Monthly Archives: November 2014

Wheres everyone coming from?!

The top five source countries of international students for Canada in 2012 were China (22%), India (12%), South Korea (8%), France (5%) and the United States (5%). Top countries for BC in 2012 were China (28%), South Korea (13%), Japan (8%), India (7%), and Mexico (5%).

Canada’s International Student History In Numbers

Shown in the table below we can see how far international studies in Canada has come. Notable mentions would go to University Studies which generally represent half of all International Students. The overall amount of students making Canada their new home has almost doubled in the last 10 years. Finally Other post secondary education as much as tippling in the last decade.

International students stats

Source: Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Moving Forward

The Canada International Student Strategy is aiming to double its current international student population by 2022

Did you know?

In 1962, Pincher Creek, Alberta experienced the fastest, biggest temperature change ever recorded in Canada as a result of a Chinook (a warm, dry wind that comes off the Rocky Mountains). The temperature rose from -19C to 22C in just one hour!

Did you know?

Canada is home to the longest street in the world. Yonge Street in Ontario starts at Lake Ontario, and runs north through Ontario to the Minnesota border, a distance of almost 2000 kilometres

Did you know?

Canada’s official languages may be French and English, but our geese have their own language: scientists believe that Canada geese have as many as 13 different calls for everything from greetings and warnings to happiness. #Canada #factoftheday

Provinces, Regions and Cities

The capital city of Canada is Ottawa, located on the Ottawa River bordering Ontario and Quebec. Ottawa is Canada’s fourth largest city. Canada has ten provinces and three territories, each have their own capital city. These provinces and territories are commonly grouped in regions. Canada’s three largest cities are Toronto (Ontario), Montreal (Quebec), and Vancouver (British Columbia). The total population of these cities is over 10 million people. This accounts for one third of Canada’s population.

Study in Canada

Canada’s higher education system is ranked 4th in the world. High quality education and standards of living combined with a cost of living and tuition fees that are generally lower than other countries, makes Canada an ideal destination for international students.