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Canadians place great importance on learning, and have developed a first-rate education system with high standards. The country spends more on education (as a percentage of GDP) compared to the OECD average, and is the second highest among G-8 countries. Canadian teenagers consistently rank among the best in the world on international tests of reading, science and math-a testament to the outstanding quality of Canadian schools. A Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is well-regarded in business, government and academic circles around the globe.

Canada has ranked as one of the top ten places to live in the world since 1994 according to the United Nations (UN) and the Economist Intelligence Unit. In the UN survey Canada earned particularly high marks for its access to education, high life expectancy (due to universal health care system); and low crime and violence rates. In addition, Canada's largest cities-Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal-have been recognized as world class cities in which to live and work, for their cleanliness and safety and for their cultural activities and attractive lifestyles.


Canada is considered to be a relatively peaceful, safe and orderly country. Its violent crime rate decreased for ten consecutive years from 1993 to 2003. Unlike its US neighbours to the south, firearms are strictly controlled and generally are not permitted. International students who come to Canada should follow the same common sense safety precautions as they would anywhere in the world. Students can contact any Can-Asia Centre to learn more about personal safety, or attend a safety orientation session at their school upon their arrival in Canada.


Canada is a stimulating environment in which to do business and to learn, thanks to the contributions of many bright and talented scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs. The country is an international leader in computer and information technologies and has a reputation for excellence in such sectors as telecommunications, transportation and engineering; and specifically, aerospace, urban transport, microelectronics, medical devices, advanced software, hydroelectric and nuclear power, lasers and opto-electronics, biotechnology, food and beverage processing, geomatics; and ocean and environmental industries.



Students are allowed to work part time 20 hours per week on campus/ off campus and full time during holidays while studying the course.

In Canada, minimum wages varies in different provinces. Under the Constitution of Canada, the responsibility for enacting and enforcing labour law including minimum wages in Canada rests with the ten provinces. Minimum wages varies between 8-10.25 cd$ per hour depending upon the province.


A Post-Graduation Work Permit cannot be valid longer than the length of time you studied in Canada. For example, students graduating from a four-year degree program might be eligible for a three-year year work permit. Students graduating from an eight-month certificate program would only be eligible for a work permit of eight months.


SPP Institution Province DLI No
Bow Valley College Alberta O19273769422
Lakeland College Alberta O18777577472
Medicine Hat College Alberta O18795445892
NorQuest CollegeAlberta O18795996622
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Alberta O18713200642
Camosun College British Columbia O19361235542
College of New Caledonia British Columbia O19360977332
College of the Rockies British Columbia O19377233362
Columbia College British Columbia O19279591302
Douglas College British Columbia O19360973702
Kwantlen Polytechnic University British Columbia O19350676872
Langara College British Columbia O19319074622
LaSalle College British Columbia O19283933672
North Island College British Columbia O19301182602
Northern Lights British Columbia O19395299444
Okanagan College British Columbia O19395299488
Selkirk College British Columbia O19360990072
University of The Fraser Valley British Columbia O19395299642
Vancouver Community College British Columbia O19279717512
Vancouver Island University British Columbia O19395299688
Assiniboine Community College Manitoba O19201282282
Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology(formerly WTC) Manitoba O19391828428
Red River College of Applied Arts, Science & Technology Manitoba O19305836302
Algonquin College Ontario O19358971022
Cambrian College of Applied Arts & Technology Ontario O19394699409
Canadore College Ontario O19395535239
Centennial College of Applied Arts & Technology Ontario O19394700003
Conestoga College Ontario O19376158572
Confederation College of Applied Arts & Technology Ontario O19376986752
Durham College Ontario O19361081012
Fanshawe College of Applied Arts & Technology Ontario O19361039982
Fleming College Ontario O19303189722
George Brown College Ontario O19283850612
Georgian College of Arts & Technology Ontario O19395677361
Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning Ontario O19376943122
Lambton College of Applied Arts & Technology Ontario O19305293332
Loyalist College of Applied Arts & Technology Ontario O19359011572
Mohawk College of Applied Arts & Technology Ontario O19376045902
Niagara College Ontario O19396019469
Northern College Ontario O19315830082
Sault College Ontario O19395677683
Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology Ontario O19395536013
Sheridan College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning Ontario O19385946782
St Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology Ontario O19395083703
St Lawrence College Ontario O19332845222
Lasalle College Quebec O19358462986
Parkland College Saskatchewan O19425521569
Saskatchewan Polytechnic (formerly SIAST) Saskatchewan O19425521849