International

Quick facts on international students educated at Ontario's universities

the number of international students attending Ontario universities in 2015-161

the percent of total Ontario university enrolments made up by international students2

the growth in the number of international students over the last ten years2

the number countries represented in Ontario’s international student body3

the largest source of international students, followed by Saudi Arabia, Nigeria , South Korea and India.3

the estimated economic impact of international students to the Canadian economy in 20104

“International education is a key driver of Canada’s future prosperity, particularly in the areas of innovation, trade, human capital development and the labour market.”
– From the Advisory Panel on Canada’s International Education Strategy


  1. Source: Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, USER enrolment file. The number includes full-time and part-time international students.
  2. Source: "International Students: Fall Full-time Headcounts by Funding Eligibility, 2006-07 to 2015-16." Multi-Year Data on Enrolment. Council of Ontario Universities.
  3. Based on the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities' enrolment data for 2014-15
  4. Source: "Quick Facts on International Study." Universities Canada.