Canada to admit more international students

February 23, 2009

On Friday, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced that Canada will "substantially increase" the number of international students it admits this year. He says that Canada is looking at Asian countries, particularly India, for prospective students, noting that Australian recruits 10 times more Indian students than Canada does. Kenney says universities are pressing for the increase, because foreign students are "a source of revenue," given that they pay the highest tuition fees. Toronto Star