British Columbia is the province situated in the western end of Canada, between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains.
British Columbia is known for its vibrant, multicultural society, and great quality of life, making it an ideal liveable destination, and continuously attracts and brings in large numbers of immigrants from around the world each year.
The Capital of British Columbia is Victoria and the most populated city in British Columbia is Vancouver
15% of the total British Columbia population is found within the two main cities; Victoria and Vancouver.
The total land area of British Columbia is 944,735 square kilometres, making it roughly the size of France, Germany, and Netherlands combined.
It shares its borders with Alberta to its East, Washington, Montana, and Idaho to the South, Yukon, Alaska, and the Northwest Territories to the North, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
The Coastline of the province extends for over 27,000 kilometres and includes many uninhabited islands; 6,000 to be precise, as well as mountainous inlets.
The largest island in the province is Vancouver.
The Highest point in British Columbia is Mr Fairweather, part of the St Elias Mountain Range, on the northwest border of Alaska, and rises to a peak of 4,663 m (15,299 ft).
British Columbia is one of the warmer regions in Canada, the climate is largely influenced by the vast mountain ranges spanning the province, as well as the Pacific Ocean.
The Coastal areas of the province experience an average daytime summer temperature of 20 ℃ and very mild winters.
British Columbia economy is primarily dominated by natural resources, but in recent years the economy has expanded to a prominent industrial and service economy.
Telecommunications is also a growing industry within the technology sector.
The province has the biggest fishing industry in the country, as well as a significant cattle and dairy farm industry.
It is also the country's third biggest generator of hydroelectricity, and the second largest producer of natural gas.
The metropolitan regions of Vancouver is a prominent hub for business, technology, finance, service industry, as well as the film and television production industry.
In British Columbia, higher education is provided by 25 public education institutions, which includes 11 universities, 11 colleges, and 3 institutes. In addition British Columbia also has 3 private universities, 5 private colleges, and 6 theological colleges, as well as several private career institutes and colleges.
Popular study destinations within British Columbia are Vancouver, Victoria, and Kelowna. The average international student population in British Columbia is around 100,000 students per year.
Universities and Colleges in the province are very diverse, innovative, and practice global awareness.
All programs and courses taught at education institutions in British Columbia incorporate international perspectives, and plenty of unique learning opportunities for students.
Every university and college has educational offices, dedicated to providing new students with queries about life on campus, assistance with workplace opportunities, student fees, living costs, and accomodation.
Universities and colleges in British Columbia are consistently ranked among the top world Universities, offering a well integrated education system, with a flexible, progressive education model.