Canadian citizens the world over are preparing to celebrate their national day, known as Canada Day, on July 1. Canada Day, also known as Canada’s birthday,
commemorates July 1, 1867, when four provinces were joined into one nation and Canada become a nation in its own right separate from the British Empire.
Britain retained certain political rights over Canada, but these were finally dismantled more 100 years later with the Constitution Act of 1982.
Canada is an increasingly popular study abroad destination for Cambodian students. Canadians place great importance on learning, and have developed one of the world’s finest education systems. The country spends more on education (as a percentage of GDP) than almost any other and is the second highest among G-8 countries.
Canada is currently ranked fourth on the United Nations Human Development Index, an annual survey that uses a number of factors (life expectancy, literacy, education, standard of living, and GDP per capita) to determine quality of life. It also includes an abundance of fresh water, comfortable population density, low incidence of violent crime and a health care system that is a model for the world. In addition, Canada boasts some of the most stunning and unspoilt natural scenery in the world.
Canada has the highest ranking cities in North America for living according to the Mercer Human Resource Consulting Worldwide Quality of Living Survey. This ranking is based on two important criteria of safety and stability. Five Canadian cities, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Calgary, are also ranked within the Top 25 cities in North America for safety and stability.
The Canadian education system is subject to rigorous quaity control. All authorised post-secondary institutions in Canada are subject to legislation that ensures institutional and program quality. At the provincial and national levels, Canadian professional-regulatory bodies (for example, in the fields of nursing, architecture, and engineering) participate in the establishment and review of curriculum standards. Accreditation reviews are conducted through analysis of reports and on-site visits. Higher education degrees from Canada are therefore accepted and respected worldwide.
Another benefit of studying in Canada is the competiveness of the tuition fees. You can receive a high quality education in a friendly and welcoming environment for a reasonable cost compared to elsewhere.
To find out more about studying in Canada, you can visit the IDP Study Abroad Centre at either of the ACE Phnom Penh campuses.