About Canada

Like the UAE, Canada’s immense diversity in both population and landscape is central to its national identity. The country’s ten provinces and three territories expand from the Atlantic to Pacific Oceans, encompassing cosmopolitan cities like Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, immense natural beauty like the Rocky Mountains, and the peaceful existence of the maritime coast.

With citizens and residents from over 200 ethnic backgrounds, Canada takes great pride in its multicultural heritage. It is a welcoming and hospitable land, which is consistently ranked among the United Nations’ best places to live around the world, with something unique to offer for every way of life. The country’s abundant natural resources play an important part in its economic history and development, with many areas of the country still making a living from forestry, fishing, agriculture, and energy. Nevertheless, industry is now dominated by the service sector, accounting for more than 70% of Canadian employment, and presenting a wealth of opportunities in sectors such as banking, healthcare, education, communication and transport.

Canada’s world-renowned education system includes several leading universities that consistently rank in the top tier of global tertiary institutions. Canadian people are among the most educated in the world and students travel from across the globe to benefit from this elite higher education experience. This reputation for excellence has helped to forge a natural alliance with the ambitious nation of the UAE, which is why Canadian University Dubai has established a portal to higher education, research and employment opportunities in Canada for students starting out in this region.