Syed Khan – 3 October 2021
Canada’s successful COVID-19 vaccination program is boosting the confidence of international students who are now planning to come to Canada to study as soon as possible. The country’s successful vaccination drive and less restrictive international travel rules are attracting more international students to study and work here.
In the QS World University Rankings 2022, 10 Canadian universities ranked in the top 25 percent in the world with almost 26 of the country’s universities ranking in the top 1000 of the best places to study.
The most popular Canadian provinces for international students are Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia, with these provinces being home to many top-ranked universities.
QS World, in its recently published international student survey, titled “Supporting Recovery and Driving Growth in Global Higher Education” has said that international students who had planned to defer their studies in Canada due to COVID-19 are now changing their minds.
Many of the international students who participated in the survey feel that the country is once again safe enough to attend university and college in person. 20 percent of the students surveyed said they want to start their studies earlier than previously planned as the vaccination rollout has been successful.
Many universities across the country have reopened and started a hybrid model of education where classes are being held both online and offline. 84 percent of students answered that they prefer in-person, classroom education over online classes, while 35 percent saying that they are interested in attending hybrid or ‘blended’ classes.
“The ability to upskill is an important consideration for many prospective students when thinking about their preferred course and how that can influence their future careers,” said the report. Opportunities for International students are plenty in Canada with the study permits and post-graduation work permits being accessible. The study says that almost 68 percent of prospective students interested in studying in Canada intend to stay temporarily upon graduating in order to work and live, and 29 percent plan to stay permanently.
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