The year 2021 witnessed a gigantic surge in Canadian Study Visa approvals for eligible International Students. According to the statistics, 447,085 study permits were granted in 2021, a great hike from 400,920 approvals in 2019. Last year’s approval figures broke all the existing records available with the immigration department. The visa grants were given to both on-shore and off-shore students who applied for study visas; however, more than 300,000 international students were brought in from different countries. It is not surprising that the maximum number of study abroad to Canada student visas were issued to Indians in 2021.
The country is considered a safe and welcoming destination for all International students. It has an accessible world-class education system, strong public support, a favorable policy environment, and a flexible immigration policy framework. And now, International students are returning to pre-pandemic numbers with the opening of international borders, application processing, and government policies.
Below are the Canada Study Visa approvals corresponding to the source country:
|Countries||Number of Visas in the Year 2021||Number of Visas in the Year 2020||Number of Visas in the Year 2019||Number of Visas in the Year 2018||Number of Visas in the Year 2017|
Canada is strategizing to implement several study visa policies to attract international students by diversifying levels of study, location of research, and introducing a broad choice of high-quality institutions. The majority of the applicants and students come from India and China. Around 70% of the international students in Canadian universities have been from India and China in the past years. And, interestingly the influx trajectory is now more from India than China. It means Indian students gain maximum success with the approvals.
The country is pumping investments to attract more international student pools by implementing holistic approaches to building accountability and building inclusive environments on campus and in the broader community.