Canada welcoming more temporary foreign students

March 5, 2012

According to preliminary data from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, in 2011 the total entries of temporary foreign students in Canada reached 98,378, up from 95,236 in 2010 and 73,777 in 2007. This figure refers to the number of individuals entering Canada as initial entries or re-entries, not the number of documents issued. The number of temporary foreign students present on December 1 last year totalled 239,131, compared to 218,112 in 2010 and 175,690 in 2007. The 3 provinces with the highest proportion of these students are Ontario (96,808), BC (66,556), and Quebec (33,697). CIC News Release | Preliminary Tables -- Permanent and Temporary Residents, 2011