Canada International Students by Province – 2016
On December 31, 2016, 414,285 international students (study permit holders) were present in Canada –an increase of 18% compared to the previous year.
In 2016, the largest percentage of international students chose Ontario as their destination (45.4%), followed by British Columbia (25.4%) and Quebec (13.3%). In other words, 84% of international students chose these provinces as their destination in Canada.
The economic benefits that this immigration class brings to Canada are extraordinaire. In 2016, Global Affairs Canada reported the following:
- In 2014, international students in Canada spent around $11.4 billion on tuition, accommodation, and discretionary spending.” (See table below)
- The amount of overall annual spending by international students translates to 122,700 jobs (equivalent to 104,100 Full Time Employment) supported in the Canadian economy.
|Summary – Table I – Number of International Students and Total Annual Spending in Canada, by Province and Territory ($million)|
|All Students||Total Annual Spending($millions)|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||2,261||$48.20|
|Prince Edward Island||1,356||$37.50|