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Posted on October 03 2019

Top 5 Student’s Myths about Canada and the truth behind them

By  Editor
Updated April 03 2023
Top 5 Student’s Myths about Canada

Overseas education is on the trend. 2 million students around the world travel to different countries for study purpose every year. US, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, New Zealand, and Ireland are few of the many countries which are greatly sought after.

Canada is one such country which has been among the top 5 destinations for studying from the past 10 years. The country also attracts skilled workers and people who want to settle there. In fact, Canada has been issuing a large number of Visas to foreigners, this year like never before.

There are some myths about Canada which is the reason for some people not to choose the country. Let’s see what those are and know the actual truth. After all, you cannot miss one of the best opportunities for better study, work and life.

Myth – 1 - Canada is a very cold country:

Fact - Canada is known for its cold winters. This doesn’t mean that the climate is the same for the rest of the year. There are 4 different seasons which Canada experiences. Most of the northern part of Canada is cold but the southern part of Canada (where the most population lives) isn’t that cold. Temperatures can go up to an average of 28 to 30 degrees Celsius. Saskatchewan, in fact, experiences a temperature as high as 40 degrees Celsius. If you are from India, you might experience fairly high cold during winters but the other seasons are quite pleasant.

Myth – 2 – No place to go except Vancouver and Toronto:

Fact - Though Vancouver and Toronto are the most popular cities amongst international students, every other place is also a home for top educational institutions of the world. When it comes to study abroad, every province of Canada is a home for higher education. Victoria, which is called the City of Gardens, attracts scores of foreigners. Windsor is called the student city of the country which has 5 world-class Universities offering education to thousands of students every year.

Myth – 3 – Getting a Canadian Visa is very difficult:

Fact – This is not true at all. The fact is that Canada is the nation that is issuing the largest number of Visas to foreigners. If you are planning to study abroad, work and settle overseas, now is the time to choose Canada. In other words, presently, it is one of the easiest countries to get a visa for.

Myth – 4 – Speaking French is Compulsory:

Fact - You are completely wrong. There are two official languages in Canada; English and French. The truth is that Quebec is the only French speaking province. Learning and speaking French is not a compulsion in any of the province in Canada. If you can speak French, it would only add to your chances of getting a Canadian Visa. If you are fairly good with your English language skills, that is enough.

Myth – 5 – The capital of Canada is Toronto:

Fact – Though Toronto is the most populated and the most famous city of Canada, the capital of the country is Ottawa. It is just that Toronto is the economic epicentre of Canada, people often mistake it as the capital of Canada.

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