Latest International Student News From Canada
2016 has been an interesting year for international student recruitment in Canada. With significant global events, namely the UK's departure from the European Union and the recent US Presidential Election result, the future is looking promising for Canadian higher education institutions, with many prospective international students now looking further afield for alternative destinations to study abroad. Here are some of the major headlines about international education in Canada from the last few months of 2016.
Canada's International Students Up By 8% in 2014/2015
A report by the Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE) that was released in November 2016 has shown that Canada has seen an 8% growth in international student enrollment in Canada for the 2014/15 academic year. This figure is actually a slight reduction in growth from the 2013/14 year, which was a growth of 10% from the previous year. The CBIE's figures show that once again Canada and India were the top source countries for Canada's international students, together making up nearly half of all of the international students in Canada at 34% and 14% respectively.
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Image from A World of Learning 2016
International Student Spending Reached $11.4bn in 2014
A study by the federal government has calculated that international students in Canada, and their visiting friends and family, have contibuted CAN$11.4bn in 2014, an increase of over 42% since the previous figure from 2010. Ontario is the region which attracts the most international students, followed by British Colombia and Quebec. With 98 universities in Canada spread across the country's 13 provinces and territories, it is clear that higher education in Canada is a big thing, and with such a valuable contribution to Canada financially as well as culturally, it is no wonder that Canada is a growingly popular study abroad destination.
"This spending amounts to 122,700 jobs supported in the Canadian economy." - The Pie News
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International students in Toronto, Ontario.
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