SchoolFinder Group Community Profile:

International Graduate Students Interested in Studying in Canada — January 2024

This community profile looks at over 16,000 international students who created an account in the SFG community from January 1, 2021 to January 23, 2024, and who indicated an interest in pursuing graduate studies in Canada.

Postscript: As of February 5, 2024, it now looks like post-diploma programs are not exempt from the study permit caps.

Level of Study:

  • Master 83.6% 83.6%
  • Doctorate 12.7% 12.7%
  • Post-Diploma 3.7% 3.7%

Top 30 Fields of Study:

Programs
Business Administration and Management, General
Computer Science
Accounting and Business/Management
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Accounting and Finance
Civil Engineering, General
Mechanical Engineering
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Medicine (MD)
Project Management
Computer and Information Systems Security
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
Computer Software Engineering
Information Technology
Accounting
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Clinical Psychology
Counselling Psychology
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Finance, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Social Work
Chemical Engineering
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Relations and Affairs
Computer Engineering, General
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Intended Year of Study Start

  • 2023 29.6% 29.6%
  • 2024 18.5% 18.5%
  • 2025 3.9% 3.9%
  • 2026 1.5% 1.5%

Citizenship

  • Nigeria 15.4% 15.4%
  • India 12.0% 12.0%
  • Ghana 6.1% 6.1%
  • United States 4.7% 4.7%
  • Pakistan 4.3% 4.3%
  • Iran 3.8% 3.8%
  • Egypt 3.2% 3.2%
  • Kenya 2.0% 2.0%
  • Philippines 1.9% 1.9%
  • Ethiopia 1.8% 1.8%

Country of Residence

  • Canada 26.9% 26.9%
  • Nigeria 12.4% 12.4%
  • India 7.1% 7.1%
  • Ghana 5.5% 5.5%
  • United States 3.2% 3.2%
  • Pakistan 3.0% 3.0%

Interested Province of Study

  • Ontario 73.4% 73.4%
  • British Columbia 63.2% 63.2%
  • Alberta 60.0% 60.0%
  • Quebec 55.9% 55.9%
  • Manitoba 54.8% 54.8%
  • Saskatchewan 55.5% 55.5%
  • Nova Scotia, PEI, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland 53.2% 53.2%
  • Nunavut, Yukon, and Northwest Territories 50.8% 50.8%

Academics

  • 90%+ Average 21.7% 21.7%
  • 75-89% Average 39.3% 39.3%
  • 60-74% Average 15.9% 15.9%
  • Unreported 16.2% 16.2%

Gender

  • Female 48.0% 48.0%
  • Male 50.6% 50.6%
  • Prefer not to say 0.8% 0.8%
  • Other 0.5% 0.5%

Next Steps

For more information on how you can reach our community of grad-bound international students, or if you would like the entire data set, contact us at:

The SchoolFinder Group Team
info@schoolfindergroup.com

Or alternatively, check out some of our other community profiles:

» Indigenous Students

» Mature Students

» Students Interested in Grad Studies

» Students Interested in Studying in the US

» Students Interested in Studying in the UK

» Canadian Students Interested in Undergraduate Studies

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