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Economic Impact of International Education in Canada – 2016 Update

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Appendix 4 - Data Tables

Table 22 - Estimated Number of Long-Term International Students by Level of Study, by Province/Territory, 2014
Secondary and lessTradeCollegeUniversity - Bachelor's Deg.University - Master's Deg.University - DoctorateOther UniversityOther Post SecondaryQuebec programsResidents and interns (Medical)Other studiesAll Levels of Studies
Newfoundland and Labrador1210288807502172251200292,261
Prince Edward Island1601428523711910852011101,086
Nova Scotia86625815,3941,650212833182083109,560
New Brunswick291211892,22953511923936612624,053
Quebec2,5353871,37917,92610,5093,4425,3114,117407261,54547,604
Ontario19,2761,06337,27927,21414,6603,2469,46822,132321236,825141,366
Manitoba704758672,7667482921,0751,129241277,794
Saskatchewan758173011,5101,20438447417316764,904
Alberta2,9401921,5692,9152,7661,3352,5591,56921075916,623
British Columbia18,9011,09911,39228,5419,9492,1508,27910,14521434,82095,387
Yukon50900001300229
Northwest Territories80260000000135
Nunavut102000000014
Canada46,5662,89253,15089,89842,84111,41728,57039,88946622314,667330,706
Table 23 - Number of Short-Term International Students and Student Weeks, by Province/Territory, 2014
Number of StudentsNumber of Student Weeks
Newfoundland and Labrador00
Prince Edward Island2701,417
Nova Scotia2,33229,294
New Brunswick1011,157
Quebec7,76568,510
Ontario46,223462,314
Manitoba5917,227
Saskatchewan1,50420,398
Alberta6,60483,102
British Columbia42,059407,483
Yukon00
Northwest Territories00
Nunavut00
Canada107,4511,080,903

Source: Languages Canada with adjustments by RKA

Table 24 - Number of Long-Term International Students in Canada, by Top Ten Source Countries, 2014
Number of StudentsPercentage of Total
China, People’s Republic of110,91833%
India38,89112%
Korea, Republic of19,3586%
France19,0356%
Saudi Arabia13,6774%
United States of America12,4504%
Brazil8,9203%
Nigeria8,6203%
Japan6,9002%
Mexico5,1382%
Total of Top Ten Countries243,90772%
Canada336,497100%

Source: IRCC

Table 25 - Number of Short-Term International Students in Canada, by Top Ten Source Countries, 2014
Number of StudentsPercentage of Total
Brazil20,12819%
Japan20,08119%
China17,67516%
Korea15,56814%
Saudi Arabia10,49610%
Mexico7,6237%
Taiwan2,3762%
Venezuela2,1542%
Switzerland1,9312%
Spain1,5761%
Total of Top Ten Countries99,60893%
Canada107,451100%

Source: Languages Canada

Table 26 - Comparison of Weighted Average Undergraduate Tuition Fees for Canadian and International Full-Time Students, 2014/15
Canadian StudentsInternational Students
Newfoundland and Labrador$2,660$8,942
Prince Edward Island$5,849$21,628
Nova Scotia$6,483$14,136
New Brunswick$6,298$13,212
Quebec$2,740$18,348
Ontario$7,562$25,392
Manitoba$3,857$12,995
Saskatchewan$6,693$17,371
Alberta$5,738$19,826
British Columbia$5,201$18,950
Yukon
Northwest Territories
Nunavut
Canada$5,998$20,593

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 477-0077

Table 27 - Comparison of Weighted Average Graduate Tuition Fees for Canadian and International Full-Time Students, 2014/15
Canadian StudentsInternational Students
Newfoundland and Labrador$2,474$2,822
Prince Edward Island$4,845$11,041
Nova Scotia$8,182$16,482
New Brunswick$5,759$10,368
Quebec$2,820$14,051
Ontario$8,759$18,816
Manitoba$4,468$8,877
Saskatchewan$3,758$5,212
Alberta$5,715$9,748
British Columbia$7,648$11,869
Yukon
Northwest Territories
Nunavut
Canada$6,295$13,909

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 477-0077

Table 28 - Estimated Long-Term International Student Expenditure by Type of Expenditure, in K-12 System, by Province/Territory, 2014
Tuition and feesAccommodation and foodTransportationDiscretionary
Newfoundland and Labrador$1,691,580$1,014,646$0$60,500
Prince Edward Island$2,236,800$1,341,680$0$80,000
Nova Scotia$12,106,680$7,261,843$0$433,000
New Brunswick$4,068,180$2,440,181$0$145,500
Quebec$35,439,300$21,257,243$0$1,267,500
Ontario$269,478,480$161,638,898$0$9,638,000
Manitoba$9,841,920$5,903,392$0$352,000
Saskatchewan$10,596,840$6,356,209$0$379,000
Alberta$41,101,200$24,653,370$0$1,470,000
British Columbia$264,235,980$158,494,336$0$9,450,500
Yukon$60,000$37,500$0$2,500
Northwest Territories$96,000$60,000$0$4,000
Nunavut$12,000$7,500$0$500
Canada$650,964,960$390,466,796$0$23,283,000

