Canada has gained popularity as a destination for students wanting to complete their higher education. In the past years it has been ranked as the 4th most popular destination for students to travel to.

There are a couple reasons as to why there has been such a growth, but the top three reasons why students choose Canada are:

  • The quality of the Canadian education system

  • Canada’s reputation as a tolerant and non-discriminatory society

  • Canada’s reputation as a safe country

The most important piece of paper you need before you arrive in Canada as an international student is a study permit. To get such you need to apply for it and make sure you have the letter of acceptance from a designated learning institution, as well as a valid passport. This application can be done online or by going to a visa application center in your country.

Another important aspect to keep in mind before travelling is health care. Health care in Canada is dependent on to what territory you will be moving to. It is important to check with your school/university to find out how to get health coverage while you study. Some provinces/territories offer free healthcare to international students, although you may be required to wait for a period, in which case it is highly recommended to purchase some private medical insurance.

Depending on your travel plans, you may benefit as well from purchasing private medical insurance. If you have any specific questions, please reach out to us at [email protected] and we will gladly look at your specific case and recommend the best option for you!


Please contact the Global4Students customer support team at (305) 377-8999 or at [email protected], to verify information regarding your visa type and university.