The Federal Immigration Department of Canada IRCC has recently released a set of latest statistics, showing that from 2015 to April 2020, the source countries with the largest number of new Canadian students are added every year. Let us first look at several sets of chart data:
Chart 1: Canada’s top 3 countries of origin with the largest number of new international students each year (2015 to April 2020)
As can be seen from the above figure, China, India, and South Korea have been the top three source countries for Canadian international students in recent years. The largest source country for China in 2015 and 2016 was China, and India has consistently ranked first.
Exhibit 2: Statistics of newly-added foreign students from China in the past five years
As can be seen from the chart above, from 2015 to 2019, the number of new students from China to Canada has been at a steady high level, and there has been no sharp decline.
Figure 3: Statistics of newly-added foreign students from countries around the world in the past five years
As a whole, in the past five years or more, the total number of new international students in Canada from all over the world has been increasing year by year.
Figure 4: Comparison of the number of new international students from January to April in 2015-2020
Looking at the total number of new international students in the same period from January to April in each year, we can also find that from 2015 to 2019, the total number of international students in Canada has basically increased steadily (see the chart below). However, due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic in the first four months of this year, the number of new Canadian students has decreased to 66,990, only 70% of the same period in 2019.
Chart 5: China: Comparison of the number of new international students from January to April in 2015-2020
From the above data, it can be seen that the number of new Canadian students from China in the past five years from 2015 to 2019 has remained high in the first four months, but this year has been seriously affected by the epidemic. Only four months in the first four months of 2020 The 1,065 new foreign students from China were only 57% of the same period in 2019, a sudden drop of 43%.
Although the number of new student visas has decreased in the first four months of 2020, it does not mean that applicants have no opportunity to study courses at Canadian institutions. In order to cope with the current epidemic situation and not delay the study of international students, most Canadian colleges have also made corresponding adjustments and opened online courses. There are some double-entry programs that do not require a new student visa or even entry in the early stage. Canada can also start formal courses in the country of origin.
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