CBIE Says Canada Must Send More Students to Study Abroad

Source: CBIE News Release via Academica | November 24, 2014

The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) has released its annual report on the state of international education in Canada. According to the report, the number of international students coming to Canada is increasing; however, only 3% of Canadian students are studying internationally. CBIE says that this number needs to improve to 15%. “If we don’t increase the number of students studying abroad, we won’t be involved in the trade deals that Canada is putting into place now, or in meeting global challenges,” said CBIE President Karen McBride. The report also found that 50% of international students intend to apply for permanent residence in Canada, that 55% of international students intend to pursue additional studies in Canada after completing their current program, and that 2013 figures show an 84% increase in international students in Canada over the last decade and an 11% increase over the previous year.