By Earl Dinwiddie

With every passing year, the number of international students pursuing higher education in Canada continues to grow. A number of them decided to study in Canada instead of other popular countries, such as France, Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, etc. because pursuing higher education in Canada comes with certain advantages.

In addition to having a clear route to permanent residence in the country, you will also benefit from getting work (while you study and after), safe neighborhoods, quality education, and reasonable tuition costs. Let’s take a closer look at some of these benefits.

Top-Tier Institutions of Higher Learning

Innovation and research are among the strong suits of the universities and colleges found all over Canada. The institutions vary greatly, offering diversity in the sense ofduration, scope, and nature of the available programs. You can be certain of receiving the best-quality education that will translate into a lucrative and satisfying career in the long term.

This is made possible by long-established quality control systems and high academic standards. Certificates, diplomas, and degrees received from Canadian institutions of higher learning are widely accepted and are at par with those received from the Commonwealth nations as well as the United States.

Affordable Cost of Tuition

One of the primary reasons behind a vast majority of international students’ decision to study in Canada rather than the United States, the United Kingdom, etc. is Canada’s reasonable tuition costs. (more…)

By Solomon Baker

The flow meter is a type of device that is used to measure the amount of liquid or gas that moves through a pipe. This is commonly referred to as the flow rate. The applications of flow measurement are diverse and every situation features its own engineering requirements and limitations. Depending on the industry, various terms are used to refer to a flow meter and they range from flow gauges to liquid meters.

Regardless of the names that are used for this particular device, the function is always the same- measuring flow. A flow meter serves the purpose of providing accurate monitoring or flow control. The need for precise calculations of quantities or measurement accuracy will vary with different industrial applications.

Choosing Proper Technology- Specifications

? There is no specific flow meter that can be used for every application. Choosing the appropriate technology for an application will require a list of specifications that cover how the meter will be used. Being aware of the crucial specifications of each type of meter is important.

? There are various things you need to keep in mind and these include the liquid or gas that will be measured, maximum and minimum flow rates, accuracy requirements, fluid viscosity and temperature, allowable pressure drop, compatibility of fluid with construction materials, intermittent or continuous fluid flow and output signal.

? A list of specifications can be used to determine the technologies that apply and make comparisons between those that are available.

Features and Costs

The pricing of accurate flowmeters is based on their abilities. Find the meter type that suits your application while considering the features before you think about cost savings. If extreme conditions like high pressure, low flow rates or broad operating rage are important, you may need to avoid low priced options that cannot be applied beyond their capabilities.

Process Control

Measuring fluid flow is vital in industrial settings to establish how much liquid or gas is flowing along with potential waste. Various industrial and commercial entities depend on a flow meter to determine the flow amounts of liquids and gases. (more…)

By Joanne Rivers

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Have you ever wanted to develop passive income on a regular basis? Then what’s stopping you from achieving it? If you’re most people who site lack of time as the culprit that prevents them from earning big without exerting a substantial amount of effort, then binary options trade is probably just the thing for you. As offered in Australia and many countries across the globe, this simple way of trade can deliver great gains—given that—its risks as well as its rewards are properly understood. It should be noted that it is very different from other traditional options; as such, you need to do your homework and acquaint yourself. If you need help with binary options trade, perhaps this article is just what the doctor ordered for you. Read on and find out what it’s all about and why it turned into a fad. Afterwards, you might become the next self-taught trader who enjoys financial security.

? What are Binary Options?

Binary options are also known to many as exotic options, which is an investment type that offers a set return in a predetermined period. Here, there are two possibilities that you can choose from: short-term and long-term. What makes this particular kind of trading a cut above the rest is the fact that you can know the potential risks in advance, even before you make a trade. In general, if you need to figure out the direction of the price movement as well as its expiry time if you want to succeed.

? What are the binary option types?

o High/Low or Up/Down – This is the most common as well as most basic binary option. Here, you can determine if a finished price is higher or lower than the present price at the time of the expiration.

o In/Out, Range, or Boundary – In this particular option, you can set a high and low figure. Here, you can predict whether the price range will finish outside or within the standard boundaries.

o Touch/No Touch – This option has set levels, which are higher or lower than the set price. Here, you have to predict if the actual price will “touch” certain levels within the time of the actual trade and expiry. It should be noted that this particular option immediately payouts, regardless if the price moves beyond the “touch” level. (more…)

Canada is a haven for crude oil production. By January 2017, the country was producing 4107 BB L/D/1K of crude oil. This is the highest figure ever for Canada, and prospects remain promising for increased production and higher oil prices. In terms of global competitiveness, Canada is at position #3 for crude oil production. Leading from the front is Russia with a January 2017 figure of 10,733, the United States with 9,031 (February 2017), and then Canada. Behind Canada are China, Brazil, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Indonesia, India, and Australia. The Canadian economy is showing strong signs of improvement, after a decade of weak economic growth.

 

Unemployment Rate Dropping and CAD Rising

The Canadian unemployment rate in April 2017 dropped to 6.5%, from a figure of 6.7% in March, and a figure of 6.6% in February. The forecast rate for April was 6.7%, but expectations were bested by the actual figure. This marks the lowest unemployment rate in Maple country since the 2008 global financial crisis. Viewed holistically, there are clear signs that the Canadian economy is on the mend. If we turn our attention to the loonie, some interesting trends emerge. The CAD/USD currency pair is currently up 0.5390% at 0.7331. While this is certainly not a high point for the currency, it represents a strongly up-trending Canadian dollar.

 

Consider that the CAD started the year at 0.7444 against the greenback, and has only slipped ultimately 0.0109 since then. Canadians are wasting no time diversifying their portfolios to reflect the current economic climate. While the USD appears to be firming, the geopolitical uncertainty that is evident in North Korea and Europe is driving traders toward safe-haven assets. This has resulted in many Canadians investing in a Gold IRA . The gold price is certainly bearish, making the case for investors to plow into the precious metal before it reverses and heads towards the critical $1300 per ounce level.

NAFTA Concerns Weigh on the CAD

There were some concerns that President Donald J. Trump would cancel NAFTA, or at least make the North American Free Trade Agreement more favorable to the US. This put downward pressure on the CAD. The big question on everyone’s mind is how investments should be made in Canada with NAFTA fighting for its survival. When it comes to the stability of the CAD/USD currency pair, remember that this is one of the most stable relationships in the world. These two North American countries are built on rock solid foundations with a thriving democracy and robust political discourse. The economies are equally strong, and among the best in the world. Canada ranks highly in terms of its global crude oil production, accounting for some 4.9% of all oil that is produced. Canada’s GDP is heavily influenced by its crude oil exports, particularly to its southern neighbor, the US.

Bank of Canada Lends Support to Economy

With respect to investment opportunities in Canada, a leading Saxon Trade analyst, Montgomery Giles believes energy companies are going to be boosted in 2017. The industry may be subject to contractions in the oil price, but greater efficiency and better management in Canada is resulting in bullish prospects for the domestic industry. Things like bitumen solvents and automation are driving up profits, despite weakness in oil prices. This naturally lends itself to an improved CAD/USD currency pair. The Canadian dollar – the loonie – is directly correlated with the country’s crude oil strength or weakness. The Bank of Canada has given the economy its seal of approval by promoting things like automation and greater productivity for the Canadian economy. The interest rate remains low at 0.5%, making it easy for Canadian businesses to finance operations across the board. These are the types of monetary drivers that propel economic growth and prevent deflation from taking root.