Why Canada

Get a great education in one of the safest, cleanest and friendliest countries worldwide.

Each year, thousands of international students come to study in Canada at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta.

A High Quality of Life

Canada offers a first-class education system, a high quality of life, and a safe, welcoming environment.

The United Nations ranks Canada 8th out of 169 countries on the 2010 Human Development Index, which measures the level of development and standard of living.

Diverse and Multicultural

Canada is a nation of great geographic and cultural diversity. Canadians embrace the world and the changes that other ways and beliefs bring to us. From coast to coast, you'll discover breathtaking natural beauty and world-class, modern cities with a strong tradition of multiculturalism.

Did you know?

  • Canada's maple leaf flag was designed by a UAlberta alumnus, George Stanley.

  • Canada is the world’s second largest country by size.

  • The Canadian government is a parliamentary democracy, with federal government buildings located in Ottawa, Ontario, our nation’s capital.

  • The national animal of Canada is the beaver.

  • Canada is made up of 10 provinces and three territories.

  • Canada has two official languages, French and English.

  • Some famous faces from Canada include Drake, Justin Bieber, Shania Twain, Jim Carrey, William Shatner, Rachel McAdams, Keanu Reeves, Celine Dion, Mike Myers, and of course, both Ryans: Gosling and Reynolds.

Government of Canada

Explore Canada (Canadian Tourism Commission)

Canada Facts