Canadians consider education a right, and place a great deal of importance on the benefits of a quality learning experience for students.
Each province and territory has policies, procedures and laws in place that apply to post-secondary educational institutions. This ensures students receive the best education possible and that, upon graduation, their credentials will be respected around the world. Students of Canadian schools perform exceptionally well on international tests and students in Canada are shown to score highly at all levels of education in a wide variety of disciplines. In fact, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Canadian students outperform other English and French speaking countries.
In 2015 more than 300,000 international students chose to study in Canada and our post-secondary institutions are listed in the top 100 institutions by both Shanghai World University Rankings and the Financial Times Rankings in 2015. More than one third of research completed in Canada is conducted at Canadian universities, among the highest rate in the G8 countries, and providing unique learning opportunities for students.