Number of international students studying in Canada up 17%

Published on 18/09/18
The total number of international students studying in Canada, at all levels, increased by 17 percent to 494,525 in 2017, according to the latest Research in a Brief report by the Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE).

The report, which aimed to illuminate key trends with regards to the level of study, province or territory of study and country of citizenship, found that the greatest proportion (40 percent) of international students came from East Asia (China, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan, and Hong Kong).

However, while the number of students from South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, etc.) grew considerably (up from 16 to 27 percent in 2017), the number of students originating from East Asia decreased, down seven percentage points since 2015.

CBIE’s research acknowledged Canada’s diverse international student population, with 186 nationalities represented in 2017. However, it noted that diversity had declined in recent years, with 67 percent of all international students originating from the top five countries of citizenship: China, India, South Korea, France, and Vietnam.
In 2017, there were 494,525 international students in Canada at all levels of study (based on valid study permits and work permits).

Vietnam (+89) experienced the most dramatic growth in student numbers in 2017, said CBIE, followed by India (+63), Iran (+45), Bangladesh (+41) and Brazil (+28). Country sources new to the top 15 included Bangladesh and Taiwan.

Looking at where international students were studying, 84 percent were enrolled in the three most popular provinces for inbound students: Ontario (48), British Columbia (24) and Quebec (12). However, Ontario and Manitoba showed year-on-year growth, up four and one points respectively, while Quebec declined slightly from 14 to 12 percent.

Fifty-five percent of all international students studying in Canada were hosted in Toronto (up 23 percent), followed by Vancouver (up 17 percent) and Montreal (up 11 percent). In fact, all of the top 15 host census metropolitan areas experienced a year-over-year increase, said CBIE.

Regarding the level of study, 75 percent of international students were enrolled in the post-secondary study (370,710), of which 57 percent were studying at a university, 41 percent at a college and two percent at a CEGEP, a publicly funded pre‑university and technical college in Quebec. The remainder comprised students studying at primary or secondary school level (15 percent) and those pursuing ‘other studies’ (10 percent).

China remains Canada’s top source country for university programmes (74,260). However, India (25,575) replaced France (16,115) as the second most common country of citizenship. Meanwhile, India was the top source country for college-run programmes (86,900), a number which continues to increase at a rapid rate (up 67 percent in 2016), said CBIE.

China was the most common country of citizenship of international students at the secondary level (28,540). However, the number of Vietnamese continued to grow, doubling in size in just one year. South Korea was the top source at primary level (3,265), with Brazil increasing its supply (up 63 percent).

“Due to varied and evolving push and pull factors, international students are choosing Canada as their study destination in unprecedented numbers. Uncertainty and higher cost in traditional top receiving countries as well as lack of access to stable and quality education in their countries of citizenship have compelled a growing number of students to seek alternative study destinations,” said CBIE.
The province of Ontario was the top host for international students.
“Canada continues to be perceived globally as a country of welcome and stability in addition to offering quality and affordable education, making Canada an attractive choice for prospective international students.”

In 2017, Canadian government’s International Education Strategy goal of receiving 450,000 international students by 2022 was surpassed five years early.

StudyTravel Magazine carries out annual surveys of secondary schools and ELT providers in Canada, highlighting average course and accommodation fees, student recruitment markets and methods.


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Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program: Newfoundland and Labrador Designated Employers

