Study And Research In Canada

There are more than 2 million individuals attending postsecondary educational programs in Canada today. The number includes both local residents and international students. 

There are different reasons why many chose to study in Canada. Among them are having a high quality of life, great work-life balance, lower housing costs, high educational quality, and employment. 

57 percent of Canadian adults have tertiary education and the amount of women having a degree is greater than men. That only shows how great Canada’s educational system is. The spearhead of this greatness is the research sector of the educational system. Currently, over 3 percent of scientific papers all over the world are published by Canadian researchers. 

41 percent of the R&D projects are run by universities. The revenue from this has earned over $5.8 billion between 2017 and 2018. Collaboration is an integral factor in this progress, in which the joint forces between universities and businesses represent 92 percent of the R&D sector. 

Meanwhile, the federal government also funds research programs for post-secondary institutions through the following granting councils: the Canadian Institutes for Health Research or CIHR, the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council or NSERC, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council or SSHRC.