Definition of "International students"

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International students include students in Canada on a visa or refugees, neither of which have a permanent residency status in Canada (Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS) codeset values '2', '3', and '4'). International students also include both those enrolled in a Canadian program from a Canadian institution that is not located in Canada (these latter students are also known as 'offshore students') as well as non-Canadian students studying via Internet (PSIS codeset value '5'). This concept of 'international students' differs from that of 'foreign students' which includes permanent resident students.