1. Canada is #1 in Global Reputation for the Second Consecutive Year

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    The Reputation Institute, through its Country RepTrak analysis, ranks the world’s 50 most reputable countries every year based on a variety of factors. This year it announced Canada was #1 again. According to the Reputation Institute: Canada wins for the second year in a row: Canada has also improved its...
  2. Planning on studying in Canada? A checklist for parents and students

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    Do! • Realistically assess preparedness for study abroad. Some will need more maturity or discipline. • Review your budget. Focus on sensible financial choices. • Carefully consider whether to use a third party (or agent) and if you wish to, choose wisely. • Choose the right country, assessing different costs,...
  3. Avoid Cell Shock!

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    Back-to-school season is here – a time when tech-savvy students and parents are often looking for a new cell phone package to help start off the school year right. While it’s exciting to get the cell phone with the latest technology, it’s important to carefully read any wireless services contract...
  4. Canadian versus US universities: The choice is clear

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    It’s no secret that the USA has long been considered the top destination for international students going to university. With its collection of hallowed Ivy League institutions and famous cities such as New York and Los Angeles, it’s not hard to see why. But as more and more international students...
  5. Entrepreneurs Straight Out of School

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    As international graduate Sid Tikoo explains, the key to achieving success in his outdoor yoga business was “implementing the idea in a way that it became a successful venture right away”. Luckily for Tikoo, he had a lot of help from his community – with local newspapers keen to feature...
  6. Learn the Lingo – Canadian Workplace Catchphrase 101

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    Being familiar with common phrases at the workplace will help you fit in sooner and more easily. As students across Canada gear up to start new jobs this summer, the focus is on making the best first impressions possible. Particularly for international newcomers, the prospect of navigating the Canadian workplace...
  7. The Ins and Outs of International Student Scholarships

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    For international students considering attending a Canadian university, the possibility of scholarship money is just one more reason to head abroad. Take, for example, the University of Windsor – a popular Ontario school that offers a range of scholarships tailored specifically for international students. Though none of the awards come...
  8. Your Guide to Getting Around in Canada

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    For those considering a move to a new country or city, transportation is a major concern. How am I going to get around? How much will it cost me? Is it easy get around? These are all good questions to ask, especially for new international students. Of course, there’s always...