IRCC issued 211,785 Study Permits in 2020

IRCC issued 211,785 Study Permits in 2020

IRCC issued 211,785 Study Permits in 2020

 

In the three quarters of the year, Canada issued 211,785 Study Permits for international students. Most new study permit holders study in Ontario – 100,870 permits; British Columbia was the second most popular education destination – 48,985 permits; 33,605 foreign students were allowed to study in Quebec; 10,420 international students started their programs in Alberta; another 6,685 study permit holders came to study in Manitoba; Nova Scotia attracted 4,130 international students; 2,745 had chosen Saskatchewan; New Brunswick admitted 1,775 foreign students; Newfoundland and Labrador got 1,100 students; 950 international students went to Prince Edward Island; Yukon admitted 90 students, and Northwest Territories welcomed 20 new study permit holders. An additional 925 study permit holders did not specify their province of study. Due to the COVIF-19 outbreak and travel restrictions imposed to combat the pandemic, the number of 2020 study permit issuance is much less compared to 402,335 study permits issued in 2019.

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