Immigrants largely responsible for Canada’s best Educated Country Tag
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By: Tiyamika Mkwanda

February 08th, 2018

Immigrants largely responsible for Canada’s best Educated Country Tag

 

 

Students-chillin-outsideCanada plays host to more than 180,000 International students in any given year. Canada is one of the world’s most popular destinations for education. Canada has the best-educated people and the highest literacy rate in the world.

Canadians live longer than anyone on the planet, except people in Japan and Iceland. Canada’s prime cities Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal have been recognized as world class cities to live and work, for cleanliness, safety, cultural activities and attractive lifestyles.

In a recent report released by the Immigration Department states that 36% of immigrant children between the ages of 25-35 have university degrees. This is compared to 24% of their counterparts with Canadian-born parents.

 

The report goes on to mention that, China and India make up over 50% of immigrant children who graduated from university. Almost a third of children born to Filipino parents also completed their degrees. Canada’s labour force is increasingly reliant on well-educated immigrants who are enjoying employment rates that are broadly in line with the national average.

 

In addition to that, the Immigration Department study said the average earnings of the employed children of immigrants tended to be 9 to 13 percent higher than those of workers with Canadian-born paren

 

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University of Toronto sociology professor Monica Boyd said the aspirations of immigrant parents can be incredibly powerful in steering their children to success, especially if they are themselves highly educated but struggle to return to their old professions and make ends meet after coming to Canada.

“The pressure becomes more on the child because (the parents) did the move for them and want them to succeed,” said Boyd, the Canadian research chair in immigration, inequality and public policy, and co-author of a recent study on educational and labour market attainment among children of East Asian parents in the American Behavioral Scientist journal.

According to a separate study by Jack Jedwab of the Association of Canadian Studies, 54.2% of new immigrants in the prime working age between 35 and 44 had at least a bachelor’s degree in the cohorts arriving between 2011 and 2016, up from 30.5% in the 1990s. By comparison, only 27.9% of non-immigrants have the same level of education.

While 46.5% of visible-minority women and 45 percent of their male counterparts in this age group in Canada are university degree-holders, only 33.8% of white Canadian women and less than a quarter of white Canadian men have at least a bachelor’s degree.

Study In Canada

Canada is a popular destination for students planning on studying internationally and for good reason! Canada has ranked as one of the top ten places to live in the world for over twenty years, and the education system in Canada is among the best.

In fact, Canada is an increasingly popular option for students who want the quality of a North American education at a less expensive cost than they might find in the US. Canadian universities bear more similarity to UK universities than they do to schools in the US.

Canadians place a great amount of importance on learning, and standards in education in Canada are uniformly high. There are almost 100 universities in Canada, five of which are—the University of Toronto, McGill University, University of British Columbia, Université de Montréal, and University of Alberta—are ranked among the top 100 in the world.

 

Why study in Canada

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  • The Canadian Way of Life

Because Canada is such an immense country, it is extremely varied in its people, landscape, climate, and way of life. However, Canadians do share important values such as pride, a belief in equality and diversity, and respect for all individuals. International students who are considering studying in Canada will want to familiarize themselves with the culture and customs they can expect to experience.

  • Safety

Canada is widely regarded as one of the safest places in the world to live. However, it is still important to follow the same common sense safety precautions in Canada that you would anywhere else in the world.

  • Student Accommodations

Students in Canada have a number of options when it comes to accommodation. Whether you’re staying on campus or living in a private residence, you will be able to find the right housing for you. This page outlines the different options that are available to international students, as well as the pros and cons of each.

 

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