Eight things you should know as an international student in Toronto

Submitted by Joy.Hunter@tim… on Mon, 12/06/2021 - 09:00

The bustling multicultural city of Toronto is a popular choice among international students.

Located on the shore of Lake Ontario, Toronto offers an attractive blend of campus learning and city life.

Canada can also provide cheaper study options than most anglophone countries, as well as simpler application processes and more opportunities for permanent residency after graduating.

If you’re planning to move to Toronto for your studies, you’ll know that lots of exciting times lie ahead.

What’s it like going to an all-female university as an international student?

Submitted by Joy.Hunter@tim… on Fri, 12/03/2021 - 09:00

Historically speaking, women’s colleges have been places of mentorship, leadership and sisterhood for talented women who were previously denied educational opportunities because of their gender.

Although many female colleges have now merged, closed or become co-ed, a number of women-only institutions remain, offering a unique educational experience you may not have considered before.

But what’s it like being an international student at an all-women’s university?

What I gained from getting involved with leadership opportunities at university

Submitted by Joy.Hunter@tim… on Thu, 12/02/2021 - 15:16

Most universities will spoil you with choice when it comes to leadership opportunities. Whether you join an academic society, get involved with student politics or lead a sports team, there is a lot of invaluable experience to be gained outside the classroom.

Learning to work within a team, achieving a common goal, and exploring and discovering new interests will not only help your personal growth and confidence at university, but it will also help you stand out to employers when you graduate.

Graduate employability: top universities in Canada ranked by employers 2021

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Wed, 11/24/2021 - 11:49

Nine Canadian universities appear in the Global University Employability Ranking 2021, designed by the HR consultancy Emerging and published exclusively by Times Higher Education. The ranking reveals which universities recruiters at top companies think are best at preparing students for the workplace.

Best universities in Canada for arts and humanities degrees 2022

Submitted by Joy.Hunter@tim… on Wed, 11/03/2021 - 12:09

Arts and humanities subjects include history, English literature, philosophy, languages and architecture (scroll down for a full list of subjects and what you can do with them). Students who study the arts and humanities develop analytical and communication skills that can help them progress in a range of careers. 

Best universities in British Columbia 2022

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Thu, 10/28/2021 - 18:37

British Columbia, Canada’s westernmost province, is known for its high-ranking universities, beautiful terrain, adventurous activities and vibrant multicultural atmosphere.

It is one of the only provinces in Canada where the province assesses and standardises post-secondary education, with the Education Quality Assurance. This ensures quality and “allows post-secondary institutions to compete at an international level”.

Best universities in Toronto 2022

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Thu, 10/28/2021 - 18:00

On the shore of Lake Ontario, Toronto is Canada’s largest city and offers an attractive blend of campus learning and big city living. 

Students of all disciplines will feel welcome here, what with its plethora of high-ranking universities and the fees and living costs that are lower than in the US. These are the best universities in Toronto based on the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022.

Best universities for social sciences degrees in Canada 2022

Submitted by Joy.Hunter@tim… on Thu, 10/28/2021 - 16:53

The social sciences include anthropology, geography, politics, media and communications studies and sociology.

Social science students learn how to analyse complex problems, explore the best solutions and communicate their discoveries effectively. These transferrable skills can be applied to a variety of careers.

Best universities in Montreal 2022

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Thu, 10/28/2021 - 11:48

It is not surprising that Montreal is a popular place for students to study. As Canada’s second most populous city and Quebec’s main metropolis, Montreal offers something for everyone. 

Montreal is rich in French colonial history that dates back to the 16th century, and the majority of the city’s population speak French as their first language. In fact, Montreal is considered the second largest French-speaking city in the world, after Paris.

Best universities for law degrees in Canada 2022

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Mon, 10/25/2021 - 17:36

Canada is both a French- and English-speaking country, which makes it an ideal place for students wishing to study law in a diverse, global environment.

Like in the US, students who study at a Canadian law school will graduate with a juris doctor (JD) degree, which takes three years to complete. Before applying for law school in Canada, students are required to sit the LSAT test to ensure they have enough prior knowledge of Canadian law.