Canada becoming a more popular destination for international business students

June 13, 2017

Canada’s business schools are becoming an increasingly popular option for international students, reports Jennifer Lewington of the Globe and Mail. New data on potential business school applicants show that between 2009 and 2016, Canada moved into the top five international study destinations, and into second place overall as a destination for MBA students from Africa. Some credit Canada’s favourable reputation to the rise of anti-immigrant policies in the United States and Britain that impose study and postgraduation restrictions on foreign students. Canada, by contrast, offers three-year postgraduate work permits. “It seems to be government policies affecting student mobility toward Canada,” says Gregg Schoenfeld, director of research for the US-based Graduate Management Admission Council. “Schools may want to highlight government policies about work visas, work permits and the relative ease of getting a student visa.” Globe and Mail