International Students in Canada

Total international student enrollment:
193,647

Top 3 sending places

  • China
  • South Korea
  • India



Source: Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE/BCEI), Citizenship Immigration Canada Facts and Figures

Total tertiary international student enrollment:
174,760

Total international student enrollment (includes elementary, secondary and other students):
218,161

Top 10 sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment

Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 China 56,906 26.1%
2 South Korea 24,622 11.3%
3 India 17,525 8.0%
4 Saudi Arabia 12,945 5.9%
5 United States 11,326 5.2%
6 France 10,045 4.6%
7 Japan 5,843 2.7%
8 Mexico 4,353 2.0%
9 Hong Kong 3,999 1.8%
10 Taiwan 3,349 1.5%
  All others 67,248 30.8%



Definition: International students are defined as individuals who have entered Canada during the year 2010 and hold a valid document as of December 1.

Note: All 2010 Canadian data represents students who were present in Canada on December 1, 2010. It does not represent a full year.

Source: Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE/BCEI), Citizenship Immigration Canada Facts and Figures

Total tertiary international student enrollment:
161,679

Total international student enrollment (includes elementary, secondary and other students):
195,973

Top 10 sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment

Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 China 49,907 25.5%
2 South Korea 25,878 13.2%
3 United States 11,518 5.9%
4 India 9,564 4.9%
5 France 9,289 4.7%
6 Saudi Arabia 8,738 4.5%
7 Japan 6,111 3.1%
8 Hong Kong 4,090 2.1%
9 Mexico 4,061 2.1%
10 Taiwan 3,690 1.9%
  All others 63,127 32.2%



Definition: International students are defined as individuals who have entered Canada during the year 2009 and hold a valid document as of December 1.

Note: All 2009 Canadian data represents students who were present in Canada on December 1, 2009. It does not represent a full year.

Source: Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE/BCEI), Citizenship Immigration Canada Facts and Figures

Total international student enrollment (includes elementary, secondary and other students):
177,772

Top 10 sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment

Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 China 42,124 23.7%
2 South Korea 27,421 15.4%
3 United States 11,602 6.5%
4 France 8,537 4.8%
5 India 7,306 4.1%
6 Japan 6,630 3.7%
7 Saudi Arabia 4,656 2.6%
8 Hong Kong 4,112 2.3%
9 Taiwan 4,101 2.3%
10 Mexico 3,841 2.2%
  All others 57,442 32.3%



Definition: International students are defined as individuals who have entered Canada during the year 2008 and hold a valid document as of December 1.

Note: All 2008 Canadian data represents students who were present in Canada on December 1, 2008. It does not represent a full year.

Source: Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE/BCEI), Citizenship Immigration Canada Facts and Figures

Total international student enrollment (includes elementary, secondary and other students):
175,746

Top 10 sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment

Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 China 41,044 23.4%
2 South Korea 30,073 17.1%
3 United States 12,180 6.9%
4 France 8,339 4.7%
5 Japan 7,794 4.4%
6 India 6,929 3.9%
7 Taiwan 4,713 2.7%
8 Hong Kong 4,481 2.5%
9 Mexico 3,824 2.2%
10 Saudi Arabia 2,280 1.3%
  All others 54,089 30.8%



Definition: International students are defined as individuals who have entered Canada during the year 2007 and hold a valid document as of December 1.

Note: All 2007 Canadian data represents students who were present in Canada on December 1, 2007. It does not represent a full year.

Source: Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE/BCEI), Citizenship Immigration Canada Facts and Figures

Total international student enrollment (includes elementary, secondary and other students):
169,870

Top 10 sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment

Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 China 39,775 23.4%
2 South Korea 29,014 17.1%
3 United States 12,454 7.3%
4 Japan 8,516 5.0%
5 France 7,767 4.6%
6 India 6,689 3.9%
7 Taiwan 4,879 2.9%
8 Hong Kong 4,761 2.8%
9 Mexico 3,791 2.2%
10 Saudi Arabia 1,593 0.9%
  All others 50,631 29.8%



Definition: International students are defined as individuals who have entered Canada during the year 2006 and hold a valid document as of December 1.

Note: All 2006 Canadian data represents students who were present in Canada on December 1, 2006. It does not represent a full year.

Source: Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE/BCEI), Citizenship Immigration Canada Facts and Figures

Total international student enrollment (includes elementary, secondary and other students):
166,872

Top 10 sending places of origin and percentage of total international student enrollment

Place of Origin Number of Students Percent of Total
1 China 39,502 23.7%
2 South Korea 27,224 16.3%
3 United States 12,716 7.6%
4 Japan 9,369 5.6%
5 France 6,729 4.0%
6 India 6,285 3.8%
7 Hong Kong 5,165 3.1%
8 Taiwan 4,933 3.0%
9 Mexico 3,593 2.2%
10 Saudi Arabia 1,464 0.9%
  All others 49,892 29.9%



Definition: International students are defined as individuals who have entered Canada during the year 2005 and hold a valid document as of December 1.

Note: All 2005 Canadian data represents students who were present in Canada on December 1, 2005. It does not represent a full year.

Source: Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE/BCEI), Citizenship Immigration Canada Facts and Figures

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