International enrolments recovering at Canadian institutions

August 6, 2021
At several Canadian postsecondary institutions, preliminary figures indicate that international student numbers may be about to increase from their pandemic low. The University of Saskatchewan saw the numbers of applicants to undergraduate direct-entry programs increase around 40% in early July compared to the year before, with confirmed admission offers up two-thirds. York University has seen a “modest increase” in international student enrolment compared to the same time last year, while the Université du Québec à Montréal expects to welcome 4% more international students in regular programs. Saint Mary’s University’s VP, academic and research Malcolm Butler said that their dip in international enrollments may also be over. University Affairs (National)