Canada will boost presence overseas to attract more international students

Canada is making plans to attract more international students in an overseas promotion effort expected to boost economic benefits that already amount to billions per year. The number of foreign students in Canada has grown rapidly in recent years, with many of them coming from India and China. The economic effects of foreign students nearly doubled between 2010 and 2016, when they reached a total of $15.5 billion in Canada for everything from tuition fees to rent and groceries, according to a federal analysis. Universities Canada President Paul Davidson said officials from post-secondary institutions and the federal government are now planning to promote Canada to potential international students in other regions with expanding economies and young populations.