Nearly a third (30%) of all international undergraduates entering Canadian universities come via pathway programmes each year, according to first-of-its kind research by the Illuminate Consulting Group.
Students from Nigeria must wait an average of 216 days for a study permit to be processed for them to study in Canada, according to statistics published by CBIE. The data shows an overall rise in study permit processing times in 2015.
A strong message that international student intake is not the end goal, but part of the process of fostering internationalisation, was delivered this week at CBIE’s 49th annual conference held in Niagara Falls, Canada.
The Canadian Bureau for International Education presented its annual Excellence Awards at its 49th annual conference in Niagara Falls this week, showcasing innovation and outstanding leadership in the sector.
Strong 10% year-on-year growth in enrolments in Canada in 2014 has been documented by CBIE, with the link between international education and migration opportunity one reason for the rise in the global student population.
International education stakeholders are optimistic about what the election of Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party, which swung to power on a platform that included a promise to “remove barriers” to students applying for citizenship, might bring for the sector.