It seems like Canada is drawing the interest of Indian students. While most of the Indian students have chosen Canada for higher education, Canada turns as one of the greatest destinations for international education.
There are one out of every 10 international students studying undergraduate programmes at universities in Canada. Saint Mary's University has one of the highest proportions of international students in the country. Nearly 30% of its students are from abroad.
The educational experience of Canadian universities is enriched by the presence of students from around the world. The international exposure provides students the global awareness that many employers demand as they face the increasingly global competitive trade and investment landscape.
India has always seen Canada from a natural resource perspective, but Canada is also a great academic destination for Indian students where they can learn and bring that knowledge back to India.
Canadian High Commissioner to India, Stewart Beck, said, "I think we are beginning to succeed in those efforts. Efforts are on to change how India perceives Canada and a lot of that are based on the type of economic relationship which the two countries can build".
"Collaboration and participation in international projects was central to Canada's long-term growth aims, Beck revealed. These collaborations are achieving cutting-edge results, pushing the boundaries of science, knowledge and creating new, innovative technologies," he added.
Canadian varsities create more opportunities to talented graduates. In addition to those who stay and contribute to Canada's economy domestically, many international students return to their home countries and act as ambassadors for Canada, helping to build important linkages in trade, investment, diplomacy and education.