Canada was ranked as one of the top ‘safe and stable’ countries for international students.
Canada is among the top countries considered to be ‘safe and stable’ for international students and has
further improved its position as the ‘go-to’ study destination because of its handling of the COVID-19
pandemic. This is according to two surveys conducted by Navitas Insights.
Survey suggests Canada one of the most popular study destinations.
In addition, the survey suggests that countries considered to be ‘safe and stable’ are not necessarily
viewed as being ‘open and welcoming.’ However, Canada is considered to be both.
Canada is one of the few countries which allows international students to cross the border for the
purpose of studying. Students who wish to travel to Canada only need to be attending a college or
university that has obtained approval on its COVID-19 readiness plan from the provincial government in
which the institution is in.
The first Navitas survey was conducted in May 2020. Findings from that survey showed Canada as one of
the countries that are ahead of the pack, alongside New Zealand and Australia.
The survey was repeated in September 2020. According to it, Canada had improved its overall position
but was now competing with the United Kingdom for the top spot, instead of the Oceanic states.