Why study in Canada

Thinking of studying abroad? Exploring a new culture and language? Don’t think twice. Canada is your destination. Here are 9 reasons why you should consider Canada as your home away from home.

number-1   Affordable education

The rewards of studying in Canada are big while the cost is small, particularly compared to its neighbour to the south, the United States. Additionally, there are a significant number of scholarship opportunities for international students. If finances are still a concern, there are a number of study abroad scholarships and grant opportunities available to international students. Some of these can be provided from your home school, from outside organizations like nonprofits, or even from your government . It is important to do your research and apply to as many scholarships as you can. Feel free to contact NFCI for more information about scholarships.

   One of the best places to live

High academic rankings and a reputation for friendliness is great, but it’s hard to beat eight consistent years of top rankings by the United Nation as one of the world’s best places to live. Canadians are protected by a diversity of freedoms, and international students are too. The result is an exceptionally stable and peaceful society with a low crime rate.

   Education is Canada’s priority

Canada’s International Education Strategy recently announced its goal to double the number of full-time international students to 450,000 by 2022.The Canadian Council of Ministers of Education prioritizes attracting international students in all education sectors through a number of strategies. The plan is not only focused on recruiting, but also on retaining after graduation by offering more opportunities for Canadian students to work abroad while studying and remain in the country as permanent residents afterward.

   A safe country

Canada has been declared the country with the best reputation in the world for the third consecutive year. Canada is a friendly, safe country with a high standard of living. Low crime rates, great student health benefits, and schools focused on student security and health make studying in Canada a good choice for anyone who’s uneasy about personal safety while abroad. The Global Peace Index ranks Canada among its top 10 safest countries in the world to visit.

   Most tolerant country

Canada became the first country to officially declare multiculturalism as a policy through the establishment of the 1971 Multiculturalism Policy of Canada, which affirms the rights of all citizens regardless of race, ethnic origin, language or religion. This ideology results in a harmonious environment rich in cross-country respect, as well as constantly rising rates of naturalization.

   A diversity of languages

200 languages are spoken in Canada. The biggest cities, Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal, are home to many immigrant communities and one finds all sorts of ethnicities across the country. A tolerant culture is among the top Canadian values. NFCI students improve personal and business fluency through access to unparalleled International language programs.

   One of the most attractive countries in the world

If NFCI is located in the heart of Niagara Falls, the 8th World Wonder, the rest of Canada also excels in terms of its stunning natural settings with 42 national landmarks and multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The landscape offers great diversity — from breathtaking coastline to wide open prairies and the scenic Rocky Mountains.

   Best universities in the world

Once you graduate from NFCI, you will be offered admissions to  a wide range of top universities. Canadian universities are internationally regarded for their high academic standards and emphasis on research in post-secondary education. In 2012, four Canadian universities claimed Top 100 spots in the ARWU Shanghai Rankings (University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, McGill University, McMaster University) while five more ranked in the Top of the QS University Ranking (Université de Montréal, HEC Montréal, University of Alberta, Queen’s University, University of Waterloo).

   Highly competitive economy

Once you graduate from NFCI, you will be offered a wide range of top universities. Canadian universities are internationally regarded for their high academic standards and emphasis on research in post-secondary education. In 2012, four Canadian universities claimed Top 100 spots in the ARWU Shanghai Rankings (University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, McGill University, McMaster University) while five more ranked in the Top of the QS University Ranking (Université de Montréal, HEC Montréal, University of Alberta, Queen’s University, University of Waterloo).

  • In the top 15 most competitive economies in the world (Source: Conference Board)
  • 1st of all G-7 countries in economic growth between 2003–2012 (Source: OECD)
  • 1st of the G-7 countries in ability to attract business due to sound economic infrastructure (Source: Global Infrastructure Investment Index);
  • As the country with the lowest net debt-to-GDP ratio in the G-7 (Source: IMF);
  • 1st among G8 countries for “soundest banking system” (Source: World Economic Forum);
  • As the best place to do business in the world (Source: Forbes).