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Here Are Country-Wise Study Permit Approval Rates For Canada

Have you ever wondered what were study permit approval rates in the beginning of 2022? IRCC provided this data on the request of INC – Immigration News Canada. The latest available data with IRCC on total number of study permit applications (excluding extensions) received was only available until February 28, 2022.

There were total of 79,970 study permit applications (excluding extensions) received by IRCC in 2022 until February 28. Furthermore, it looks like study permit demand has increased significantly year-over-year. However, lesser number of foreign nationals applied for study permit in 2020. This could be because of pandemic. However, there were record number of applications in 2021.

We compiled the data for the countries where INC – Immigration News Canada has presence of at least 1,000 website visitors.

Below table enlists number of study permit applications (excluding extensions) received by IRCC in the last 5 years.

YearNumber of Applications Received
2022 (until February 28, 2022)79,970
2021558,883
2020317,833
2019428,899
2018349,364
2017313,332
Below are the country-wise study permit Approval rates in 2022 until February 28, 2022.

Calculation of approval rate = number of applications approved / (approved + refused applications).

Country2022 Approval Rate
Until Feb 28, 2022
2021 Approval Rate2020 Approval Rate
Algeria19%19%15%
Australia73%91%89%
Bangladesh50%47%38%
Brazil68%80%61%
Cameroon25%20%12%
China64%84%81%
Colombia59%62%65%
France87%92%98%
Germany94%97%99%
Ghana16%18%18%
Hong Kong SAR China77%88%91%
India56%60%48%
Jamaica43%41%31%
Kenya30%32%30%
Kuwait75%92%75%
Lebanon36%54%58%
Mexico84%87%81%
Morocco27%51%54%
Nepal70%71%40%
Nigeria38%34%18%
Pakistan27%38%33%
Philippines54%64%50%
Saudi Arabia78%74%76%
Singapore63%92%98%
Sri Lanka52%52%45%
Trinidad & Tobago70%71%86%
Turkey44%47%66%
Uganda24%32%24%
United Arab Emirates100%78%89%
United Kingdom81%89%91%
United States89%93%96%