Canada Research Snapshot: Application Trends Survey 2019

October 2019


2019_canada-app-trends-snapshot-thumbnail_140x179This research snapshot infographic displays Canadian program key findings from the Application Trends Survey 2019. A total of 43 programs at 16 Canadian business schools participated in the 2019 survey.

Quick Facts

  • International applications to Canadian programs continue to climb. This year, half of responding Canadian programs report international application growth (50%), including 26 percent that say international applications were up significantly. Among Canadian programs that responded to both this year’s and last year’s surveys, international applications were up 8.6 percent.
  • Canada sees a turnaround in domestic demand. More than half of Canadian programs report domestic application growth (53%), and domestic applications were up 11.7 percent among the cohort of programs that responded to both this year’s and last year’s surveys.
  • Canadian programs attract global candidates. Overall, this year 46 percent of applications were domestic and 54 percent were international, with the greatest share coming from Central and South Asia (21% of total applications), East and Southeast Asia (20%), and Africa (6%).
  • Nearly half of responding Canadian programs are growing their enrollments. Most programs grew (45%) or maintained (18%) their class size this year.