With nearly 50,000 Indian students studying in various universities of Canada, the number is expected to grow remarkably every year, said Jennifer Daubeny, Consul General for South India.
Daubeny was recently in the Mangaluru to participate in a meeting organised by Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI). She said, the number of students coming to study in Canada is expected to increase significantly from this year onwards. “Most of the young graduates land in Canada for PG and certificate courses. They prefer educational institutions across country. It is because the education there (Canada) is affordable and of high quality,” Jennifer told to a leading newspaper.
In order to support students in the admission process, many Canadian educational institutions have set up their offices in India. Only in Bengaluru, six universities have set up their offices to engage actively with the Indian students. “We are also witnessing a new trend that students are moving to Canada for under graduate courses,” she said.
Interestingly, not only Indian students are going to Canada but Canadian students are also coming to India for higher studies, she said, citing Manipal University, which has signed several MoUs with Canadian educational institutions.
When it comes to working visas, more and more IT professionals are moving to Canada with their families. “Indians are the second largest immigrants in Canada after China,” she added.