International students pump $565 million into Atlantic Canada's economy

September 21, 2010

According to a new report from the Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training, foreign post-secondary students contributed $565 million to Atlantic Canada's economy in 2009-10. Broken down by province, the estimates are $286.6 million for Nova Scotia, $170.7 million for New Brunswick, $70.1 million for Newfoundland and Labrador, and $37.5 million for Prince Edward Island. The report also includes a summary of unprompted survey comments from international students. The comments touch on high tuition fees, the need for better funding, lack of employment opportunities and services, education and living experience, and discrimination based on race/ethnicity. Adventures in Canadian Post-Secondary Education (Dale Kirby's blog) | Read the report