Here at EB5 Affiliate Network (EB5AN), we’ve drafted a guidebook specifically designed for students from Canada seeking an education in the US. It’s called Studying in the U.S.A. – A Guidebook for Students from Canada, and it’s 100% free.
Thanks to this simple yet comprehensive guidebook, Canadian students can learn every detail of the U.S. study experience, starting with determining the best university, submitting an application, and obtaining an F-1 student visa. It teaches Canadian students how to apply for U.S. health care and banking and even runs through subtle cultural differences that could trip up a student from Canada. With a document checklist provided to make sure prospective students don’t forget anything in the application process, the guidebook is exactly what any Canadian student preparing to study in the United States needs.
More and more students from Canada are opting for a U.S. education, and the trend is expected to continue. This guidebook will renders the process of studying in the US more streamlined and more straightforward than ever before. Receiving a degree from a world-renowned American university offers bright perspectives for Canadian students, and with this free guide from EB5AN, more and more students can achieve this goal.
Background on International Students From Canada
Canada represents one of the leading North American countries in terms of the number of students studying abroad in the United States. The U.S.’s next-door neighbour to the north saw more than 26,000 of its students pursuing a degree in a U.S. university in 2019, which is far higher than most other countries in North America. Given the proximity and close relationship between the nations, studying in the U.S. is an easy choice for many Canadian students.
Canada and the Global Economy
As of 2021, Canada has a population of more than 37 million—far lower than the United States. Canada’s GDP growth over the last few years has been low, reaching only 1.66% in 2019, and its inflation rate has in the same period hovered around 2%. Its per-capita GDP is around $50,000, and its estimated labour force of 18 million is primarily employed in the “industry and services” sector, with 5.6% unemployment in 2019. Canada’s biggest import and export partner is the United States—the two countries enjoy a tight relationship due to their sharing of the world’s longest land border as well as their similar cultures and values.
Canadian Students in the US: Trends
About 26,000 of Canada’s 37 million inhabitants were studying in the US in 2019, resulting in a per-capita rate of 0.07%—higher than many other countries.
Despite the abundance of higher education institutes available in Canada—including major, renowned schools such as the University of Toronto and McGill University, which draw in their own international students from worldwide—many Canadian students still opt to pursue a U.S. university degree, which can open up new opportunities for them. Online learning opportunities through Coursera.com, edx.org, and udemy.com, among others, are also widely available to Canadian students, but a U.S. degree remains a strong choice.
However, one problem negatively impacting growth of international in students from Canada receiving a U.S. education is that the cost of a U.S. education is has increased substantially over the past 20 years. Wall Street Journal has documented the massive increase of U.S. university tuition by 500% since 1987. Nonetheless, international students continue to flock to the country, with the number of international students in the US rising by 85% from 2005 to 2015.
Canadian students who study in the United States should expect to pay around $22K per year for a public university to $50K for a private university—and that’s USD. Unfortunately, the cost of tuition is significantly higher for international students than for U.S. citizens or permanent residents, with international students paying around three or four times more.
How Canadian Students Can Reduce Their U.S. Tuition Costs
The best option for a Canadian student seeking a degree from a U.S. university is to obtain a green card. By doing so, they can sink the cost of their U.S. education drastically from the international tuition rates to the local “in-state” rates at both public and private universities.
That’s not the only advantage of permanent resident status—Canadians with U.S. green cards are also significantly more likely to be admitted to a U.S. university than their counterparts without a green card. Going further, permanent resident status opens a Canadian student up to eligibility for scholarships and other financial assistance.
If you’re a Canadian hoping to study in the U.S., don’t give up. Here at EB5 Affiliate Network, we’re here to support you regardless of the visa path you choose.