Canada is a picturesque nation of cultural diversity, friendly people, and tolerant attitudes towards foreigners. Nearly a fifth of Canada’s students are welcomed from other nations so you won’t feel the odd one out. Canada has some of the best and top ranked universities in the world which are at par with the best American & European universities. Canada offers the best quality of life and it is the second best country in the world. Who wouldn’t want to live in such an amazing environment?
When a Bengali student starts thinking to go abroad, one of the first thing that comes to their mind is will they’ll be accepted or not, will they be victims of racist attacks in the country they have chosen? In Canada, you won’t have to worry about this at all. The unique thing about Canadian universities is the level of acceptance and tolerance for people of all ages, race and ethnicity. A Bengali student will be given the same opportunity as a Canadian student and that is something not all countries can boast of. This, in student’s perspective, makes Canada the most desirable option when it comes to studying abroad.
Canada is one country, where students even from an economically disadvantaged background will be able to study at high league universities. This, again, is a feature which is unique to Canadian universities only as elsewhere in America and European countries; the socio-economic difference could be as high as 20%. So no matter where you come from, a village in rural Bangladesh or a posh neighborhood in Dhaka, you will find acceptance and be treated the same as other students studying alongside with you.
Canadian universities are ranked in the Top 50 universities in the world. Many of the Canadian universities are present in reputed international rankings and a recent educational strategy set by the Canadian Ministry of Education stresses on increasing the number of foreign students. Which is why, this is the best time to study in Canada. English and French are widely spoken there and they have a big growing community of Bengali’s in Canada. So in essence, you will never be far away from home. There are many Indian supermarkets which cater to Bengali food and spices so you can whip up a fantastic beef bhuna whenever you want to.
A major question that every student has is what the work opportunities available to me in Canada are. Canada allows full time students 20 hours of work, either of or on campus, wherever they find a suitable job. If you are willing to work for an internship program, you will need a separate work permit. If you would like to work in Canada after graduating, you must apply for a work permit under the Post-graduation Work Permit Program. If you would like to stay in Canada as a permanent resident after graduating, there are a number of programs available, each with its own requirements. For detailed information on those requirements, please visit us for a counseling session.
As Canada is a huge country, the cost of living varies from city to city. Vancouver is the most expensive city to live in while Montreal is considerably more affordable. Total cost for living in Toronto for a month could be minimum CAD $ 2000-2500 whereas living in Montreal could cost you CAD$ 1500-2000. It depends on how you spend your money. Living in dorm is the most expensive option whereas living in a shared basis or as a home-stay guest is sometimes the cheapest option. Cooking your own meal will be the most cost effective way and cycling to and fro will help you save a lot on the transportation costs.
The best universities according to programs are categorized below: