Canada education Profile
According to the annual report of Canada’s immigration department 2018 to Congress, the number of school signings held in 2017 was 3,173,280,000, and the proportion of students grew much faster than the rate of immigration growth. The growth trend is shown below. Therefore, international students are also the most popular among all potential immigrants for the Canadian government.
Characteristics of the Canadian education system
The Canadian education system is characterized by two main aspects, first of all, its mode of operation is the most local in the developed countries. Since Canada is federal, the provinces have great powers, and education and health care are largely governed by the provincial governments. “One of the characteristics of Canadian education is that the state has no Department of Education, which is the responsibility of the provinces, close to themselves, more aware of local requirements and of higher quality," Ms. Gaorilin said. But most schools are public. As a result, the academic system is also different in the provinces, with Quebec being 11 years at the primary and secondary levels, but with pre-university, while the other provinces are 12 years old and can be promoted directly to tertiary institutions after high school. At the tertiary level, almost all universities are public, with the exception of a few provinces with private universities, while tertiary and community colleges are public and private. This education system enhances the motivation of the provinces to run schools and gives the provinces a high sense of responsibility, not as an expense, but as an investment. Canada has maintained a world-leading position in investment in education. Education expenditure as a proportion of GNP was highest in 1977 years, reaching 8.2% per cent.
Provincial governments allocate funds according to the number of school admissions. Universities have great autonomy in enrollment, professional and curriculum setting, personnel distribution system and so on. and education is more close to the needs of the local labour market. Among them, vocational education has more than 8,000 different majors. The employment rate of students in vocational education is very high, usually 90% of graduates find work within 6 months. The second characteristic of vocational education is to pay attention to the cultivation of ability, students have a lot of opportunities to learn. International students in Canada can apply for a work permit to do part-time work both inside and outside the school. This is more important for students than just earning some pocket money, but for their ability to live independently, to learn, to accumulate experience in the workplace. Study while working, and practice what you have learned. There are many enterprises willing to help students to carry out practicum, with the school has a close relationship, many enterprises will attach importance to the research ability of students, so that students can get more experience.
The advantages of studying abroad in Canada
- A perfect education system，a collection of American and British talents, first-class quality of education;
- Western education system, degree international recognition is high;
- The relatively low tuition fees, coupled with the low inflation rate of Canada, the cost of studying abroad is very economical;
- The admission method is plural, the direct admission, the conditional admission, the foundation and so on, the higher education does not have the barrier;
- Flexible transfer system, credit mutual recognition, smooth upward channel; More school-enterprise cooperation projects, learning to learn, graduates popular;
- Campus and Social security is excellent, the incidence of violence in schools is almost extinct.