Canada is a Fantastic Place to Live and Study: Since 2004, the United Nations' Quality of Life Index has constantly put Canada among the top ten nations in the world. Canada is an outstanding location for foreign students because it combines exceptional educational institutions, an innovative economy, a friendly and safe society, and breathtaking natural beauty. Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto are placed fourth, sixth, and seventh, respectively, in the 2018 Economist Intelligence Unit list of the world's most livable cities, recognized for their general stability, multiculturalism, clean environment, and world-class healthcare and education systems.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) ranks Canada first in higher education attainment, with more than half of its population aged 25 to 64 having completed a post-secondary degree. Nine Canadian universities made the top 200 in the Times World University Rankings for 2018–2019. (and four of these in the top 100). In addition, four Canadian universities were ranked in the top 100 of Shanghai Jiao Tong University's 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities, with 18 in the top 500.
Secondary school pupils in Canada thrive in science, reading, and math. Canada rated 9th on the Reading Scale, 7th in Science, and 10th in Maths in the 2015 PISA results, which tested Grade 10 students from 65 nations across the world. Students select Canada for a variety of reasons, including high-quality French and English language instruction.
Canada is officially bilingual (English and French), yet more than 200 languages are spoken across the country. Many immigrant populations live in the country's major cities, such as Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal, and ethnicities of all kinds may be found. Informally, on the streets and in public spaces, and formally, in Canada's laws and government, a tolerant society is one of the top Canadian ideals. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which guarantees equality for all, is particularly noteworthy.
Canada's economy is one of the most stable in the world. Canada also has one of the highest economic growth rates among the G8 countries, and the IMF anticipates that this trend will continue. Canada is expected to top G-7 growth in the next 50 years, according to the OECD.
Many Canadian educational institutions are involved in international research collaborations to solve key global concerns. When high-quality overseas collaborators contribute to Canadian research, it receives a significant boost in terms of reputation and influence.