Canada International Students by Country (2015)

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On December 31st 2015, 356,574 international students were present in Canada –an increase of 191% compared with December 31st 2000.

In 2015, international students came from more than 185 countries.



The top three source countries* were China (120,339 or 33.7%), India (48,914 or 13.7%) and France (20,218 or 5.7%) and together accounted for 53.1% of the total of the international students.

The following countries were source of more than or equal to one percent of international students to Canada: South Korea (5.6%), the United States of America (3.4%), Saudi Arabia (3.3%), Nigeria (2.8%), Brazil (2.1%), Japan (2.0%), Mexico (1.4%), Vietnam (1.4%), Iran (1.3%), Pakistan (1.1%) and Hong Kong (1.0%).

From 2000 to 2015, the following top source countries* had the largest percent increases: Saudi Arabia (3173%), India (2113%), Nigeria (1687%) and China (886%).

*2015 ranking

The economic benefits that this immigration class brings to Canada are extraordinaire. In 2015, Global Affairs Canada reported that “International students in Canada provide immediate and significant economic benefits to Canadians in every region of the country. Data for 2012 show that 265,400 international students spent a total of some $8.4 billion in communities across Canada, helping sustain 86,570 Canadian jobs.”

Economic Impact of International Education Services in Canada, 2012
Total Expenditure Long-Term Students Employment (2010)
Newfoundland & Labrador $65,000,000 2,050 370
Prince Edward Island $25,500,000 804 60
Nova Scotia $306,300,000 9,655 1,890
New Brunswick $119,700,000 3,773 1,030
Quebec $1,200,000,000 38,114 8,000
Ontario $3,500,000,000 111,171 29,970
Manitoba $229,700,000 7,243 1,640
Saskatchewan $180,000,000 5,675 1,050
Alberta $587,500,000 18,521 4,770
British Columbia $2,200,000,000 68,321 21,460
Yukon, NWT & Nunavut $2,300,000 73 0
Other 5,550
Grand Total $8,416,000,000 265,400 86,570
Source: Government of Canada

Source:

http://international.gc.ca/global-markets-marches-mondiaux/education/strategy-strategie.aspx?lang=eng

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