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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has released the latest 2021 full-year study permit approval data. Let's take a look at the specifics.
Global: New Study Permits in 2021
Comparison of the number of new student visas in the past five years
Judging from the falling and rising number of new study permits in the past five years, it can be found that the number of new study permits in 2021 has reached a new high in the past five years, more than 40,000 more than the 400,975 in 2019, and more than last year in 2020. Nearly 20 newly approved study permits! An increase of nearly 75%! This not only confirms that Canada will continue to welcome international students to study in Canada in 2022, but also further shows that the quality of education in Canada remains attractive.
TOP 20 Origin Countries/Regions for Newly Added Study Permits
In 2021, students from 216 countries/regions will apply for a Canadian study permit. The following are the top 20 source countries with the largest number of Canadian study permit approvals in 2021. The total number of study permit approvals in these countries exceeds 370,000, accounting for more than 370,000 students worldwide. 82% of the total number of Canadian study permit approvals (about 450,000)
Among them, the largest source country is still India, with more than 170,000 approved study visas, followed by China, with more than 56,000 new study visas approved.
From the above data, it can be found that although the epidemic in Canada will continue in 2021, the enthusiasm of students to study in Canada will not decrease but increase! This has nothing to do with Canada's favorable immigration policies.
At present, major primary and secondary schools in Canada have opened applications for admission in September 2022. Students who plan to study in Canada should start preparing for their study permit applications as soon as possible to avoid a longer waiting time due to the peak season for study permit applications in a few months.