According to the report on 'International Students in Canada 2018' by the Canada's
Performance and Potential in International Education, there were 494,525 international students
in Canada at all levels of study in 2017. Comparing with 2016, an increase of
20% on the number of international students is recorded.Â
there is a 119% increase. It is believed that the government plan of having at
least 450,000 international students in Canada before 2022 has already been
achieved 5 years earlier than expected. Besides, Canada is the 4th
country with the greatest number of international students, ahead of Australia
and France, while United States, United Kingdom and China being top 3.
By cities, for those 494,525 students, 48%
of them are in Ontario, 24% in BC and 12% in Quebec.
By their origins, 28% and 25% of them are
from China and India respectively. While both have the largest number of
international students in Canada, the numbers from India started to grow over
China's since last year.
Regarding the fastest-growing countries,
the highest is Vietnam with 89%, second is India with 63% and 45% in Iran.
Overall, we could conclude that Indian students already took a large percentage
of share in numbers of international students in Canada and is still growing
95% of international students recommend
Canada as a study destination. 51% of international students plan to apply for
permanent residence in Canada.
Benefits of Canada education that attracts international students:
1. The quality of Canadian
Canada education quality is similar to United States but with a
cheaper cost. For instance, University of Toronto, the top-ranked university in
Canada, ranked 15 in global ranking, 24th for University of Waterloo,
35 for University of British Columbia.
2. Canada's reputation as a
tolerant, non-discriminatory society and a safe country
As an immigration country, the acceptance to international students
is high and a lot safer. According to a survey, 45.7% of students would
consider other countries before Canada but eventually choosing Canada as their
To sum up, as 51% of international students plan to apply to be
Canada permanent resident after studying there, it is highly recommended as an
immigration method if you plan to stay in Canada in the future.
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