ON attracts increasing numbers of international students

August 9, 2021
Canada Immigration News reports that, over the past 20 years, international students have increasingly been drawn to Ontario. ON has been a “magnet” for international students during this time, and has gone from attracting 37% of Canada’s international students in the early 2000s to 49% during 2015 to 2019. British Columbia reportedly lost ground in its share of international students, with its international student numbers falling from 31% in 2001-2004 to 23% in 2015-2019. The article says that in the two decades before the pandemic, the number of first-time study permit holders increased annually from 70,000 to 250,000. Canada Immigration News (ON)