Canada recently made it to the number 2 spot on the list of Best Countries of the world – a report published by the US News & World Report. The country scores high in several metrics of the report – Citizenship, Entrepreneurship, Open for Business, Quality of Life and Cultural Influence. These qualities make Canada an attractive country to live in.
Toronto, a principal city of Canada, is a precious jewel in the crown of the country. It welcomes immigrants with open arms and helps them make themselves comfortable and feel at home easily. It is a great place for education, in particular, because it provides an environment that is conducive to the growth and well-being of students.
Here are 5 reasons why you should study in Toronto –
- Multicultural Environment – Toronto has people from all over the world. According to Worldatlas.com, nearly 46% of the people in Toronto are from other countries, and the 200+ ethnic groups in the most populous city of Canada speak over 140 different languages. So, Toronto is a city where you will not just find people from your own culture, but you also get exposure to different cultures and languages from all across the world.
- Accommodation Choices – Toronto has a good mix of accommodation choices for kinds of budgets and preferences. From shared rooms in apartments for as low as 250 CAD outside the centre to luxurious apartments in the centre for 4000 CAD and more, accommodation in Toronto fits easily into the budget of all kinds of students.
- Good Public Transport System – In Toronto, it is very easy and inexpensive to get from one place to another. There is a network of buses, streetcars, subways and paratransit services managed by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). You can buy tokens to access public transportation or buy passes like the Monthly Metropass which will allow you to travel unlimited in a specific month on all regular TTC services.
- Opportunities for Work – Toronto is buzzing with opportunities with work and students with a valid study permit can work on and off-campus for up to 20 hours a week.[SS1] The minimum wage for work in Toronto is 14 CAD an hour, so you can comfortably make enough money to manage most of your living costs on your own.
- Events, activities and nature – Toronto is an exciting place and offers a lot to explore in terms of culinary experiences, markets, nature, activities and events, historical and cultural places, etc. The St Lawrence market offers the best of food and dining experiences, the Casa Loma castle is a must-visit for history buffs, and the Thompson Memorial Park is a treat for nature lovers.
Are you looking to add to your skills and qualifications to embark on an exciting new career? Access Business College (ABC) is among the top private career colleges in Toronto that offers a wide array of vocational courses for you to choose from. Fill in the application form to check your eligibility for the Second Career government grant and we will get back to you with more information.