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.

Year Number of Applications Received
2022 (until February 28, 2022) 79,970
2021 558,883
2020 317,833
2019 428,899
2018 349,364
2017 313,332
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).

Country 2022 Approval Rate
Until Feb 28, 2022
2021 Approval Rate 2020 Approval Rate
Algeria 19% 19% 15%
Australia 73% 91% 89%
Bangladesh 50% 47% 38%
Brazil 68% 80% 61%
Cameroon 25% 20% 12%
China 64% 84% 81%
Colombia 59% 62% 65%
France 87% 92% 98%
Germany 94% 97% 99%
Ghana 16% 18% 18%
Hong Kong SAR China 77% 88% 91%
India 56% 60% 48%
Jamaica 43% 41% 31%
Kenya 30% 32% 30%
Kuwait 75% 92% 75%
Lebanon 36% 54% 58%
Mexico 84% 87% 81%
Morocco 27% 51% 54%
Nepal 70% 71% 40%
Nigeria 38% 34% 18%
Pakistan 27% 38% 33%
Philippines 54% 64% 50%
Saudi Arabia 78% 74% 76%
Singapore 63% 92% 98%
Sri Lanka 52% 52% 45%
Trinidad & Tobago 70% 71% 86%
Turkey 44% 47% 66%
Uganda 24% 32% 24%
United Arab Emirates 100% 78% 89%
United Kingdom 81% 89% 91%
United States 89% 93% 96%

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