Colleges and Institutes Canada

Researching emerging international markets

With financial support from Global Affairs Canada through the Global Opportunities for Associations (GOA) Program, we undertook a substantial research project on emerging markets for international student recruitment to Canadian colleges and institutes. Published in March, this work provides members with valuable insights and strategies to capitalize on emerging trends and opportunities in support of international student diversification efforts. It shows strong and growing global demand for Canadian technical and professional education.

Highlights from the report:

  • The number of international students studying in Canada has grown by 73% between 2014 and 2018 alone
  • In 2017, colleges and institutes hosted 44% of study permit holders at the post-secondary level.
  • CICan members are actively recruiting in close to 50 countries around the world.