When we decide to travel, the first – and sometimes the most difficult – decision to be made is where to go. We research trying to discover which country/city fits the best according to your plans, budget and everything else. And that’s where Vancouver stands out.
Vancouver combines the best social ingredients: modernity, sustainability, culture and a lot of options for leisure, sports and fun! Parks, beaches, mountains, snow and beautiful neighbourhoods make Vancouver unique in the west coast of Canada. Consistently voted one of the world’s most beautiful and liveable cities, Vancouver combines outstanding landscapes and opportunities for outdoor activities with very sophisticated amenities of a world-class city. While this sea-level port city is known by its relatively warm temperature (around 20 degrees at summer), the snow-covered mountains located about 30 minutes from downtown area are perfect for winter sports and breath taking views of the city.
Vancouver is definitely the right place for the one’s looking for unforgettable adventures with great English and professional study programs.
Average Cost of Living
|Meal (relatively cheap place)||$12.00|
|Fast food (combo)||$7.50|
|Bus Monthly Pass (1 Zone)||$91.00|
|Bus Monthly Pass (2 Zone)||$125.00|
|Taxi (avg. 1km run)||$2.00|
|Gym (monthly plan)||$45.00|
Voltage Plug: 110V (North American Standard)
Why Study in Canada?
Jobs for International Students in Canada
As an international student, you are able to work on campus without a work permit while completing your studies if:
- You are registered as a full-time student at a public post-secondary institution (college, university, CEGEP).
- You are registered as a full-time student at a private post-secondary institution that operates under the same rules and regulations as a public institution, and receives at least 50% of its financing from government grants.
- You are registered as a full-time student a Canadian private institution authorized by provincial statute to grant degrees.
- You have a valid study permit.
As an international student, you are able to work off-campus with a work permit while completing your studies if:
- You are registered as a full-time student at a participating publicly funded post-secondary educational institution or in an approved program at an eligible privately funded institution.
- You have applied for your work permit and have received it.
- You are only working up to 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions, and full time during scheduled breaks (for example, winter and summer holidays or spring break)
Vancouver has a high-quality public transportation system. The city owns the largest number of suspended train lines in the world, in other words, the train lines are mostly overhead, not underground, what makes it able to reach all geographical edges. The population has the Skytrain, Buses and Seabus.
The following image shows all the public transportation lines available.