CIMM – Student Approval Rates by Country of Residence – February 15 and 17, 2022

Number of Study Permits Applications (excluding Extensions) Processed and Approval rateFootnote 1 by IRCC between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2021 Broken down by year and Country of Residence (in person)

2019
Country of Residence Approved Refused Approval rate 2019 Total
Grand Total 253,009 169,695 60% 422,704
Afghanistan 24 267 8% 291
Albania 277 216 56% 493
Algeria 2,486 8,449 23% 10,935
Andorra 3 1 75% 4
Angola 23 84 21% 107
Anguilla 2 1 67% 3
Antigua and Barbuda 45 23 66% 68
Argentina 216 33 87% 249
Armenia 23 35 40% 58
Aruba 17 3 85% 20
Australia 260 36 88% 296
Austria 100 19 84% 119
Azerbaijan 86 157 35% 243
Azores 1   100% 1
Bahama Islands, The 587 160 79% 747
Bahrain 84 41 67% 125
Bailwick of Jersey 3 1 75% 4
Bangladesh 3,031 4,140 42% 7,171
Barbados 217 33 87% 250
Belarus 58 27 68% 85
Belgium 423 55 88% 478
Belize 39 30 57% 69
Bermuda 96 23 81% 119
Bhutan 104 19 85% 123
Bolivia 78 28 74% 106
Bonaire, Sin Eustatius And Saba        
Bosnia-Hercegovina 23 7 77% 30
Botswana, Republic of 42 22 66% 64
Bouvet Island 5   100% 5
Brazil 6,878 1,375 83% 8,253
Brunei 14 6 70% 20
Bulgaria 45 13 78% 58
Burkina-Faso 298 487 38% 785
Burundi 212 1,513 12% 1,725
Cambodia 77 51 60% 128
Canada 15 6 71% 21
Canary Islands 1 1 50% 2
Cape Verde Islands 3   100% 3
Cayman Islands 33 10 77% 43
Central African Republic 17 80 18% 97
Chad, Republic of 29 173 14% 202
Channel Islands 3 1 75% 4
Chile 321 69 82% 390
Christmas Island 1 4 20% 5
Colombia 3,550 1,051 77% 4,601
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands 1   100% 1
Comoros 13 30 30% 43
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 984 3,919 20% 4,903
Congo, People's Republic of the 83 568 13% 651
Cook Islands 1   100% 1
Costa Rica 76 42 64% 118
Croatia 18 5 78% 23
Cuba 57 76 43% 133
Curacao 4 3 57% 7
Cyprus 14 5 74% 19
Czech Republic 117 10 92% 127
Czechoslovakia 2   100% 2
Democratic Republic of Sudan 29 106 21% 135
Denmark 84 14 86% 98
Dominica 23 8 74% 31
Dominican Republic 197 222 47% 419
East Timor, Democratic Republic of        
Ecuador 561 129 81% 690
Egypt 771 662 54% 1,433
El Salvador 147 95 61% 242
Equatorial Guinea 4 16 20% 20
Eritrea 10 40 20% 50
Estonia 4 1 80% 5
Ethiopia 179 1,156 13% 1,335
Falkland Islands 2   100% 2
Faroe Islands 1   100% 1
Federal Republic of Cameroon 1,015 5,210 16% 6,225
Federal Republic of Germany 1,948 210 90% 2,158
Federated States of Micronesia        
Fiji 9 11 45% 20
Finland 106 10 91% 116
France 9,529 736 93% 10,265
French Guiana 10 5 67% 15
French Polynesia 47 8 85% 55
Gabon Republic 71 156 31% 227
Gambia 56 341 14% 397
Georgia 12 24 33% 36
Ghana 948 1,852 34% 2,800
Gibraltar 3 1 75% 4
Greece 90 16 85% 106
Greenland 2 2 50% 4
Grenada 16 11 59% 27
Guadeloupe 109 23 83% 132
Guam 1   100% 1
Guatemala 55 29 65% 84
Guernsey 1 1 50% 2
Guinea, Republic of 293 2,268 11% 2,561
Guinea-Bissau 2 8 20% 10
