Wary students change mind

Overseas Property | 18 Oct 2021

Canada's successful vaccination program has led to it becoming a top study destination for international students, a new study by QS World revealed.

The survey indicated that international students who had planned to defer their studies in Canada are now changing their minds.

Kym Nguyen from QS World said: "Canada's successful vaccination rollout will hold the country in good stead to take the lead on a less restrictive international travel environment.

"But universities will still need to carefully consider how they manage their international recruitment strategies for the rest of the year."

In the three months that ended July this year, 71 percent of prospective international students interested in Canada had stated their intention to defer their studies.

However, the report observed that "the acceleration of the vaccine rollout has created a divergence in intentions, with 20 percent now wanting to start their studies earlier than they had previously planned."

The vast majority of prospective international students, 84 percent, said they prefer in-person education over online lessons.

The report also went on to say that the most popular provinces for international students are Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec.

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