Recent data about full population structure from the Canadian government indicates that the year 2018 was another year of strong growth for the number of international students in the country like Canada. It marked the third straight year of double-digit growth in the Canadian international education sector and now puts this country ahead of the United Kingdom in regards to overseas students in the country with their study permits.
This country currently houses 646,000 international students making it the third-largest foreign student population in the whole world. The US, with 1.1 million international students tops the whole list, while Australia with 700,000, is on the second place.
As per the IRCC rule, the international student population in this country grew by 13% in the year 2019 compared to the year before. In 2019 saw a record 404,000 Study Permits issued to foreign students. It is crystal clear that Canada’s international student population grew six times than before. It gets tripled over the last two decade alone.
“People are not fully aware about the new immigration updates in Canada. So, for the same visa monthly is working devotedly to inform the audience about the happenings in the immigration industry” said by official.
Canada is witnessing an increase in the middle-class population. With household incomes increasing day by day, more students are now going in foreign nation to pursue higher education. The basic number of Canadian-born students (between the age 18 to 24 years) taking admission into the topmost intuitions has dwindled due to Canada’s low birth rate structure. To sustain themselves financially, Canadian universities and colleges have had to up their international student recruitment.
This splendid country has seen an increase of 11% in its whole population in the last ten years. However, the whole population of the 18 to 24 years age group has only increased by 4%. In result, Canadian Universities have had little choice but to look at international students for revenue.
Ontario is the basic home to the largest international student population in Canada. Ontario had nearly 307,000 international students in the year 2019, accounting for 48% of the entire international student population in this country. British Columbia comes in second place with 23% of Canada’s international student population at 145,000.
Quebec has 14% of all the international student population in the Canada at 87,000.
Regions like Manitoba and Nova Scotia also house a significant number of international students. There are nearly 19,000 international students in a particular province.
Prince Edward Island witnessed the rapid growth in international students with their number increasing nearly five times since the year 2010.
According to the level of study, 13.5% of Canada’s international students were studying in the secondary schools, 76.5% were in post-secondary programmes, and 10% in “other studies”, including wide variety of exchange programmes and language studies of six months’ duration or more.