There is a fast increase in the number of Indian students seeking admission to Canadian institutions. The University of Toronto alone has reported a 57 per cent jump in applications for admission from students from India according to a BBC report. Overall, Canada's premier university has reported a 20 per cent jump in foreign students seeking admission.
Why are students preferring Canada for study?
According to the report, it is because of the country's liberal, migrant-friendly image serving as an important attraction that international students are now looking at Canadian universities. Ted Sargent, Vice President (International) of the University of Toronto, said in addition to offering top-tier universities, Canada is sending a "message about being open to the world" in the light to the contemporary political climate in the US and UK.
"Events in the US and the UK have reverberated around the world. It makes people go back and think again."
International students in Canada statistics
At present, there are more than 350,000 international students who study in Canada. This is almost one per cent of Canada's population. Over 8 per cent of all international students who seek studies abroad come to Canada. They generate billions of dollars into Canada's economy.
Why study in Canada?
Canada is known for its excellence in innovation and beauty, along with top-notch educational institutions making it one of the leading study abroad destinations in the world. Canadian degrees are internationally equivalent to degrees from the United States or Commonwealth countries.
Canada holds high international reputation for educational standards and boasts of a wide range of quality educational institutions for both degrees and diplomas in technical and professional disciplines.
Canada is host for over innumerous international students who attend Canadian colleges and universities. Along with an impeccable educational system, the cost of living in Canada is lower than countries like Australia, England or the United States. More importantly, Canada also offers post study work options to eligible applicants.