International Students in Canada

0 international students in Canada at all levels of study in 20191

Where do inbound students come from?

185% increase in international students in Canada 2010-2019

13% increase over the previous year

Fastest-growing countries of origin 2017-2019

+58% Morocco

+54% Philippines

+41% Colombia

+40% Iran

+32% Bangladesh

+30% Ivory Coast

+25% Senegal

International post-secondary students in Canada

International students in Canada by country and K-12 level

Where do international students go?

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