Canada Overview

Live the Canadian dream

An officially bilingual country that consistently ranks among the top 10 countries in the United Nations Quality of Life Index since 2004.

On this page you will find the following information:

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Important facts for international applicants


36.3 million people live in Canada which is considered a low population rate (0,48% of the world’s total) due to the large size of Canada’s north, which is virtually uninhabited and thus cannot support large human populations, significantly lowering the country’s carrying capacity.

Post-study work rights

International students may stay, work and apply for permanent residence in Canada after completing their studies. They can get a post-study work permit valid for 1-3 years upon completing studies at a public college or university.As per canada.ca, international students studying for 2 years might get a 3-year post-study work permit.

Unemployment rate

The current unemployment rate of Canada is 5.3% which is considered to be as a positive sign for the economy


Canada offers several scholarships and grants that help students fund their studies at the university.

How expensive is it?

The average cost depends on the province and the type of accommodation but as a student be ready to spend about 1300-1700 CAD per month on your living expenses.

Work while studying

International students might work part-time during their studies and there are several options for thar like, On-campus work, Off-campus work, Co-op placements and internshipsDo you have a spouse or common-law partner who would like to work during your time here? Lucky you! Your partner might get a partner visa allowing them to work full time.The minimum hourly wages rate varies from 12 to 15 CAD depending on the province.

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Interesting facts about Canada

world’s second-largest country

250 ethnic origins

6.4 million people speak an immigrant language

60+ Aboriginal languages

10 provinces and 3 territories

the world’s longest coastline (243,000 km)

Main Canadian industries

Real Estate

Rental, and Leasing


Technical Services

Information & Communication Technology

Fun facts about Canada you probably didn’t know:

Canada has the longest international border (with the USA)

It was the Vikings who first colonized Canada (not British or Europeans, surprisingly, isn’t it?)

Canada’s national animal is a beaver

Loonies and Toonies Canadian Dollar Coins – the loonie (which is a 1 CAD coin) on one side of which there’s a depiction of a loon – a duck-type thing and the toonie – a two-dollar coin with the image of a polar bear

Canada has one of the highest immigration rates in the world – international migration has been Canada’s main source of population growth since 1993, and currently represents approximately two-thirds of this growth

Winnie-the-Pooh was named after a bear from Canada

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