Source: various data sources detailed in Appendix 1 with adjustments by RKA

Table 29 - Estimated Long-Term International Student Expenditure by Type of Expenditure, in Trades/College/Quebec Programs, by Province/Territory, 2014
Tuition and fees and books/materialAccommodation and foodTransportationDiscretionary
Newfoundland and Labrador$212,946$304,561$13,562$66,585
Prince Edward Island$728,134$592,724$21,751$102,785
Nova Scotia$1,186,704$1,463,145$48,636$242,660
New Brunswick$2,327,916$3,002,038$53,525$512,027
Quebec$31,653,164$23,419,240$1,016,884$5,142,155
Ontario$704,502,799$519,360,872$34,344,539$85,114,762
Manitoba$9,978,729$11,427,238$773,713$2,202,308
Saskatchewan$4,132,362$3,920,147$147,195$718,496
Alberta$28,038,421$21,036,082$1,775,079$4,196,917
British Columbia$177,816,276$150,353,800$9,909,016$28,242,276
Yukon$43,507$79,200$5,421$11,000
Northwest Territories$123,381$234,000$16,016$32,500
Nunavut$8,601$18,000$1,232$2,500
Canada$960,752,940$735,211,046$48,126,569$126,586,971

Source: various data sources detailed in Appendix 1 with adjustments by RKA

Table 30 - Estimated Long-Term International Student Expenditure by Type of Expenditure, in University/Other University/Medical Residency & Internship Programs, by Province/Territory, 2014
Tuition and fees and books/materialAccommodation and foodTransportationDiscretionary
Newfoundland and Labrador$14,485,839$22,769,791$1,017,127$4,952,493
Prince Edward Island$15,174,578$10,073,587$370,273$1,745,831
Nova Scotia$124,621,720$114,364,341$3,716,243$19,096,657
New Brunswick$39,711,063$42,150,133$793,311$7,055,759
Quebec$654,521,828$415,734,007$17,416,251$88,902,290
Ontario$1,286,055,865$779,458,933$48,966,952$129,649,490
Manitoba$63,888,056$59,808,286$4,001,393$11,630,810
Saskatchewan$45,425,247$45,809,109$1,652,880$8,603,877
Alberta$164,072,117$115,570,387$9,652,116$23,269,657
British Columbia$759,867,763$564,349,103$38,777,646$102,458,191
Yukon$0$0$0$0
Northwest Territories$0$0$0$0
Nunavut$0$0$0$0
Canada$3,167,824,076$2,170,087,677$126,364,193$397,365,055

Source: various data sources detailed in Appendix 1 with adjustments by RKA

Table 31 - Estimated Long-Term International Student Expenditure by Type of Expenditure, in Other Post-Secondary Programs, by Province/Territory, 2014
Tuition and fees and books/materialAccommodation and foodTransportationDiscretionary
Newfoundland and Labrador$91,088$129,934$5,812$28,197
Prince Edward Island$889,693$718,966$26,584$124,335
Nova Scotia$2,097,365$2,547,991$83,377$424,585
New Brunswick$3,770,754$4,913,771$92,964$821,086
Quebec$61,124,152$45,983,275$1,926,737$9,830,511
Ontario$417,790,802$303,707,832$19,807,724$49,970,792
Manitoba$12,111,385$13,699,666$924,315$2,646,256
Saskatchewan$2,316,730$2,156,958$79,802$398,783
Alberta$25,364,659$18,788,725$1,580,224$3,758,730
British Columbia$128,544,779$113,884,575$8,034,793$20,212,397
Yukon$62,289$118,800$8,131$16,500
Northwest Territories$0$0$0$0
Nunavut$0$0$0$0
Canada$654,163,696$506,650,491$32,570,464$88,232,172

Source: various data sources detailed in Appendix 1 with adjustments by RKA

Table 32 - Estimated Long-Term International Student Expenditure by Type of Expenditure, in Other Studies, by Province/Territory, 2014 [37]
Tuition and fees and books/materialAccommodation and foodTransportationDiscretionary
Newfoundland and Labrador$324,293$14,239$36,250
Prince Edward Island$1,573,110$56,430$137,500
Nova Scotia$4,581,413$142,290$387,500
New Brunswick$903,263$15,748$77,500
Quebec$17,586,928$723,060$1,931,250
Ontario$101,401,041$6,108,375$8,531,250
Manitoba$1,598,152$104,013$158,750
Saskatchewan$996,930$35,112$95,000
Alberta$9,294,002$764,313$948,750
British Columbia$61,444,155$3,817,440$6,025,000
Yukon$18,000$1,232$2,500
Northwest Territories$9,000$616$1,250
Nunavut$9,000$616$1,250
Canada$199,739,287$11,783,484$18,333,750

