St. Catharines lands 32nd on list of best Canadian cities for international students


Published January 5, 2023 at 3:47 pm

When a group ranked which Canadian cities and towns were the best fit for international students, St. Catharines did pretty well, finishing 32nd on the list of 50.

Online agency looked at the Canadian cities and towns, ranking the locations based on the following indicators:

  • Diversity
  • Annual percentage of graduates
  • Monthly rent cost
  • Average tuition cost
  • Internet speed
  • Living expenses

The top-five featured both some of Canada’s largest places mixed with some smaller ones as Sherbrook, Que, St. John’s, Nfld, Calgary, Rimouski, Que and Edmonton were the best of the bunch.

St. Catharines finished 32nd based on its 28th place ranking for diversity, 31st ranking for annual percentage of graduates, 24th place for monthly rent cost, 26th for average tuition cost, 29th for internet speed and 18th overall for living expenses.

The website noted, “This multicultural city is great for international students. It has a high percentage of graduates and affordable tuition. Brock University and Niagara College are among your choices for the schools here.”

Across Ontario, St. Catharines beat out notable names such as Kingston, Thunder Bay, Sudbury, North Bay, Windsor, Guelph, London and Hamilton while nationally, it bested Coquitlam, B.C., Saskatoon and Halifax.


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