Now moving on to our talk number tworeason is … … the cost of education of living. So Canada offers a competitivecost of education and living compared with other top ranking destinations andto give you an idea, we’re going to look at the Mercer Cost of Living Report.
So Mercer Cost of Living Report does this every year and they compare209 countries and they compare the cost of living and whether it’saffordable or not. So this map is done by region and as you can see Hong Kongis sitting at number one for the most expensive place to live. And Canada’slargest and most expensive cities, such as Toronto and Vancouver, is ranked at109.
So it is relatively a lot more affordable than some of the other topranking cities around the world and we’re situated here at Waterloo and this iseven more affordable than that. So, we didn’t make it to like the rankings becauseof how affordable we are, so that’s always good news to hear.
So what education? So Statistics Canada provided this information, you can go and check itout. Basically international undergraduatestudents average full-time annual fees is CA$27,115. So you can always convert that into your local currency.
This is an average, and for sure the fees are going to vary depending on theprogram, your degree, the length of study and full-time annual fees not onlyinclude your tuition, but also your incidental fees, any other fees thatare covered by the school you’re studying at. And for graduate students that amounttends to be shorter because your length of study also and your degreerequirements tend to be very different.
But to give you a good idea we alsoincluded Conestoga’s tuition fee. So this is an actual number, I didn’tpull this out of my hat. So we’re sitting at CA$15,950. So it’s even moreaffordable than the average of general fees in Canada.
I like to say that’s a really good option and we know that tuition costsand this can all be very costly to study abroad and everybody’sfinancial situation is different, but know that you can definitely do manythings to offset the cost of studying and Canada is very special in thatbecause we allow students to work during their study and then you can do that byrather having on-campus jobs, off-campus jobs or perhaps you are in a program that has co-op,
and we’re known for having co-op programs to not only giveyou the hands-on experience that you need, but also giving you some income for studying … Actually, Conestoga also offers some awards inrecognition of your performance in the your studies and your participation in thecollege life. So it’s also very helpful. My husband and I both are studying hereand both got the awards,
so it was a great help in our financial plan and also thegovernment offers some support as well. So in my case, I’m having support inmy hydro bills. So, everything that can balance and help you to pass … that you are investing in education. So you know that you’re definitelygetting the support that that you need if you’re studying, because we want tomake your success in your education the number one priority, so for everything elseyou’ll find that you’re getting help and support in that sense.
Why study in Canada in 2021? | Reasons to choose Canada for higher education
As Canada is one of the top international student destinations in the world each year more and more students apply to study in Canada. In this video we are going to look at some reasons why international students choose to do so. So let’s begin!
High quality of education is one of the biggest reasons international students choose Canada and also their degrees are globally recognised. Whenever students think of studying abroad, cost of living and tuition are among their biggest worries.
It’s not like students need to pay less than that of Canadian origin students. But the average amount that they have to pay is less than that of other top destinations for international students like UK, US and Australia.
International students in Canada are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week during their term and around 40 hours per week during their semester break. Many universities in Canada also have co-op programs built into their academics so that students can get hands-on experience in the Canadian industry.
After the completion of a one-year program, students can work in the country for up to one year, and after the completion of a two-year program, students can work in the country for up to three years. Being an international student and living in a foreign land might be scary to some people, but Canada totally takes care of it, as the country secures its position among the top 10 safest countries in the world.
Canada is known as a country of multiculturalism and diversity having a large percentage of the population not speaking English as their first language. So the diversity helps international students to make friends and easily adapt. Canada has a very high standard of living,