Did you know that international education services, as measured by total spending by international students, is one of the Canadian economy's largest export earners? International education services generate more value for Canada than lumber, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, or LNG. And it doesn't stop there! In addition to creating jobs for Canadians, international students generate additional value by enhancing classroom environments and creating learning opportunities in our schools. It also provides for a strategic and mutually-beneficial pathway to immigration for students who begin their journey to citizenship in Canada through our classrooms, alongside our students, and with our teachers as their mentors and guides.
International education benefits Canada's economy and society in a way and at a level few Canadians understand or appreciate. It is at once our most renewable resource, leverageable commodity, and accessible conduit to influence global thinking and impact our planet's future.