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Canada: Spotlight on Schools

Jan 30, 2021

Studying at the New York Institute of Technology’s Vancouver campus gives Chinese students the benefits of an American education as well as the hospitable attitude of the Canadian government towards foreign visitors. The school prides itself on providing young people with a strategic education they need to succeed in their chosen field.

Location: Vancouver, BC

No. of students: 693 (foreign) / 102 (Chinese)

Top programs: Cybersecurity, Energy Management, Instructional Technology for Educators

Contact person: Michael Schiavetta, Special Assistant to the President

Phone: +1 212 261 1701 / Email: / URL:


Mount Royal University in the province of Alberta has a diverse, rich multicultural environment, where students – local and foreign – and teachers play equally important roles in a large community that values all their contributions to the learning experience. “I think Mount Royal is a hidden gem. We really hope that we build our reputation in China,” said MRU President and Vice Chancellor Tim Rahilly.

Location: Calgary, AB

No. of students: 316 (foreign) / 45 (Chinese)

Top programs: Business Administration, Nursing

Phone: +1 877 440 5001 / Email: / URL: 


With world-leading programs in business, environment, engineering, mining, and architecture, Laurentian is a destination of choice for students seeking a truly Canadian experience. On this 60th anniversary year, Laurentian is celebrating record milestones for post-graduation employment and research funding, a reflection of its commitment to excellence. ''Laurentian is an innovative, vibrant, mid-sized university where student success is fostered in a bilingual, multicultural environment.'' Dr. Robert Haché, President and Vice-Chancellor.

Location: Sudbury, ON

No. of students: 650 (foreign) / 130 (Chinese)

Top programs: Engineering (mining, chemical, and mechanical), Environment (remediation, fresh water), Business

Contact person: Justin Lemieux

Phone: +1 705 675 1151 / Email: / URL:


Trinity Western University remains a popular choice for students looking for a high-quality education that equips graduates of competence and character. “Students come here to graduate with degrees that lead to fulfilling careers and provide them with skills to become adaptable leaders prepared for global, economic, and technological change,” Vice President Philip Laird said.

Location: Langley Township, BC

No. of students: 2,234 (foreign) / 1,340 (Chinese)

Top programs: Business and Leadership, Science and Technology, Education

Contact person: Mr. Geoffrey Feng

Phone: 1 (604) 307 1537 (Canada)| 1 58 2257 6060 (China) / Email: / URL:


Luther College has provided quality education in a Christian context for over a century. We thrive on diversity and welcome students of all cultures, creeds, and orientations. Our High School and University campuses are small, close-knit communities where students receive the academic, social, and spiritual attention and support required to succeed.

Location: Regina, SK

No. of students: 37 (HS, foreign) / 25 (HS, Chinese)

Top programs: HS - Supportive ESL, International Baccalaureate (IB); U - Liberal arts and sciences degrees, one-on-one academic advising

Contact person: Alison Keramati, Director of Admissions (HS); Amy Dakue, Manager of Recruitment (U)

Phone: +1(306) 791-9150 (HS); +1(306) 206-2093 (U) / Email: (HS); (U) / URL:


Established in 2004, University Canada West offers programs that equip students with real-world experience and vital skills to prepare them for success. ‘‘We are a business and technology-focused university located in a beautiful, brand new campus in downtown Vancouver. We are open for business and look forward to welcoming students from China,” President and Vice-Chancellor Brock Dykeman said.

Location: Vancouver, BC

No. of students:  3,229 (foreign) / 73 (Chinese)

Top programs: MBA, Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce

Contact person: Rupal Malhorta

Email: / URL:

Education in the Commonwealth 2021 was prepared for and originally printed in Forbes China magazine.

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