Table 3 
International student enrolments in Canadian universities and colleges by field of study, 2008/2009 and 2018/2019  

International student enrolments in Canadian universities and colleges by field of study, 2008/2009 and 2018/2019
  2008/2009 2018/2019 2008/2009 to 2018/2019 2008/2009 to 2018/2019
  enrolments enrolments change % change
Total 100,968 313,395 212,427 210.4
Business, management and public administration 30,426 96,294 65,868 216.5
Architecture, engineering and related technologies 15,927 55,629 39,702 249.3
Social and behavioural sciences, and law 12,483 34,788 22,305 178.7
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 6,924 32,865 25,941 374.7
Physical and life sciences, and technologies 8,412 25,608 17,196 204.4
Humanities                                                        11,595 23,892 12,297 106.1
Health and related fields 6,063 15,861 9,798 161.6
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 3,999 10,074 6,075 151.9
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 1,617 5,751 4,134 255.7
Personal, protective and transportation services 552 4,245 3,693 669.0
Other 639 3,759 3,120 488.3
Education 1,830 3,204 1,374 75.1
Personal improvement and leisure 498 1,428 930 186.7
Note(s):
  • Data in this table are presented using the Variant of the Classification of Instructional Programs Canada 2016 – Cannabis Primary Groupings (CIP_PG). The CIP_PG field of study "Unclassified" category is excluded from this table, and therefore the CIP_PG field of study total is a modified total.
  • The data in this table represent enrolments in postsecondary programs. International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) categories "Upper secondary education" and "Not applicable" (ISCED 03 and 96) are excluded from the table.
Source(s):
Postsecondary Student Information System (5017).
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