In 2022, the top 10 source countries of new international students coming to Canada were:
2-People's Republic of China
7-Republic of Korea
Canada's Immigration Minister Marc Miller recently told the CBC the country is on track to host around 900,000 international students this year.
This comes at a time when Canada is experiencing a housing crisis. According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp, Canada needs to build 5.8 million new homes - including two million rental units - by 2023 in order to tackle housing affordability.
In order to ease the pressure on the housing market, the federal government is considering capping the number of international students coming to Canada to study.
That being said, Miller has avoided committing to the idea of a hard cap on the number of students entering Canada.