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Best Cities for Students in Canada

Best Cities In Canada For Students

Students who wish to pursue an overseas education need to consider various aspects before choosing the university and country where they wish to pursue an overseas education.

They need to consider different criteria such as, affordability, international diaspora, graduate employability, faculty and quality of research as well as world rankings and the city in which the university is housed.

Luckily many rankings are available including QS world university rankings and Times higher education rankings, which provide annual rankings and ratings for various universities in the world.

These rankings are not just for the universities, but also help the students who wish to study abroad to decide which city he wishes to live in while studying abroad.  


According to QS world ranking for 2017 Montreal in Canada was billed as the top student city for both Canadians and those who wished to pursue their overseas education in Canada. Montreal is famous as the "cultural capital" of Canada. The city has been hailed as a welcoming, multicultural, affordable and friendly city by respondents. The city also has a vibrant student community and many activities to keep the students who study abroad from India engaged and connected during their course.  

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Universities in Montreal

Montreal boasts of many options for a student who is interested in overseas education such as Concordia University, McGill University, La Salle College and University of Montreal among others.  

Activities for students

Students who study abroad in Montreal can engage in various activities in Montreal during their free time such as taking a food tour, visiting points of interests such as the Silique Notre-Dame, Plateau Mont-Royal, and others, strolling through the boulevard. Montreal.  


Vancouver is a city on the west coast and is famous for its beautiful beaches, forests, and mountains. The city is featured in many Hollywood movies as it is a popular location for filming. Students, who pursue their overseas education in Vancouver, choose the city for its multi-culturalism, party atmosphere, and many places of interest.  One can Move to Canada through BC PNP

Universities in Vancouver

Students pursuing their overseas education in Vancouver can choose from many internationally reputed schools such as Simon Fraser University, Ascend School of Management, and the University of British Columbia among others.  

Activities for Students

Students who pursue an overseas education in Vancouver can take up various activities such as visiting Capuano Suspension bridge for some thrills. Visiting Yaletown and historical sightseeing at Granville Island.  Here is a detailed picture of Vancouver City for new immigrants to canada.


Known as "the heart of Canada", Toronto is a bustling metropolis and is the provincial capital of the country. The city has been ranked as the eleventh best student city and includes a vibrant student community, world class research facilities, and well-established infrastructure amidst beautiful natural surroundings.  

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Universities in Toronto

Students who pursue their overseas education in Toronto can choose from some of the best universities in the world such as University of Toronto, York University and Seneca College among others.  

Activities for Students in Toronto

Students who pursue their overseas education in Toronto can opt to visit various famous attractions in Toronto such as the CN Tower, Wonderland, the Royal Ontario Museum and many others.  

To know more about the best cities for students in Canada and your options for studying there, please get in touch with Global Tree the most trusted Canada Education Counselors in India

Frequently Asked Questions

The common notion is that foreign universities are expensive, although with scholarships this is an exaggerated issue. What many fail to consider are time and effort. Studying in an Indian college leads to a lower average salary than earned by our western counterparts. This salary sets the tone for all future promotions since companies often look at your previous salaries during compensation appraisals. Additionally, most senior positions tend to be scooped up by individuals who have an international outlook through global exposure.  Finally, studying in a foreign country is an incredible learning experience helping students get a better academic as well as soft skill development.

Canada has been one of the market leaders in education for decades. However, what currently sets Maple Country apart is immigration. Canada is wholeheartedly inviting students to study in their universities to fill job vacancies that are always growing in the country. Students who study in Canada (especially a Master’s Degree) are practically assured of a Permanent Residency Visa.

A good score doesn’t automatically qualify a candidate for a scholarship, however, it is one of the primary factors that the admissions department looks for in a scholarship application. There are other attributes such as a candidate’s academics, extra-curricular, financial background, and application essays (SOPs).

We get this question a lot. Many candidates know which career path they want to take, but are at a loss for how to take that journey. Understanding the job role and the industry that you want to get into is the first step to picking the right university.

Carefully consider the immigration options of the country that the university that you are considering is in. This is more important when you intend to stay back in the country after the completion of your course.

Also, review the placement history of the university as well.

The first step is to list your preferences. By listing your preferences and strengths, describe your course of preference. Extensive research on the modules, software and its length for your preferred subject is necessary.


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