Over 100,000 Canadian study permits were issued to new international students in 2012, making it a record-breaking year for the Canadian education system. The number of international students coming to Canada has been rapidly growing in recent years, with an increase of 60% since 2007 and growing at a rate of nearly 7% annually. Currently, there are approximately 260,000 international students in Canada who are engaged in either full-time or part-time study. Those international students who graduate from a Canadian institution may also have the option to remain in the country as a temporary foreign worker and apply for Canadian permanent residency if they desire to do so.
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