Guyana 252 71 78% 323
Haiti 227 1,126 17% 1,353
Holy See        
Honduras 92 91 50% 183
Hong Kong SAR 1,176 219 84% 1,395
Hungary 70 21 77% 91
Iceland 50 25 67% 75
India 110,049 62,976 64% 173,025
Iran 6,177 7,969 44% 14,146
Iraq 100 518 16% 618
Isle of Man 1 1 50% 2
Israel 272 51 84% 323
Italy 906 77 92% 983
Jamaica 1,401 524 73% 1,925
Japan 4,742 186 96% 4,928
Jordan 530 996 35% 1,526
Kazakhstan 411 245 63% 656
Kenya 675 1,641 29% 2,316
Kiribati 1   100% 1
Korea, People's Democratic Republic of 2   100% 2
Korea, Republic of 9,219 479 95% 9,698
Kosovo, Republic of 20 30 40% 50
Kuwait 299 242 55% 541
Kyrgyzstan 52 74 41% 126
Laos 8 4 67% 12
Latvia 20 5 80% 25
Lebanon 338 358 49% 696
Lesotho 4 5 44% 9
Liberia 9 53 15% 62
Libya 81 200 29% 281
Liechtenstein 1   100% 1
Lithuania 23 7 77% 30
Luxembourg 30 1 97% 31
Macao SAR 91 7 93% 98
Macedonia 14 25 36% 39
Madagascar 161 218 42% 379
Madeira        
Malawi 15 22 41% 37
Malaysia 386 63 86% 449
Maldives, Republic of 6 4 60% 10
Mali, Republic of 303 547 36% 850
Malta 5 1 83% 6
Martinique 87 10 90% 97
Mauritania 28 177 14% 205
Mauritius 425 301 59% 726
Mayotte 4   100% 4
Mexico 4,660 1,098 81% 5,758
Moldova 52 42 55% 94
Monaco 11   100% 11
Mongolia, People's Republic of 90 129 41% 219
Montenegro, Republic of 4 3 57% 7
Morocco 2,378 1,824 57% 4,202
Mozambique 12 16 43% 28
Myanmar (Burma) 99 39 72% 138
Namibia 8 22 27% 30
Nepal 667 2,054 25% 2,721
New Caledonia 31 3 91% 34
New Zealand 68 10 87% 78
Nicaragua 42 44 49% 86
Nigeria 3,155 14,933 17% 18,088
Niue 1 2 33% 3
Norway 100 14 88% 114
Oman 162 41 80% 203
Other Countries 67 206 25% 273
Pakistan 1,004 2,412 29% 3,416
Palestinian Authority (Gaza/West Bank) 40 131 23% 171
Panama, Republic of 158 38 81% 196
Papau New Guinea 1 1 50% 2
Paraguay 11 7 61% 18
Peoples Republic of Benin 344 561 38% 905
People's Republic of China 29,441 5,299 85% 34,740
Peru 514 179 74% 693
Philippines 5,168 3,207 62% 8,375
Pitcairn Island   2 0% 2
Poland 104 21 83% 125
Portugal 45 7 87% 52
Puerto Rico 8 9 47% 17
Qatar 120 85 59% 205
Republic of Djibouti 25 111 18% 136
Republic of Indonesia 808 214 79% 1,022
Republic of Ireland 101 8 93% 109
Republic of Ivory Coast 936 1,796 34% 2,732
Republic of Palau 1 2 33% 3
Republic of South Africa 453 272 62% 725
Republic of The Marshall Islands 1   100% 1
Republic of the Niger 88 152 37% 240
Reunion 176 8 96% 184
Romania 64 21 75% 85
Russia 971 360 73% 1,331
Rwanda 448 1,420 24% 1,868
Saint-Barthelemy        
Saint-Martin 24 6 80% 30
San Marino 1   100% 1
Sao Tome and Principe        
Saudi Arabia 1,008 709 59% 1,717
Senegal 778 2,296 25% 3,074
Serbia and Montenegro 1 4 20% 5
Serbia, Republic of 80 24 77% 104
Seychelles 1   100% 1
Sierra Leone 16 75 18% 91
Singapore 264 46 85% 310
Sint-Maarten 4   100% 4
Slovak Republic 99 5 95% 104
Slovenia 7 1 88% 8
Socialist Republic of Vietnam 5,163 5,395 49% 10,558
Solomons, The 1   100% 1
Somalia, Democratic Republic of 6 69 8% 75
