Prepared by Samuel Francis Gills; Vinay Krishnan; Edited by Veronica Laurent on February 12, 2021

Educations.com ranks Canada as number one in its Top 10 Places in the world to Study in its 2020 listing. “Known for its untouched natural beauty, friendly and welcoming locals, and a culture of tolerance and diversity, Canada is a clear choice for students looking to study abroad,” notes Educations.com in its remarks.

Canada’s reputation for being a friendly and welcoming country for newcomers saw it score high on the Migration Integration Policy Index of the Migration Policy Group. Also see our news post on the latest MIPEX ranking. Thomas Huddleston, director of research for Migration Policy Group, says, “Among English-speaking countries, Canada is becoming a more attractive and inclusive global destination.”

Canada Is the Number One Destination for Those Planning To Emigrate:

Educations.com ranked Canada at 4th place for the year 2019.  “Thanks to their policy of multiculturalism, Canada is remarkably diverse and welcomes people from all over the world,” says one of the leaders in contemporary international education. “Most Canadians speak English, but French is the mother tongue of a fifth of the population so it’s a great place to brush up on both languages.”

“There’s also lots to discover outside of the classroom, especially for nature lovers who can hike, climb, ski, and swim their way through its vast wilderness. You can do all of this knowing that Canada is also considered a safe and friendly environment!”

Australia, followed by Germany and Switzerland, is ranked directly below Canada in the 2020 school year rankings. The Netherlands and Sweden have respectively taken sixth and 7th positions. The United Kingdom was eighth, Spain ninth, and France closed off the top 10 list. Ottawa has raised its immigration targets for the next three years. The country considers international students as an asset as it tries to rebuild its economy.

“Colleges and institutes are ideally placed to support Canadians and help their communities recover in the months ahead,” said CICan president and CEO Denise Amyot. “Through their deep commitment to respond to the evolving innovation and skills development needs of local stakeholders and employers, they are poised to support a strong and sustainable economic recovery,” she says.

Many Foreign Students Later Pursue Permanent Residence:

Upon completing the graduation, many of the candidates apply for a post-graduation work permit and then apply for permanent residence in Canada through the Express Entry program.

“Immigrants and foreign workers at all skill levels bring a lot of experience and new ideas to Canadian workplaces and are often instrumental to the success of small businesses struggling with skills and labour shortages,” said Corinne Pohlmann, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business’ senior vice-president of national affairs, last year. As Canada continues to recover from the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, many see foreign students playing a key role because of their expertise, education, and their willingness to pursue permanent resident status to work in Canada.

Check out Owlspriority Immigration’s Canada Settlement Resources to learn more about ways to finding a new job in Canada, making your initial days in Canada stress-free and confident, etc.


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