Canada draws its sizable international student population from around the world, with Asian, North American, as well as European countries all represented among the top ten leading places of origin for international students in Canada. Canada’s educational institutions and associations and its federal and provincial governments are keenly interested in student mobility.
Fast Facts: Canada
- There were over 193,000 international students pursuing post-secondary education in Canada in 2010
- In 2011, the top three places of origin were China, South Korea and India.
- Over 45,000 students from Canada studied abroad in 2009.
Source: CBIE, UNESCO
Places of Origin of International Students in Canada, 2010