Canada is the world’s second largest country, with beautiful landscapes ranging from sky-high mountains, beautiful beaches and glimmering glaciers. With a history of welcoming immigrants, Canada offers an excellent quality of life with ample career opportunities. The country is officially bilingual with English and French being the official lanugages. Its economy is advanced and prosperous thanks to the abundance of natural resources and well-developed trade networks.
Canada is also well-known for being multicultural, diverse and progressive. This is in part due to the public emphasis on immigration and the importance of integrating and welcoming immigrants into society.
All ten provinces and three territories in Canada offer free primary education and secondary education. In the primary education stage, students are placed in schools mainly based on their age and residence. There is an emphasis on cultivating a positive learning attitude. For most new migrant students, English will be taught as the first language. Primary schools pay equal attention to both academic records and life skills, to ensure they receive a balanced education.
Education is administered by provincial governments with some input from the federal government. Primary and secondary educations are compulsory and offered free of charge. Expenditure on higher education is a combination of self-financing with support provided by the government. Well-known universities include Queen’s University, Mc Gill University, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia and the University of Alberta.