Canada's international reputation is a big factor for many international students who choose to study in British Columbia. Canada's reputation is among the best in the world, and the country is well known globally for its high quality of life, high standards of education, commitment to human rights and humanitarian aid abroad, tolerance and multiculturalism.
As a result, Canada was ranked third out of 179 countries on the UN's 2008 Human Development Index, which measures each country's achievements in health, knowledge and standard of living.
Human Development Index (HDI) Rankings:
United States: 15
New Zealand: 20
United Kingdom: 21