The Liberal government recently announced a new diversification strategy for recruiting international students, most of whom currently come from India and China.
Amid political tensions between North America and China, the diversification strategy seeks to reduce the risk of an adverse event affecting the university tuition they rely on from international students.
The project aims to recruit more students from countries such as Mexico, Columbia, Brazil, Philippines, Vietnam, Turkey, France, Indonesia, and Ukraine. Funding is set at $30 million.
Although relying on the high tuition rates from international students is a risky strategy for Canadian universities, the Liberal government has made their recruitment strategy a significant part of their campaign.