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November 21, 2014

CBIE launches status report on nation’s performance in international education

Today, the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) released its annual global report on the state of international education in Canada – A World of Learning: Canada’s Performance and Potential in International Education – at its 48th Annual Conference.

The report provides a range of statistics and in-depth analysis. It features a wealth of data from a survey of international students based on over 3,000 responses from a cross-Canada sample of 25 of CBIE’s 150 member institutions.

“International education is critical to the future of Canada and Canadians,” said Karen McBride, President and CEO of CBIE. “We are pleased to provide policymakers, thought leaders and innovators in education, government and business with a valuable resource to advance our collective understanding and lend further impetus to our initiatives.”

Highlights include:

  • In 2013 there were 293,505 international students in Canada, an 84% increase over the last decade and an 11% increase over the previous year
  • 55% of international students intend to pursue additional studies in Canada following their current program
  • 50% of international students intend to apply for permanent resident status in Canada in the future
  • China remains top sending country with 32% of enrolments
  • Nigeria and Russia head the list of fasting growing sending countries
  • Results of a close look at the integration challenges of international students
  • Canada’s Global Engagement Challenge, a look at the imbalance between Canadians outbound and the mobility of their international counterparts

CBIE’s member institutions may receive a free digital copy here. To purchase the report visit the CBIE website.

The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) is Canada’s national organization dedicated to making Canada a global leader in international education. CBIE’s pan-Canadian membership comprises 150 colleges, institutes, universities, school boards and language schools which enroll over 1.2 million students from coast to coast.

Media contact:
Jennifer Humphries
Vice-President, Membership, Public Policy and Communications
t: 613-237-4820 ext. 246

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