Chrystia Freeland the Foreign Affairs Minister of Canada has announced 10 million dollars scholarship for overseas students from ASEAN region. This will be available for a five years period for mid career professional and post-secondary students in ASEAN nations to access global education in Canada.
The Minister announced this scholarship for overseas students from ASEAN nations at the two-day event of ASEAN Regional forum in Manila, Philippines. The Foreign Affairs Minister of Canada Chrystia Freeland met the Foreign Ministers of all ten ASEAN nations at the event. These include Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Myanmar, Laos, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Brunei.
Around 12,000 overseas students from ASEAN nations have been enrolled in Canada from 2014, as quoted by the Canada Study News. ASEAN Nations are emerging as one among the crucial source of overseas immigration to Canada.
Around 55,000 fresh permanent residents to Canada were from ASEAN nations in 2015. The Philippines was the top source of permanent residents to Canada in that year. Canada is welcoming overseas students from ASEAN nations.
Canada believes in offering instructive exchanges to overseas students from ASEAN nations to empower them, said Freeland. This will empower them to become agents of economic and social change in their communities, added the Minister.
The contribution of overseas students from ASEAN nations to classrooms in Canada will enrich the peer experience, explained Freeland. They are also a crucial component of the multi-ethnic society in Canada, added Foreign Affairs Minister of Canada.
Around 4% of study permits were issued to students from ASEAN nations in 2016. The top nations were Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam. There has been a steady increase of ASEAN nations’ students applying for the study permit in Canada.
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