Canada is the world’s 4th most popular destination for international students.
2, 65, 000 International students enrolled in various colleges and Universities in 2012.
In Canada, majority of the international students stays in Ontario and British Columbia.
Quebec is the third most popular study destination, hosting over 38,000 (14%) international students.
Canada gains $8B annually from international student expenditures including living expenses and tuition. They generated over $250M in government revenue and created over 83,000 jobs.
Students attending secondary schools or less make up about 15% of the international student population in Canada.
According to Canadian Bureau of International Education, 91% of employers said that they consider candidates with international experience as it develops cross-cultural understanding.
Approximately 33% of German university students participate in study abroad exchange programs offered by their home institution. Then come Aussies (15%) and Americans (9%).
CBIE advocates that at least 15% of Canadian post-secondary students should have a study abroad experience.
Since 2001 the number of Chinese students in Canada has increased from 20,371 to 80,627 – a 296% increase!
Canada hosts to students from almost 173 different countries in the world. China, India, Korea, Saudi Arabia and the United States are the top five Countries that contributes majority of the enrollments in Canada.