International education contributes nearly $2 billion a year to BC economy

April 29, 2011

According to a new report, in 2010, BC welcomed an estimated 94,000 international students (attending K-12, PSE, and language institutions), creating 21,450 jobs and contributing $1.8 billion to the province's economy, ranking the international-education sector fifth in the generation of export income. Among BC's key trading partners -- China, India, and South Korea -- international education ranks as a top-3 contributor to the provincial economy. The top 10 source national for foreign students in 2010, in rank order, are Korea, China, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Mexico, Taiwan, the US, Germany, and Switzerland. BCCIE News Release | Read the report