0 international students in Canada at all levels of study in 20201

Where do inbound students come from?

135% increase in international students in Canada 2010-2020

17% decrease over the previous year

Where do international students go?

Note: 1% of students did not identify an intended destination

Top three reasons international students choose Canada2

The quality of the Canadian education system
Canada’s reputation as a tolerant and non-discriminatory society
Canada’s reputation as a safe country

96% of international students recommend Canada as a study destination3

60% of international students plan to apply for permanent residence in Canada4

1 Unless otherwise specified, CBIE uses Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data.

2, 3, 4 CBIE International Student Survey, 2018