The annual International Student Survey (ISS) revealed several competitive advantages for Canada in 2022

A newly released survey from the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) sheds light on the challenges and opportunities faced by International Students in Canada “from pre-arrival planning through study and post-graduate phases.” Overall, the study shows that Canada’s perceived safety is a major draw for International Students, that most students are satisfied with their experience of study in Canada, and that most would recommend the destination to other International Students.

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What are the top ten reasons students choose Canada?

  1. Canada’s reputation as a safe and stable country
  2. The reputation and quality of the education system
  3. Offers a society that (generally) is tolerant and not discriminatory
  4. Opportunities for permanent residence
  5. Opportunities to gain work experience related to program of study
  6. Opportunities to work while studying in Canada
  7. Opportunities to apply for a Post-Graduate Work Permit
  8. Gaining intercultural awareness and global competencies
  9. Knowing someone who lived/studied or is living/studying in Canada
  10. Affordability of studying in Canada in comparison to other countries

Click here to view the full Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) ISS Report.


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