The Government of Canada encourages foreign workers who make use of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot to ensure the employer has been officially designated. All job offers from designated employers must be endorsed by their respective province before the foreign worker can apply for Canadian permanent resident status through the pilot. 
So far, Newfoundland and Labrador is the only participating province that provides a list of its designated employers, which is listed below.
Employer                                                                                                                              Location
10113 Newfoundland Limited o/a Mary Brown’sClarenville
10162 NFLD Limited DBA o/a Marsh Motor SportsGrand Falls-Windsor
10464 Newfoundland Ltd. o/a Jungle Jim’s RestaurantSt. John’s
10565 NFLD Inc. o/a Hotel NorthHappy Valley Goose Bay
10566 NFLD Inc. o/a Hotel NorthSt. Anthony
10567 NFLD Inc. o/a Hotel NorthHappy Valley Goose Bay
4411617 Canada Inc. o/a Lasik MDSt. John’s
61065 NL Inc. o/a The Golden Years EstateGander
71036 Newfoundland and Labrador Ltd. o/a Cabot AutoHappy Valley Goose Bay
73984 Newfoundland Labrador Inc. o/a The Reluctant ChefSt. John’s
77299 Newfoundland and Labrador Ltd. o/a 4 Pillars – St. John’sSt. John’s
A Better Living Home CareSt. John’s
A Plus Auto Service CentreSt. John’s
Aditya Holdings (Canada) Inc. o/a Extreme PitaSt. John’s
Amity Foods Inc. o/a Tim HortonsSt. John’s
Association For New CanadiansSt. John’s
Association francophone du LabradorLabrador City
Atlantic Grocery Distributors Ltd.Bay Roberts
Atlantican General Trading Inc.Mount Pearl
Auto Impact Solutions LimitedGrand Falls-Windsor
Avalon Tech & Tailor Inc.St. John’s
Awesome enterprises Ltd. o/a Acropolis PizzaMount Pearl
Beachside Manor Ltd.Placentia
Beaufort Solutions Inc.St. John’s
Bemister’s Janitorial Services Inc.St. John’s
Bennett’s Limited o/a UltramarHappy Valley Goose Bay
Bhaskar Holdings (Canada) Inc. o/a Dairy Queen MUN CampusSt. John’s
Birdhouse Garden Market Inc.Happy Valley Goose Bay
BJH Enterprises Inc. o/a Wing’ n It Kenmount RoadSt. John’s
Bluedrop Learning Networks Inc.St. John’s
Body Works St. John’s 2012 Ltd.St. John’s
Bogart’s Jewelry Ltd.St. John’s
Boutcher Holdings Inc. o/a Tim HortonsCorner Brook
Briarside Holdings Ltd. o/a Humber Valley Veterinary ClinicCorner Brook
Bugden Enterprises o/a Mary Brown’s RestaurantCBS
Canton RestaurantSt. John’s
Caregivers Inc. o/a Blue Sky Family CareSt. John’s
Carol Automobile Ltd.Labrador City
CBS Foods Ltd. o/a Jungle Jim’s RestaurantCBS
CG Aberdeen Holdings Inc. o/a Harvey’s RestaurantSt. John’s
Chinched BistroSt. John’s
Citrus Marketing Inc. o/a Newfoundland CanvasSt. John’s
City Light Holdings Inc.St. John’s
City Trust and Mortgage Company Ltd.St. John’s
Clarenville Foods Inc. o/a Jungle Jim’s RestaurantClarenville
Clarenville Foods Inc. o/a Shamrock City PubClarenville
Collision Clinic Ltd.St. John’s
Connie Parsons School of Dance Ltd.St. John’s
Connor Madyson Enterprises o/a Tim HortonsParadise
Corner Brook Roman Catholic Episcopal CorporationCorner Brook
Cosmos Enterprises Ltd. o/a Newfound CabsSt. John’s
Culinary Creations Inc.Corner Brook
DASH Foods Inc. o/a Mary Brown’sSt. Anthony
Dental Crafts Ltd.Mount Pearl
Dr. Rehan MalikLabrador City
Dr. Chandrasegaram Labrador Professional Dental CorporationHappy Valley Goose Bay
Dr. Hans and Dr. Hans PMC Inc.Labrador City
Dr. Nagaanand Dental Inc.St. John’s
Dr. Parekh Dentistry Professional Corporation o/a Exploits Valley Dental OfficeGrand Falls-Windsor
Dr. Vikram Vasamreddy Dentistry Professional CorporationLabrador City
D’s Landing Inc.Happy Valley Goose Bay
East Coast Sushi Restaurant Inc.St. John’s
East End Tailoring Ltd.St. John’s
Em-K Investments o/a Burger KingSt. John’s
Empowered Homes Inc.St. John’s
Exploits Valley Air Services Ltd.Gander
Fisherman’s Landing InnRocky Harbour
Flynn Canada Ltd.Mount Pearl
FMI Atlantic Inc o/a KFCNew Brunswick
Focenco Ltd. o/a ColemansSt. John’s/Mount Pearl
Fonemed North America Inc.St. John’s
Froyd Services Ltd. o/a A&W RestaurantHappy Valley Goose Bay
Fytics Inc.St. John’s
Gander Flight Training Ltd.Gander
Genoa Design InternationalSt. John’s
GillCo Enterprises Inc. o/a City Centre PharmacySt. John’s
Glovertown Shipyards (2010) Ltd.Glovertown
