Canada keeps being one of the most attractive destinations for international students. Therefore, international students’ enrolment just keeps increasing. Only in 2017, Canada registered a new record of international students living in the country: 495,525, according to Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). That is already more than the forecasted numbers by IRCC for the year 2022 when Canada would be hosting 450,000 international students.
This increase was basically driven by Chinese and Indian students. China continuously fulfills Canada universities with international students while India experienced a great expansion in the enrolments throughout the years. But not only China and India send international students to Canada, according to Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) data. Among the fastest-growing countries markets in 2017 were Vietnam (+89%), Iran (+45%), Bangladesh (+41%), Brazil (+28%) and Mexico (+16%). “This clearly demonstrates the continuing attractiveness of Canada as a study destination,” said Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) president Karen McBride.
WHY STUDY IN CANADA?
According to the 2018 QS Applicant Survey Report, the USA remains the overall favorite study destination for international students (48%). Followed closely by the UK (42%), in the second place. In the third position appears Canada, quickly rising as a very attractive destination (34%). Australia and Germany complete the top five (both 28%). The report authors also concluded that: “This year’s results reveal alternative English-speaking destinations are rising in the ranks of preferred study destinations. Canada remains the third-most-popular study destination, and in many cases, outperforms the UK and the US when target destinations are broken down by country, especially in the Middle East region”.
And there are many reasons why international students love to study in Canada. Such as affordable high-quality education that prepares well professionals for the job market. Moreover, international students in Canada can work while studying inside and off campus. Normally, they get part-time jobs to get some extra money and help to pay the living expenses. Also, lots of them continue to work in Canada after graduation. Some are even eligible to immigrate after graduation. In addition, there is a governmental policy in Atlantic Canada to improve international student retention rates.
But according to CBIE president Karen McBride “Our research shows that international students choose Canada because of the quality of the Canadian education system and our reputation as a safe and tolerant country. This reputation is especially attractive now, given a changing global climate.”
CANADA IS TOP 3 IN THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Over 4.6 million higher education students study abroad, according to UNESCO. And, Canada is top 3 among the countries that host the largest shares of international students in comparison to their total higher education populations.
There are many reasons why Canada is a cherished destination for international students. Among other factors, the tuition fees are considered really affordable for the high-quality education offered. Moreover, according to surveys, Canada education prepares students well for the job market.
Moreover, international students in Canada can work while studying. Normally, they get part-time jobs, inside and off campus, to get some extra money that helps to pay for the living expenses. Also, lots of them continue to work in Canada after graduation. Some are even eligible to immigrate after graduation. Also, the provinces of Atlantic Canada have a government policy to improve international student retention.
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