According to Aaron Andersen, director of international recruitment at the University of British Columbia, Canada is composed of ‘modern cities, majority English-speaking, with just enough American influence that the international students find what they’re looking for, but a multicultural Canadian experience’ in an environment which is ‘both safe and welcoming’.
The Canadian university system has multiple aspects in common with the American system. The majority of universities have big campuses equipped with numerous facilities.
Quebec is favored by 90% of French students who go to Canada. Quebec, has two official languages, therefore you can generally study the language of Shakespeare alongside the language of Molière.
Moreover, Quebec is home to many renowned universities (McGill, Concordia, UQAM, HEC Montréal.)
The information to know
Finally, an agreement between France and Quebec allows French students to benefit from very advantageous school fees (identical to Canadians who are not Quebec residents). This therefore makes the school fees considerably lower than in the United States.
After having done your undergraduate studies in Canada, it is possible to obtain a work visa for a maximum duration of 3 years (equal to the duration of your studies in Canada).
Selection process: school grades from the ‘lycée’ and English exams.
When to apply: between January and March of the year preceding the start of your schooling
Duration of studies : 2 years (Associate degree)
3 or 4 ans (Bachelor’s degree)
2 years (Master’s degree)
Cost of schooling in Québec : between 6600 and 7000 euros per year (,245 – ,632 (CAD$) per year)
Cost of schooling in the rest of Canada : between 23 000 and 31 000 euros per year (37 000 – 49 000 CAD$).