Source: various data sources detailed in Appendix 1 with adjustments by RKA

Table 33 - Estimated Long-Term International Student Expenditure by Type of Expenditure, All Levels of Study, by Province/Territory, 2014
Tuition and fees and books/materialAccommodation and foodTransportationDiscretionaryTotal Annual Exp
Newfoundland and Labrador$16,481,453$24,543,224$1,050,740$5,144,026$47,219,442
Prince Edward Island$19,029,205$14,300,067$475,038$2,190,452$35,994,761
Nova Scotia$140,012,469$130,218,731$3,990,546$20,584,401$294,806,148
New Brunswick$49,877,914$53,409,384$955,548$8,611,872$112,854,718
Quebec$782,738,445$523,980,692$21,082,932$107,073,706$1,434,875,775
Ontario$2,677,827,946$1,865,567,577$109,227,590$282,904,294$4,935,527,406
Manitoba$95,820,091$92,436,734$5,803,434$16,990,125$211,050,384
Saskatchewan$62,471,179$59,239,352$1,914,990$10,195,156$133,820,677
Alberta$258,576,397$189,342,566$13,771,732$33,644,054$495,334,749
British Columbia$1,330,464,799$1,048,525,969$60,538,896$166,388,363$2,605,918,027
Yukon$165,796$253,500$14,784$32,500$466,580
Northwest Territories$219,381$303,000$16,632$37,750$576,763
Nunavut$20,601$34,500$1,848$4,250$61,199
Canada$5,433,705,673$4,002,155,297$218,844,710$653,800,948$10,308,506,627

Source: various data sources detailed in Appendix 1 with adjustments by RKA

Table 34 - Estimated Additional Tourism Activities of Visiting Families and Friends associated with Long-Term International Students, by Province/Territory, 2014
Total spending
Newfoundland and Labrador$1,017,992
Prince Edward Island$445,143
Nova Scotia$4,218,829
New Brunswick$1,820,254
Quebec$20,997,910
Ontario$61,340,861
Manitoba$3,495,015
Saskatchewan$2,201,545
Alberta$7,232,213
British Columbia$41,284,776
Yukon$12,314
Northwest Territories$15,507
Nunavut$1,368
Canada$144,083,727

Source: RKA based on ACPET study

Table 35 - Estimated Short-Term International Student Expenditure by Type of Expenditure, by Province/Territory, 2014
Tuition and fees and books/materialHomestayTransportationUtilitiesDiscretionaryTotal Annual Expenditure
Newfoundland and Labrador$0$0$0$0$0$0
Prince Edward Island$354,250$265,688$56,680$70,850$283,400$1,030,868
Nova Scotia$10,302,838$6,244,100$1,171,776$1,464,720$5,858,879$25,042,312
New Brunswick$470,282$231,842$46,293$57,867$231,466$1,037,750
Quebec$22,645,313$16,771,261$2,740,402$3,425,503$13,702,011$59,284,490
Ontario$159,165,432$109,596,135$18,492,556$23,115,695$92,462,781$402,832,600
Manitoba$2,536,388$1,498,650$289,064$361,329$1,445,318$6,130,749
Saskatchewan$5,303,367$3,477,785$815,903$1,019,878$4,079,513$14,696,447
Alberta$23,455,661$16,412,730$3,324,097$4,155,121$16,620,486$63,968,095
British Columbia$120,582,445$86,973,226$16,299,330$20,374,163$81,496,651$325,725,816
Yukon$0$0$0$0$0$0
Northwest Territories$0$0$0$0$0$0
Nunavut$0$0$0$0$0$0
Canada$344,815,976$241,471,417$43,236,101$54,045,126$216,180,505$899,749,125

Source: Languages Canada with adjustments by RKA

Table 36 - Estimated Additional Tourism Activities of Visiting Families and Friends associated with Short-Term International Students, by Province/Territory, 2014
Total spending
Newfoundland and Labrador$0
Prince Edward Island$49,258
Nova Scotia$425,523
New Brunswick$18,502
Quebec$1,416,705
Ontario$8,432,741
Manitoba$107,860
Saskatchewan$274,384
Alberta$1,204,878
British Columbia$7,673,051
Yukon$0
Northwest Territories$0
Nunavut$0
Canada$19,602,902

Source: RKA based on ACPET study


[37] For those permit holders in “Other Studies”, the IRCC states that “...data could not be defined based on the available data. Other Studies, amongst other levels, could include the spouses and children of international students should they also hold a study permit themselves”.

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2016-10-05