Canada is known for its multicultural environment which values and respects cultural and individual differences. Canada is a bilingual country with 2 official languages – English and French. The majority of the French-speaking population in Canada reside in Quebec however there are many French speaking communities and educational programs offered across the country. The more a student learn and practices speaking English or French before arriving in Canada, the more quickly and easily they will adjust in both school and family life.
There are many convenient and inexpensive ways for international students to stay connected with family and friends back home. Internet is available in all schools and homes so students can easily stay connected. There are a variety of Canadian mobile phone providers. One option international students may wish to consider is PhoneBox as they can provide students with a new local (Canadian) mobile phone number and set up a plan for service prior to the international student arriving in Canada.