There’s a growing demand for global competencies. . . Our young people need to spend more time abroad as well as interact with the world when it comes to us.
Student mobility the numbers
About 11% of Canadian undergraduates undertake an international mobility experience over the course of their degree, including exchanges, internships, co-op placements and volunteer opportunities.
70%see cost as barrier
Students surveyed say they would study abroad if it was more affordable and part of their study program.
16%increase in Mexican study permits
In 2017, 6,920 Mexicans had a study permit valid for 6 months or more. Between 2016-2017, there was an increase of 16% of Mexican study permit holders at all levels of education in Canada.
In 2016, international students, including their visiting families and friends, spent $15.5 billion on tuition, accommodation and discretionary spending – more than Canada’s exports of auto parts, lumber or aircraft.
In 2016, international students studying in Canada helped sustained 169,000 jobs across Canada and generated $2.8 billion in tax revenues for all levels of government.
23%lower unemployment rate for Eramus students
Five years after graduation, the unemployment rate of students of the EU Erasmus student exchange program is 23% lower. They have better employability skills after a stay abroad than 70% of all students.