SchoolFinder Group Community Profile:

International Students Interested in Studying in Canada

This community profile looks at over 46,000 international students who created an account in the SFG community from January 1, 2020 to October 31, 2021.

Level of Study:

The community is pretty evenly split between undergraduate and postgraduate bound.

  • Undergraduate 53% 53%
  • Postgraduate 47% 47%

Top 30 Fields of Study:

There are over 1,300 fields of study covered, but 36% of the students fall into the top 30 fields of study.

Computer Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Accounting and Business/Management
Medicine (MD)
Mechanical Engineering
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Accounting and Finance
Biochemistry
Biomedical Sciences, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Software Engineering
Accounting
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Computer Engineering, General
Psychology, General
Business/Commerce, General
Clinical Psychology
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician
Economics, General
Chemical Engineering
Architectural Engineering
International Relations and Affairs
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Political Science and Government, General

Intended Year of Study Start

Some students start their search for the right school a few years in advance, but most will be looking to start in the current year.

  • 2021 47% 47%
  • 2022 22% 22%
  • 2023 6% 6%

Citizenship

More than 191 countries are represented, with the US, India, and Nigeria topping the list.

  • United States 16.3% 16.3%
  • India 7.5% 7.5%
  • Nigeria 6.9% 6.9%
  • Egypt 3.9% 3.9%
  • Phillipines 3.6% 3.6%
  • Pakistan 3.4% 3.4%
  • China 2.2% 2.2%
  • United Kingdom 2.2% 2.2%
  • Syrian Arab Republic 2.0% 2.0%
  • Iran 1.9% 1.9%

Country of Residence

Interestingly, Canada tops the list of 102 countries of residence.

  • Canada 37.9% 37.9%
  • United States 13% 13%
  • Nigeria 4.8% 4.8%
  • India 3.7% 3.7%
  • Egypt 2.6% 2.6%
  • Saudi Arabia 2.1% 2.1%

Intended Province of Study

Ontario tops the intended province of study list, followed by BC and the Maritimes.

  • Ontario 42% 42%
  • British Columbia 22% 22%
  • Nova Scotia, PEI, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland 17% 17%
  • Alberta 16% 16%
  • Quebec 11% 11%
  • Manitoba 7% 7%
  • Saskatchewan 5% 5%
  • Nunavut, Yukon, and Northwest Territories 5% 5%

Academics

This community tends to be academically inclined!

  • 90%+ Average 41.8% 41.8%
  • 75-89% Average 45.8% 45.8%
  • 60-74% Average 13.1% 13.1%

Gender

The gender breakdown skews to female.

  • Female 56.2% 56.2%
  • Male 42.9% 42.9%
  • Prefer not to say 0.6% 0.6%
  • Other 0.3% 0.3%

How did they hear about StudyinCanada?

Website referrals were the strongest source for student sign ups.

  • Websites 24.2% 24.2%
  • Other 15.9% 15.9%
  • Search Engine Results 15.1% 15.1%
  • Social Media 13.2% 13.2%
  • Teachers or Counsellors 8.9% 8.9%

Next Steps

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

The SchoolFinder Group Team
info@schoolfindergroup.com