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brought more than $7.7 billion to Canada in 2010, according to a study by the Canadian Bureau for International Education. This includes students' tuition, accommodation and discretionary spending. That value is greater than the country's coniferous lumber exports, or its Nike Air Max Ltd Eminem revenue from coals. It generated more than $445 million in government revenue, and it created 81,000 jobs.
When the board's international education manager, Michael Polan, took his position some 20 years ago, there were only five school districts in the province actively promoting themselves as destinations for students studying abroad.
"The report does not rely on a multiplier effect, but on the approximate amount of money that foreign students collectively bring into Canada to pay for their education and support themselves while they study here for one academic year," noted the report's summary.
Foreign students have little solid data on which to base their decision where to attend school abroad. He said overseas families will use the much maligned Fraser Institute ranking of schools to decide where to attend.
"And, unfortunately, Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are not one of them," said Polan.
By comparison, Canada has about 265,000 international students more than half of them are studying at the post secondary level. enjoys better "brand recognition" than Canada when it comes to attracting these customers. cities, whereas they can only recall about two from Canada.
Polan said the strong points of the local experience are the teachers, and the positive environment in the home stays.
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Polan's department estimates that international students and their visiting families contributed approximately $13.3 million to the local economy last year. That includes $6 million in student fees, $4 million in home stay fees ($800 per month), $900,000 for parent visits, $800,000 in spending money, $300,000 for field trip activities and almost $400,000 for medical costs.
"Now every single school board is doing this," he said.
American schools are working harder to attract international students. During the George W. But that has changed.
The global demand for international education in Canada is growing, and it is the seventh most popular host country in the world. More than half of Canada's international students come from these countries.
The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows school district works hard to be one of those places which these students consider.
Polan's team helps to give them a preview of the community through summer programs. Each year between 1,200 and 1,500 students are taken canoeing on Alouette Lake, zip lining at Wildplay, given English programs, and soon about 30 per cent of them are signing up for a stay in the district.
The job of attracting international students to the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows school district is getting tougher as North American school boards compete for this lucrative funding source.
secondary, self directed learning model at Thomas Haney secondary, hockey academy at Pitt Meadows secondary.
If they enjoy their stays in Canada, so too do host families like having them, as attested to by the tearful partings of students and their host families, noted Polan.
What's more, the Canadian government has recently adopted more stringent requirements for foreign students, putting more red tape before a home stay here. For example, Polan is no longer allowed to assist foreign students with their Visa applications.
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"And those are the most important factors for students staying here," he said.
71 international students in the district, and the best year was 650.
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