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Education opportunities in Canada

Aytaj Hasanova Aytaj Hasanova 27 September 2020
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Located in the northern part of North America and popular with its beautiful landscape and advanced economy, Canada is the second-largest country ( but has the best education system in the world) in terms of area. The country’s capital is Ottawa. The country consists of 10 provinces and three regions. The official languages are English and French. The currency is the Canadian dollar. Canada, one of the world’s cleanest countries, is the “centre of human capital” globally. The number of people desiring to immigrate to this country for various reasons from all over the world is increasing day by day. The majority especially travel to Canada to study, work and live. With its firm government policy, beautiful cities, lush vegetation, hospitable people, meagre crime rate, and quality educational system, Canada is one of the most beautiful countries to go.

What type of education system does Canada have?

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With a quality and excellent Canada education system, rich cultural structure, and a strong economy, Canada is one of the best and ideal countries for students who want to study abroad. Thousands of students from all over the world study here. Canada has about 170 public and private colleges, divided into regional colleges, technical institutes, and the CEGEP college system. Most regional colleges are affiliated. The primary goal of Canadian colleges is to train professionals in industry and business. Students studying at these colleges can acquire a specific profession in a short time. At the end of the one-year program in colleges, students are awarded a certificate.

Considering higher education, there are about 100 universities in Canada, mostly public. The education system significantly differs in each province. It even varies from university to university. The education system is always under state control, and the state is working to improve the quality of education. In general, the Canada education system is open-ended, making it one of the best education systems in the present. International students wishing to study in Canada can study in bachelor’s, undergraduate and master’s degree programs in English and French. As in other Western countries, Canada higher education system is three-staged. A bachelor’s degree is awarded in the first 4-year higher education program. After a 1- or 2-year master’s program, those admitted to a doctoral program must spend four more years to earn a PhD. More than 1.5 million students study at Canadian universities. There is no particular university entrance exam in Canada. Each university provides its admission rules, and people meeting these rules apply directly to the university.

What do you need to study in Canada?

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On the whole, the prerequisite for admission to the university is to finish high school. TOEFL IBT 90 and IELTS 6.5 are required to study for a bachelor’s degree in Canada. For a master’s degree, the students must have TOEFL IBT 100 and IELTS 7.0 certificate. These figures may vary depending on the university. In terms of the speciality and the university, additional exams such as GMAT and GRE may be required. Tuition starts at C$10,000.

Compared to other English-speaking countries, the existence of an open immigration policy creates more education opportunities for university graduates to stay and work in Canada. Every year, 125,000 international students choose Canadian universities and connect their future lives with this country. More and more international students start to work in medicine, pharmacy, computer science, economics, and petroleum engineering after graduating from university. An international student wishing to study in Canada needs between 15,000 and 20,000 Canadian dollars a year. International students get a chance to work full-time 20 hours a week and on holidays to cover their living and education expenses. And we have to mention that there is no need to get a student visa for a 3-month language course in Canada. However, obtaining a student visa and a “study permit” is one of the main conditions for long-term education. Annual health insurance costs 700 Canadian dollars. Moreover, students have the opportunity to apply to the state for a scholarship.

Canadian universities

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The University of Toronto plays a vital role in the exceptional contribution of Canadian universities to world science development. The first electronic cardiac pacemaker, artificial larynx, chemical laser, pancreatic transplantation, and treatment of many other complex diseases were developed at this university. Five thousand leading researchers conduct $ 1 billion worth of medical research at the university each year. The success of the university includes the discovery of insulin, one of the most critical events in the history of medical science, in 1921; development of stem cell, which formed the basis of a bone marrow transplant, in 1963; prove of black holes in the atmosphere in 1972; discovery of satellites of the planet Uranus, Caliban and Sycorax, and the galaxies Andromeda I, II and III by the university astronomers. In general, the Canadian universities of Toronto, McGill, Brandon, Winnipeg, Victoria, Alberta, Manitoba, Acadia, York, Saskatchewan, Western, and Newfoundland Memorial are considered to be universities with rich experience over the centuries. Therefore, Canadian degrees, diplomas, and certificates are highly regarded worldwide in business, government, and academic areas. 

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Aytaj Hasanova

Up to Aytaj, nothing can introduce ourselves as much as our speaking style and writings. That’s why, Aytaj has written short stories, participated in different debate forums and aims to write blogs that would be appreciated by readers. Aytaj, winner and the best speaker of Youth Debate Forum of the Republic of Azerbaijan, loves to explore different cultures over the world. One of her biggest dreams is to explore Africa that has been convicted to bear all the sins of the world. In her leisure time, she also loves to draw. According to her, drawing is the kind of speaking without using sentences.

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