One in every six students in Atlantic Canada is an international students, but the rates vary a lot by university and by province. New Brunswick is losing foreign students, but Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador are gaining international students.
Thirteen years ago, Weiqing Li married a woman he didn’t know just so he could stay in Canada and reduce his university tuition. It almost cost him his future in Canada. Li explains why others should not make the same mistake.
The number of international students enrolled at Atlantic Canada’s 16 universities has doubled since 2007, according to a recent report of the Association of Atlantic Universities. That almost — but not quite — makes up for declines in domestic students.
International students from more than 185 countries studied in Canada in 2016. Students from India and China led a trend that set records for international enrolment. See the full list.