Canada, the second-largest country in the world, is also known as 'The Great White North. However, the country is also known for its multiculturalism which has historical roots of settlement and colonisation. Many racial and ethnic groups were involved in founding Canada's multicultural society, but Indigenous, French, and British people were predominant. Even today, multiculturalism is a social fact of Canadian life. Today, diversity in Canada has extended beyond race and ethnicity, and it spans across religious affiliations, language, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, and economic status.
For international students, especially students from South East Asia, it's quite easy to adapt to the multiculturalism of Canada. However, there are other things where they may have to struggle.
Academic excellence, skill development, working permits while studying, higher standard of living, safety and security, and immigration opportunities are a few of the many reasons that students prefer Canada as their educational destination.
The cost of studying in Canada depends on several factors, such as course duration, your choice of accommodation, travelling costs in relation to distance, and more. Courses in humanitarian studies, education and arts are cheaper compared to medical and engineering.
Students with an efficient budget plan can easily manage their living expenses. The undergraduate program costs an average of around 13,000 to 20,000 CAD, post-graduate program costs around 17,000 to 25,000 CAD.
You should prepare for bitter cold winter storms of heavy snowfall, freezing rain, and chilling winds. You are most likely to experience all or some of these during the winter months, and failing to dress accordingly can lead to severe consequences. A wind-resistant outer jacket, hat, gloves, scarf and more layers are essential to survive through winter.
English and French both are national languages of Canada. However, English is the predominant language spoken throughout the country, except in the Quebec province. The better your English language skills are, the easier it will be for you to enjoy the country’s multiculturalism.
Once you are settled, you can find on-campus and off-campus jobs to earn wages as per your skills. Mostly, wages are determined by the employer, but most international students earn the amount that meets the minimum wage standards of the region.
A one-way flight from Dhaka to Vancouver booked one month in advance can cost you around 1,800 Canadian dollars. Students should plan their finances well in advance to help them meet the essential costs associated with living and studying in Canada.
You can approach PFEC Global, an experienced education agency based in Dhaka, for more information on studying in Canada. We help students to choose the right career path and provide support throughout their educational journey. Kindly call us on 01730 785456 for more details.