South Sudan, Republic Of 5 18 22% 23
Spain 1,516 81 95% 1,597
Sri Lanka 798 960 45% 1,758
St. Kitts-Nevis 16 3 84% 19
St. Lucia 44 21 68% 65
St. Pierre and Miquelon 3   100% 3
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 22 6 79% 28
Stateless   1 0% 1
Surinam 14 5 74% 19
Swaziland 6 5 55% 11
Sweden 122 24 84% 146
Switzerland 396 57 87% 453
Syria 85 225 27% 310
Tadjikistan 8 43 16% 51
Taiwan 1,949 170 92% 2,119
Thailand 693 163 81% 856
The Netherlands 198 19 91% 217
The Netherlands Antilles 7 1 88% 8
Tibet 1 1 50% 2
Togo, Republic of 325 668 33% 993
Tonga 1 1 50% 2
Trinidad and Tobago, Republic of 340 61 85% 401
Tunisia 960 666 59% 1,626
Turkey 2,429 904 73% 3,333
Turkmenistan 14 52 21% 66
Turks and Caicos Islands 2   100% 2
Uganda 232 762 23% 994
Ukraine 920 500 65% 1,420
United Arab Emirates 782 545 59% 1,327
United Kingdom and Overseas Territories 1,303 164 89% 1,467
United Republic of Tanzania 268 189 59% 457
United States Minor Outlying Islands   1 0% 1
United States of America 2,570 492 84% 3,062
Unspecified 3 10 23% 13
Uruguay 42 2 95% 44
Uzbekistan 57 109 34% 166
Vanuatu 1   100% 1
Venezuela 217 264 45% 481
Virgin Islands, U.S. 2   100% 2
Wallis And Futuna        
Western Sahara   1 0% 1
Yemen, Republic of 56 210 21% 266
Zambia 59 87 40% 146
Zimbabwe 135 422 24% 557
2020
Country of Residence Approved Refused Approval rate 2020 Total
Grand Total 110,630 107,391 51% 218,021
Afghanistan 10 115 8% 125
Albania 110 283 28% 393
Algeria 1,417 8,120 15% 9,537
Andorra 2   100% 2
Angola 6 38 14% 44
Anguilla        
Antigua and Barbuda 16 7 70% 23
Argentina 123 34 78% 157
Armenia 8 11 42% 19
Aruba 9   100% 9
Australia 125 20 86% 145
Austria 128 1 99% 129
Azerbaijan 92 80 53% 172
Azores        
Bahama Islands, The 259 25 91% 284
Bahrain 35 33 51% 68
Bailwick of Jersey   1 0% 1
Bangladesh 1,478 2,476 37% 3,954
Barbados 130 5 96% 135
Belarus 32 12 73% 44
Belgium 369 25 94% 394
Belize 7 8 47% 15
Bermuda 34 1 97% 35
Bhutan 49 5 91% 54
Bolivia 40 28 59% 68
Bonaire, Sin Eustatius And Saba        
Bosnia-Hercegovina 12 13 48% 25
Botswana, Republic of 21 20 51% 41
Bouvet Island        
Brazil 1,363 855 61% 2,218
Brunei 3 4 43% 7
Bulgaria 20 4 83% 24
Burkina-Faso 204 393 34% 597
Burundi 74 593 11% 667
Cambodia 45 15 75% 60
Canada 5 8 38% 13
Canary Islands   1 0% 1
Cape Verde Islands   3 0% 3
Cayman Islands 7 1 88% 8
Central African Republic 4 37 10% 41
Chad, Republic of 13 92 12% 105
Channel Islands        
Chile 268 26 91% 294
Christmas Island 1   100% 1
Colombia 2,224 1,206 65% 3,430
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands        
Comoros 9 20 31% 29
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 432 2,479 15% 2,911
Congo, People's Republic of the 45 365 11% 410
Cook Islands        
Costa Rica 31 20 61% 51
Croatia 11 2 85% 13
Cuba 31 67 32% 98
Curacao 3   100% 3
Cyprus 6 1 86% 7
Czech Republic 91 5 95% 96
Czechoslovakia 3   100% 3
Democratic Republic of Sudan 26 52 33% 78
Denmark 73 1 99% 74
