In order for a foreign national to study in Canada, they require certain authorization. Canada encourages International students to come and study in Canada. There are several programs that have been introduced by the government to allow International Students to work while studying, work after they have completed their studies and to apply for permanent residence. Under the current immigration regime, a Canadian study permit is the surest possible way for foreign nationals to settle in Canada.
Top Quality Education
The Canadian education system is well developed and has high standards. Canadians spend more on education then any of the G-7 countries. Canadian students are consistently ranked among the best in world on international tests of reading, science and mathematics. The Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is renowned globally as being equivalent to those of the USA and the Commonwealth countries.
Choosing to student in Canada would save International Students a considerable amount of money. For instance, in a 2003 survey complied by the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Canada offered the lowest tuition rates for foreign students compared to the U.K., Australia and New Zealand. Factor in that Canada has a lower cost of living making the financial advantages even greater. This is a great opportunity to make Canada their home by obtaining a local education. The Canadian Immigration program is very helpful to International students. Study Permit Holders may gain additional points when they apply for Permanent Residence. These Applicants are expected to be able to demonstrate sufficient financial capabilities to fund their studies and themselves while they are in Canada. Thus this is seen as quite an expensive option.