International students in Canada up

December 21, 2015

By Canadian Immigrant |

International student enrolment at Canada’s universities and colleges rose 2.5 per cent in 2013-2014, according to a report by Statistics Canada. Overall, international students account for roughly 10 per cent of all students enrolled in Canada’s post-secondary institutions, primarily in universities and colleges in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia.

Students from Asian countries made up the bulk of international students, with China the top source country.

Although tuition costs for international students are high, many students are willing to pay those fees because a degree from a North America school is highly desirable. And there is often not enough space in schools in countries like China and India to meet student demand.

According to Statistics Canada, international students paid an average of $20,477 in 2014-2015 for undergraduate education, an increase of 6.8 per cent from the year before and three times more than what the average Canadian student paid — $5,959.

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