Dominica 10 4 71% 14
Dominican Republic 81 242 25% 323
East Timor, Democratic Republic of        
Ecuador 453 173 72% 626
Egypt 550 505 52% 1,055
El Salvador 32 81 28% 113
Equatorial Guinea 2 8 20% 10
Eritrea 5 22 19% 27
Estonia 5   100% 5
Ethiopia 153 541 22% 694
Falkland Islands        
Faroe Islands 1   100% 1
Federal Republic of Cameroon 476 3,239 13% 3,715
Federal Republic of Germany 1,728 28 98% 1,756
Federated States of Micronesia        
Fiji 11 16 41% 27
Finland 62   100% 62
France 6,097 131 98% 6,228
French Guiana 23   100% 23
French Polynesia 34   100% 34
Gabon Republic 45 130 26% 175
Gambia 21 155 12% 176
Georgia 9 18 33% 27
Ghana 361 1,626 18% 1,987
Gibraltar 4 2 67% 6
Greece 58 8 88% 66
Greenland 3   100% 3
Grenada 19 3 86% 22
Guadeloupe 73 2 97% 75
Guam 2   100% 2
Guatemala 23 43 35% 66
Guernsey 1   100% 1
Guinea, Republic of 143 1,283 10% 1,426
Guinea-Bissau 1   100% 1
Guyana 135 41 77% 176
Haiti 161 914 15% 1,075
Holy See        
Honduras 23 83 22% 106
Hong Kong SAR 2,080 220 90% 2,300
Hungary 60 6 91% 66
Iceland 17 12 59% 29
India 36,057 38,598 48% 74,655
Iran 3,774 4,430 46% 8,204
Iraq 59 462 11% 521
Isle of Man 1   100% 1
Israel 182 8 96% 190
Italy 1,050 30 97% 1,080
Jamaica 448 954 32% 1,402
Japan 3,094 68 98% 3,162
Jordan 351 1,159 23% 1,510
Kazakhstan 222 150 60% 372
Kenya 353 823 30% 1,176
Kiribati 1   100% 1
Korea, People's Democratic Republic of 1   100% 1
Korea, Republic of 4,589 146 97% 4,735
Kosovo, Republic of 22 10 69% 32
Kuwait 146 174 46% 320
Kyrgyzstan 28 51 35% 79
Laos 4   100% 4
Latvia 10 3 77% 13
Lebanon 551 415 57% 966
Lesotho 1 1 50% 2
Liberia 3 49 6% 52
Libya 58 96 38% 154
Liechtenstein        
Lithuania 7 2 78% 9
Luxembourg 29   100% 29
Macao SAR 26 3 90% 29
Macedonia 11 9 55% 20
Madagascar 126 173 42% 299
Madeira        
Malawi 10 22 31% 32
Malaysia 203 48 81% 251
Maldives, Republic of 1 4 20% 5
Mali, Republic of 139 324 30% 463
Malta 3   100% 3
Martinique 67 1 99% 68
Mauritania 20 85 19% 105
Mauritius 209 192 52% 401
Mayotte        
Mexico 1,842 426 81% 2,268
Moldova 25 23 52% 48
Monaco 11   100% 11
Mongolia, People's Republic of 57 62 48% 119
Montenegro, Republic of 13 2 87% 15
Morocco 1,572 1,309 55% 2,881
Mozambique 4 8 33% 12
Myanmar (Burma) 72 24 75% 96
Namibia 1 8 11% 9
Nepal 484 720 40% 1,204
New Caledonia 16   100% 16
New Zealand 26 2 93% 28
Nicaragua 14 32 30% 46
Nigeria 2,073 9,490 18% 11,563
Niue   6 0% 6
Norway 43 2 96% 45
Oman 80 35 70% 115
Other Countries 31 96 24% 127
Pakistan 707 1,459 33% 2,166
Palestinian Authority (Gaza/West Bank) 32 96 25% 128
Panama, Republic of 81 29 74% 110
Papau New Guinea        
Paraguay 5 1 83% 6
Peoples Republic of Benin 113 570 17% 683
People's Republic of China 9,737 2,288 81% 12,025
Peru 356 174 67% 530
Philippines 2,594 2,547 50% 5,141
Pitcairn Island        
Poland 60 2 97% 62
Portugal 34 4 89% 38
Puerto Rico 9   100% 9
Qatar 60 79 43% 139
Republic of Djibouti 9 70 11% 79
Republic of Indonesia 349 146 71% 495
