Rapid increase seen in number of Indian students opting to study in Canada

A report has surfaced according to which there is a rapid increase in the number of Indian students seeking admission to Canadian institutions. The University of Toronto alone has reported a 57 per cent jump in applications for admission from students from India.

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A report has surfaced according to which there is a rapid increase in the number of Indian students seeking admission to Canadian institutions. The University of Toronto alone has reported a 57 per cent jump in applications for admission from students from India, the BBC report  said.

Overall, Canada’s premier university has reported a 20 per cent jump in foreign students seeking admission.

Reason why students are opting for Canada

According to the report, it is because of the country’s liberal, migrant-friendly image serving as an important attraction that international students are now looking at Canadian universities. Ted Sargent, Vice President  (international) of the University of Toronto, said in addition to offering top-tier universities, Canada is sending a “message about being open to the world” in the light to the contemporary political climate  in the US and UK.

“Events in the US and the UK have reverberated around the world. It makes people go back and think again.”

At present, there are more than 35,00,00 international students in Canada — which is almost one per cent of Canada’s population. Over 8 per cent of all international students who seek studies abroad come to Canada. They pump billions of dollars into Canada’s economy.

[Source”cnbc”]