IRCC issued 257,360 Study Permits in 2020

IRCC issued 257,360 Study Permits in 2020

IRCC issued 257,360 Study Permits in 2020

 

Despite the pandemic, in 2020, Canada issued 257,360 Study Permits for international students. 53% if the international students were males and 47% females. 196,000 study permits were issued to students to study at a Post Secondary program, while 45,260 study permits were received to study in the Secondary school programs. Most of the international students were in Ontario – 120,190 study permits; British Columbia was the second most popular education destination – 59,275 permits; another 42,090 students started to study in Quebec; 12,900 international students were allowed to begin their programs in Alberta. All other provinces and territories combined attracted 23,705 international students in 2020. Overall, the COVID-19 reduced the number of new Study Permits from 401,335 in 2019 to 257,360 in 2020. Nevertheless, in January 2021, IRCC already issued 27,960 new study permits, which gives hope for a quick recovery of the number of international students coming to Canada.

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