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Why Highly Educated Immigrant Parents Choose Canada

Submitted by on September 3, 2012 – 1:28 pmOne Comment

Immigrant stu­dents in Canada are more suc­cess­ful in school than stu­dents who are native-born.

A sto­ry in today’s Globe & Mail reports that new­com­ers to Canada “post stronger scores on stan­dard­ized math and sci­ence tests and are more like­ly to go on to post­sec­ondary edu­ca­tion. The same does not hold true for immi­grants to oth­er coun­tries, includ­ing the United States and the United Kingdom.”

What do you think? Have you come to Canada for its edu­ca­tion sys­tem? How have your chil­dren adjust­ed?

Please leave a com­ment and share your expe­ri­ences.

Photo by flickinger­brad (flickr)

One Comment »

  • Robert says:

    I love this coun­try. I am an immi­grant myself and now have 2 kids who were born here in Montreal. And yes, I agree.