Parallel 49 Education provides a comprehensive range of consulting services in the area of post-secondary (university and college) education in Canada. We have a deep understanding of the Canadian education system and specific institutions, and the opportunities and challenges facing Canadian and international students.
Canada is a wonderful place to study and live – tens of thousands of international students arrive in Canada every single year, and many make it a home for the rest of their lives. However, as a large, federal country, Canada has a very complex education system. Each province has its own procedures for registration, assessment and admission – as such, to find the right place to study, it is strongly recommended students and families work with a knowledgeable educational consultant to guide them in navigating the process.
Located in Canada’s capital, Parallel 49 Education was established in 2012 with the primary goal to provide information on education opportunities to students interested in studying in Canada, and to their families.
In addition, this site provides general analyses and resources on university education, and strives to become a reliable source of knowledge – a lighthouse of sorts in a stormy sea of data – on these topics. Particular attention is given to higher education in Canada, issues relating to international studies around the world, and student exchanges between Canada, Europe, the United States, and Mexico.
Parallel 49 Education was founded and is led by Dr. Dragos Popa, former professor with over one decade of teaching experience at several Canadian post-secondary institutions. He taught undergraduate and graduate courses, and supervised students and staff, at the University of Ottawa, Carleton University (Ottawa) and the Canadian Forces College (Toronto).
Dr. Popa holds a Ph.D. in Political Science (International Relations) and a M.A. in European Studies from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, as well as a B.A. in Journalism/Communication from Babesh-Boyai University, Cluj University (Romania) and Jonkoping University (Sweden). He is passionate about higher education and takes great pride in providing expert solutions to students seeking to pursue their studies in Canada.
“Parallel 49 Education helped me find an amazing university in Canada. It was awesome working with such a professional and affordable company!” (C.P., Ottawa)
“The expertise, attention to detail and concern to help students make P49E the perfect place to go if you want to study in Canada.” (L.D., Montreal)
“Unlike other educational consultants, Parallel 49 Education charges small fees, yet provides an outstanding level of service – I wouldn’t be where I am without their help!” (J.M., Toronto)