International Students in Canada

0 international students in Canada at all levels of study in 20181

Where do inbound students come from?

154% increase in international students in Canada 2010-2018

16% increase over the previous year

Fastest-growing countries of origin 2017-2018

+53% Bangladesh

+48% Iran

+46% Vietnam

+41% Colombia

+40% India

+29% Philippines

+29% Kenya

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