International Students Contribute Over $6.5 Billion to Canadian Economy

The  Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway,  released a study showing that international students contributed more than $6.5 billion to the Canadian economy in 2008. This is the first time a dollar figure has been attached to the economic impact of international students in Canada.

“International students provide a significant boost to Canada’s economy,” said Minister Day. “Their presence helps create thousands of jobs and generates billions in revenue. Our government will continue its efforts to promote Canada as the destination of choice for international students by enhancing outreach efforts at our missions around the world.”

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