In Canada, the total amount of study permits that were awarded and used have gone up twice the amount compared to the total in 2015. Many of the student immigrants who have chosen to study in the country are from a variety of countries. The countries with the most number of immigrant students are Japan, India, South Korea, Vietnam, Iran, the United States, Nigeria, Brazil, France, and China. For 2019, Canada has approved a total of 404,000 study permits.
This is a document that is issued by the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (also known as the IRCC) is proof that immigrant students can go to Canada and study there. The study permit would allow the immigrant students to study in the country at a specific educational institution. With Canada being one of the top countries in the world that provides an education that is recognized all around the globe, the number is not surprising. Many individuals are choosing to study in Canada for a variety of reasons including self-fulfillment, career development, and changing career pathways.
The numbers related to immigrant students in Canada
Though there has been an approved total of 404,000 study permits awarded to student applicants, the number of immigrant students in the country are more than that number. The study permits are for new foreign students only. There are others who are already in the country with their study permits. There is no official data yet on the immigrant student population in Canada for 2019 from the IRCC but the estimate from experts is saying that there should be over 600,000 immigrant students in the country for that year.
If there are indeed more than 600,000 immigrant students in Canada for 2019, then it means that the population for this group has definitely gone up three times as compared to the total population in 2009. In 2009, there has been an immigrant student population in Canada at around 200,000. If the estimates are correct, the country surely has gotten more student immigrants and Canada has become more popular among individuals looking to advance their education.
Top countries where immigrant students come from
India has been the leader in terms of the origin of immigrant students in Canada. For 2019, there was a total of almost 140,000 study permits that were given to nationals of India. That number is 35% of the total study permits awarded for that year. China came in second with 85,000 study permits issued to its residents. That takes up 21% of the total. In third place is South Korea with 17,000 total study permits. This makes up 4%.
The most growth in terms of immigrant students has come from India. A huge amount of growth has also come from Vietnam and Iran.
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