. In fact, one out of three Canadians has an ethnic background other than English, French or Aboriginal.
Compared to other countries, medical insurance is inexpensive in Canada yet the services that Canadian hospitals provide are among some of the most advanced and accessible in the world.
Canada is considered to be a relatively peaceful, safe and orderly country. Since the beginning of 1990's, there has been a consistent drop in crime rates in Canada.
International students who have graduated from a Canadian university or college have the opportunity to work in Canada for up to one year after they receive their degree or diploma. International students in Canada can work off-campus with a work permit.