Goulds Foods Inc. o/a Jungle Jim’s RestaurantGoulds
Grace Hotel Ltd.Hopedale
Green Bay Fibre Products Ltd.King’s Point
Green Food Industries Inc.Paradise
Gros Morne Trading Post Ltd.Daniel’s Harbour
GWG Investments o/a Red Pepper Mongolian GrillSt. John’s
H&M Food Inc.St. John’s
Harbour Grace Ocean Enterprises Ltd.Harbour Grace
Harmonie Foods Ltd. o/a Tim HortonsSt. John’s
Humber Nurseries Ltd.Corner Brook
I.C Pizza House Inc.St. John’s
J. Shiref Sales Ltd.Mount Pearl
J.Co Holdings Inc. o/a Kelseys 7120St. John’s
Jin Dragon Restaurant Holding Inc.St. John’s
K & B Atlantic Inc. o/a MilestonesSt. John’s
K&R Holdings Inc. o/a Mary Brown’s, Avalon MallSt. John’s
Kelly’s Body ZoneHappy Valley Goose Bay
Kelsey Drive Pizza Inc. o/a Boston PizzaSt. John’s
Key Assets Newfoundland and Labrador Inc.St. John’s
L&H Tucker Holdings Ltd. o/a Tim HortonsSt. Anthony
Labrador Donut o/a Tim HortonsLabrador City
Labrador-Grenfell HealthHappy Valley Goose Bay
Letto’s Enterprises Ltd. o/a Northern Light InnL’anse au Clair
Magic Wok Ltd.St. John’s
Mandarin MartSt. John’s
MAR Investment Ltd. o/a Tim HortonsSt. John’s
Marble Resort Development Ltd.Corner Brook
Maritime JewellersLabrador City
Memorial UniversitySt. John’s
Mercer Investments o/a Mary Brown’sCBS
Mercury Services Ltd. o/a Pizza DelightClarenville
MHD Enterprises Incorporated o/a Wing’n It GanderGander
Mobile Tire Service NL Inc. o/a TireTecSt. John’s
Mohamed Ali’s RestaurantSt. John’s
Momavie DMML Inc. o/a The MoMavie CenterSt. John’s
Nails Time Inc.St. john’s
New Moon Inc.St. John’s
Newfound Resources Ltd.St. John’s
Newfoundland Multi Foods Ltd. o/a Multi Foods Ltd.Happy Valley Goose Bay
Newont Ltd. o/a Burger KingSt. John’s
NGA Outsourcing Canada Inc. o/a NGA Human ResourcesSt. John’s
Nor-Lab Ltd. o/a Bentleys RestaurantHappy Valley Goose Bay
Nor-Lab Ltd. o/a Maxwell’s LoungeHappy Valley Goose Bay
O’Brien’s Sales and Service Ltd.L’Anse Au Loup
Orkin Canada Corp.St. John’s
P and B Enterprises o/a Hotel AlexisPort Hope Simpson
PAL Aerospace Ltd.St. John’s
Peninsula Donuts Inc. o/a Tim HortonsMarystown
Pennecon Ltd.St. John’s
PF Collins Customs Broker Ltd.St. John’s
Philrobben Janitorial Ltd.Paradise
Pride Restaurant Enterprise Inc. o/a Greco PizzaSt. John’s
Principal Holdings Ltd.St. John’s
Proper Care Services Inc.Happy Valley Goose Bay
Provincial Advisory Council The Status of Woman, NLSt. John’s
Puldin Enterprises Inc. o/a Venice PizzeriaSt. John’s
R&R Coffee Ltd o/a Tim HortonsGander
Rashmi Holdings Inc.St. John’s
Red and Yellow Cabs Inc.St. John’s
ROM Group Ltd.St. John’s
RTS Janitorial Maintenance Inc.Paradise
S&J Investments Inc. o/a Mary Brown’sHolyrood
Seadrill CanadaSt. John’s
Shirley’s Haven Inc.Catalina
Small Holdings Ltd. o/a Smitty’s RestaurantMount Pearl
So & Associates Ltd. o/a The UPS StoreSt. John’s
Solace Power Inc.Mount Pearl
Square meals Inc. o/a Smitty’s Family RestaurantSt. John’s
Stavanger Drive Pizza Company o/a Boston PizzaSt. John’s
Sunrise Ventures Inc. o/a Tim Horton’sMount Pearl
Suraj Holdings (Canada) Inc. o/a BuckWeaversSt. John’s
Surya Holdings Inc. o/a Extreme PitaSt. John’s
Sushi Nami George Street Restaurant IncorporatedSt. John’s
Sushi Shokunin Inc.St. John’s
Sutherland Investments (2017) Inc. o/a Tim HortonsGrand Falls-Windsor
Tai Hong RestaurantClarenville
Terry’s Tents & Shoe Repair LimitedHappy Valley Goose Bay
TGY Estate Ltd. o/a The Golden Years EstateGrand Falls-Windsor
The New Vogue Furriers Ltd.St. John’s
Them Days IncorporatedHappy Valley Goose Bay
Thunder Rode Ent. Ltd. o/a Tim HortonsHappy Valley Goose Bay
Tilt House BakeryPortugal Cove, St. Philips
Torbay Fun Foods o/a Jungle Jim’s RestaurantSt. John’s
Trinity Hospitality ServicesSt. John’s/Gander
United Foods Inc. o/a McDonald’s Family RestaurantGrand Falls-Windsor
Urban Flooring Contractors Ltd.Mount Pearl
Viking Carpentry and Construction Ltd.Mount Pearl
W.J. Dober LimitedMarystown
Wabush Convenience Store LimitedWabush
WDI Coffee Incorporated o/a Tim HortonsParadise
West End Foods ltd. o/a Jungle Jim’s RestaurantSt. John’s
Wiseman’s Funeral Homes Ltd.Marystown
Work Global Canada Inc.St. John’s
Yellow Belly Brewery Ltd.
St. John’s
Ye’s Wok Restaurant (Newfoundland & Labrador Inc.)


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