Winnipeg Free Press: International Students Boost Universities’ Bottom Line

July 25, 2019 - Less than a minute read

By Katie May

Universities and colleges across Canada are increasingly relying on international students — who pay higher tuition fees than Canadian students — to boost their revenue, recent data shows.

In Manitoba in the past five years, tuition revenue has increased by about 20 per cent. It’s up by about 29 per cent at colleges and universities across Canada, and Statistics Canada researchers attribute the increases largely to increasing rates of enrolment by international students.

“International students are a massive, massive contributor to the economy,” in Manitoba, University of Manitoba Students’ Union president Jakob Sanderson said.

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