Canada welcomed a record number of 551,405 new international students from over 184 countries in 2022.
Here’s what you need to know.
- Canada welcomed a record number of 551,405 new international students in 2022. As of December 31st, 2022 there were 807,750 international students studying in Canadian universities and colleges.
- Top source countries of international students entering Canada in 2022 included applicants from India, China, Philippines, France, and Nigeria.
- Top source countries in 2022 of international students on a Canada Study Visa already in the country included 319,130 students from India, 100,075 students from the People’s Republic of China, and 32,455 students from the Philippines.
- Top provinces where international students attended a Designated Learning Institute (DLI) in 2022 were Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Alberta, and Manitoba.
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Canada continues to remain a popular destination for international students from around the world. IRCC has forecasted that from 2022-2023, the number of study permit holders will rise to approximately 753,000 international students.
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