By continuing to use our site, you consent to the processing of cookies, user data (location information, type and version of the OS, the type and version of the browser, the type of device and the resolution of its screen, the source of where the user came from, from which site or for what advertisement, language OS and Browser, which pages are opened and to which buttons the user presses, ip-address) for the purpose of site functioning, retargeting and statistical surveys and reviews. 

Economic Impact of International Education in Canada – 2016 Update

Languages Canada is pleased to be able to share with you a study on international education in Canada, commissioned by Global Affairs Canada and released on October 19, 2016. The study, conducted by Roslyn Kunin and Associates (RKA), assesses the economic impact of international students studying in Canada. The sections titled “Languages Canada Short Term Students” were based on numbers provided by Languages Canada thanks to our annual survey of member programs.  
The key results indicate that in 2014, expenditures in Canada associated with international students amounted to $11.4 billion, which in turn contributed $9.3 billion to Canada’s GDP and provided significant economic benefits to every region of the country. It also helped sustain some 123,000 jobs across Canada and generated $2.1 billion in tax revenues for all levels of government.
To put this in perspective, $11.4 billion in educational service exports was equivalent to 11.9 percent of Canada’s total service exports. In 2014 this was greater than Canada’s wheat, lumber or financial services exports, and was roughly equal to Canada’s exports of auto parts.
The executive summary and the full report are available online in both English and French. It can be accessed and downloaded via the following link: Economic Impact of International Education in Canada – 2016 Update.