Student Life In Canada

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Land of opportunities and serene views…

Canada is the second largest country in the world. With its scenic beauty and friendly dwellers, it has become hot favourite option for international students. The economy is blooming with ever expanding industries bringing more job opportunities in the market. It ranks high in the human development index with cities such as Toronto and Vancouver being listed as world’s most livable places. Every year new immigrants from all over the world come to settle down in Canada.

Land of cultural freedom…

Canada is considered  a multi-cultural country, though major influence of French and British culture can be seen. Equality and inclusiveness are the core values of governance approach. Government in Canada emphasize policies such as higher taxation for wealth redistribution and public funded health care to protect the basic rights to good health for all individuals. Cultural diversity such as Africa,  the Caribbean and Asia constitute the major addition to Canadian culture. Canada has very liberal social attitude towards women and LGBTQ community.

Canadians….

Canadians are warm and polite people with Sorry and Thank you being their favourite words They create a safe environment for others. Their behaviour is extremely encouraging for international students to enjoy their student life with these people.

Canadian Delicacies…

Due to amalgamation of cultures, Canadian markets and restaurants offer a vast range of choice in the menu. The option ranges from Indian, Mexican, Chinese to various items from across the globe. International students will never miss the food from their country in Canada. In fact, in GTA region, students can subscribe to tiffin services to receive home made south Asian food at their doorsteps.

Accommodations…

Many colleges offer dormitories to international students. However, due to large international student communities, new students prefer to live in rented shared accommodations with their friends, which they can easily find online through websites such as kijiji.ca.

Living expenses in Canada…

Apart from tuition fee, students should also take into consideration the living expenses. The average shared accommodation costs around $450.Monthly transport passes charge around $130.The monthly grocery will cost around $200 for single person and south Asian tiffin services also cost around $180 per month.

Work while studying…

International students must follow the limit of hours on work established by the Government. In common scenario, students can work for 20 hours a week maximum for off-campus jobs.

For more details about student life in Canada, reach to us at info@bitts.ca or york@bitts.ca.