International students increasingly attracted to Canada for PSE

November 21, 2013

More international students are making Canada their first choice for PSE, and most students who have chosen to study in Canada are satisfied with their experience, according to a new report by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE). The report reveals that only 20% of students surveyed in 2013 said they had applied to study in another country, down from 45% in 2012. It also found that 91% of respondents were either satisfied or very satisfied with their Canadian educational experience. 96% said they would definitely or probably recommend Canada as a study destination. Also encouraging is that almost half (46%) of students indicated that they plan to apply for permanent residency, up from 21% of students surveyed in 2012. Canada welcomes 5% of all international students worldwide, making it the 7th most popular destination. CBIE also launched a new website for international and study-abroad students this week. CBIE News Release | Maclean’s | Report Highlights | Report Page