International

the number of international students attending Ontario universities in 2014-151

the percent of total Ontario university enrolments made up by international students1

the growth in the number of international students over the last ten years1

the number countries represented in Ontario’s international student body2

the largest source of international students, followed by Saudi Arabia, Nigeria , South Korea and India.2

the estimated economic impact of international students to the Canadian economy in 20103

“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: "International Students: Fall Full-time Headcounts by Funding Eligibility, 2006-07 to 2015-16." Multi-Year Data on Enrolment. Council of Ontario Universities.
  2. Based on the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities' enrolment data for 2014-15
  3. Source: "Quick Facts on International Study." Universities Canada.