World to Canada to Study and Tour
Canada is a wonderful country for the long time citizens and the short term visitors who tour, study, vacation live and work
in this open modern democratic society. Canada is the world leader in education and humanitarian peace keeping, medical and
logistical aid to the entire world in times of need.
Canada ranks first among the G7 countries in providing equal opportunities for immigrants of any ethnic or religious background.
Canada is the world leader with immigration laws to assist the hiring of professional foreign labour and seasonal workers. Canada
also has one of the world's most multilingual societies. Canadians identify over 180 languages as their mother tongues.
In a recent quality-of-life ranking of 215 world cities by Mercer Human Resources Consulting, five Canadian cities ranked
among the top 25.
Canada has the best overall quality of life among all of the G-20 countries for newcomers.
In Canada, 89% of adults aged 25-64 have completed upper secondary education, well above the OECD average of 75% as 88% of
men have successfully completed high-school compared with 90% of women. Canada is a top-performing country in terms of the
quality of its educational system. The average student scored 522 in reading literacy, maths and science in the OECD’s
Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) tis score is higher than the OECD average of 497, making Canada
one of the strongest OECD countries in students’ skills.
Life expectancy at birth in Canada is 82 years, two year higher than the OECD average of 80 years. Life expectancy for
women is 84 years, compared with 79 for men. The level of atmospheric PM10 – tiny air pollutant particles small enough
to enter and cause damage to the lungs – is 14.5 micrograms per cubic meter in large urban areas, considerably lower
than the OECD average of 20.1 micrograms per cubic meter. Canada also does well in terms of water quality, as 91% of
people say they are satisfied with the quality of their water, more than the OECD average of 81%.
In general, Canadians are more satisfied with their lives than the OECD average. When asked to rate their general
satisfaction with life on a scale from 0 to 10, Canadians gave it a 7.3 grade, higher than the OECD average of 6.6.
Learn even more about Canada at oecd.org
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How ESL in Canada Recommends Classes
ESL in Canada recommends both free and commercial ESL English classes for example:
the FREE Toronto ESL Cafe English conversation classes, the free LINC classes for new Canadians,
the free English classes at many libraries, the free classes at accredited TESL Teaching schools,
and some excellent Board of Education continuing education classes that cost 2 or 3 dollars per
instructional hour, a few English classes at excellent independent ESL schools that cost between
8 to 15 dollars per hour with their teachers and their programs and some excellent private ESL
and Business English teachers that charge between 20 and 65 dollars per hour.
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English Classes available in Toronto or Online
Toronto English Language Classes
English Study Program for speaking, listening, conversation, accent reduction designed
for students with professional native English speaking instructors.
Executive English - private classes or one-to-one with professional Business teachers
Business English for Career Professionals
Business English preparation course teaches in a professional and practical format.
Online English Study and Conversation Program
Online English Study Program for speaking, listening, conversation, accent reduction designed for students who
cannot travel to study with professional native English speaking instructors.