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Economic Impact of International Education in Canada

posted Feb 23, 2011, 10:24 AM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Feb 23, 2011, 10:27 AM ]
The report estimates that total expenditures by international students while they study here (tuition, accommodation, living costs, travel and discretionary products and services) resulted in a $6.5 billion infusion to the Canadian economy in 2008. Expenditures of international education students have now surpassed exports of coniferous lumber ($5.1 billion) and coal ($6.1 billion). (Note that this amount does not include exports of education services, which were not part of the scope of the study).