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Fast Facts 2012

  • Capital: Beijing
  • Population: 1.35 billion
  • Total area: 9,327,490 km2
  • Currency: Renminbi
  • Languages: Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese and others
  • Student population in Canada: 80,638 (30.4% of Canada’s total)
  • Estimated Expenditures by Chinese students*: $2.56 billion

Joint Education Programs

Major education and exchange agreements

Education Events

*Estimated expenditure by international students based on average annual expenditure of $31,720 per international student (all study levels) on tuition, books, accommodation, meals, transportation, and discretionary spending, as indicated in International Education in Canada - An Update by Roslyn Kunin & Associates, Inc., released in May 2012 and commissioned by DFATD.