According to statistics from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, at the end of 2018 there were 572,415 international students with a valid study permit in Canada studying at all levels of education. This was a 16-percent increase over the previous year and the numbers continue to increase.
Ali Najaf is a recent graduate of the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. He is a recipient of the Beedie Business Award for International Students and the SFU International Award for Intercultural Engagement. Here is his article on “How can universities help to support international students?“