Canada Saudi's top choice for higher studies

I didn't fully appreciate this. I wonder how much of this is quality of education and how much is the fact that Europe (for example) is so much closer that it seems boring? Still, kinda cool.

The Saudi student population in Canada includes 1,000 students who are reading for medical degrees.
Besides these students reading in universities and colleges in Canada, Niagara College and Algonquin College in Ottawa have recently opened their branch institutions in Taif and Jazan respectively.