Republic of Ireland 56 12 82% 68
Republic of Ivory Coast 531 1,481 26% 2,012
Republic of Palau        
Republic of South Africa 360 254 59% 614
Republic of The Marshall Islands        
Republic of the Niger 49 112 30% 161
Reunion 49 2 96% 51
Romania 31 30 51% 61
Russia 681 237 74% 918
Rwanda 190 899 17% 1,089
Saint-Barthelemy 1 1 50% 2
Saint-Martin 7   100% 7
San Marino 1   100% 1
Sao Tome and Principe   2 0% 2
Saudi Arabia 495 548 47% 1,043
Senegal 416 1,779 19% 2,195
Serbia and Montenegro   1 0% 1
Serbia, Republic of 72 18 80% 90
Seychelles   2 0% 2
Sierra Leone 7 32 18% 39
Singapore 161 10 94% 171
Sint-Maarten 1   100% 1
Slovak Republic 76 4 95% 80
Slovenia 6 1 86% 7
Socialist Republic of Vietnam 2,372 1,485 61% 3,857
Solomons, The        
Somalia, Democratic Republic of 2 31 6% 33
South Sudan, Republic Of 1 4 20% 5
Spain 554 19 97% 573
Sri Lanka 687 845 45% 1,532
St. Kitts-Nevis 4 1 80% 5
St. Lucia 23 7 77% 30
St. Pierre and Miquelon 1   100% 1
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 12 5 71% 17
Stateless        
Surinam 4 1 80% 5
Swaziland 7 2 78% 9
Sweden 67 3 96% 70
Switzerland 235 4 98% 239
Syria 43 189 19% 232
Tadjikistan 8 16 33% 24
Taiwan 1,032 72 93% 1,104
Thailand 394 79 83% 473
The Netherlands 135 7 95% 142
The Netherlands Antilles 2   100% 2
Tibet 1 2 33% 3
Togo, Republic of 135 611 18% 746
Tonga        
Trinidad and Tobago, Republic of 240 41 85% 281
Tunisia 665 374 64% 1,039
Turkey 1,338 688 66% 2,026
Turkmenistan 4 18 18% 22
Turks and Caicos Islands 3 3 50% 6
Uganda 120 371 24% 491
Ukraine 574 220 72% 794
United Arab Emirates 590 452 57% 1,042
United Kingdom and Overseas Territories 568 65 90% 633
United Republic of Tanzania 142 179 44% 321
United States Minor Outlying Islands 1 1 50% 2
United States of America 2,297 146 94% 2,443
Unspecified        
Uruguay 22 2 92% 24
Uzbekistan 26 106 20% 132
Vanuatu        
Venezuela 129 131 50% 260
Virgin Islands, U.S. 1   100% 1
Wallis And Futuna        
Western Sahara 1 1 50% 2
Yemen, Republic of 34 102 25% 136
Zambia 41 67 38% 108
Zimbabwe 93 269 26% 362
2021
Country of Residence Approved Refused Approval rate 2021 Total
Grand Total 329,213 221,690 60% 550,903
Afghanistan 31 277 10% 308
Albania 172 410 30% 582
Algeria 2,187 9,288 19% 11,475
Andorra 9 2 82% 11
Angola 26 44 37% 70
Anguilla 6   100% 6
Antigua and Barbuda 38 12 76% 50
Argentina 573 200 74% 773
Armenia 43 56 43% 99
Aruba 16 4 80% 20
Australia 221 45 83% 266
Austria 285 14 95% 299
Azerbaijan 148 171 46% 319
Azores        
Bahama Islands, The 534 129 81% 663
Bahrain 114 79 59% 193
Bailwick of Jersey   4 0% 4
Bangladesh 3,730 4,307 46% 8,037
Barbados 204 18 92% 222
Belarus 53 69 43% 122
Belgium 1,015 86 92% 1,101
Belize 43 17 72% 60
Bermuda 75 27 74% 102
Bhutan 177 73 71% 250
Bolivia 244 53 82% 297
Bonaire, Sin Eustatius And Saba   1 0% 1
Bosnia-Hercegovina 61 16 79% 77
Botswana, Republic of 34 27 56% 61
Bouvet Island 2   100% 2
Brazil 7,142 1,744 80% 8,886
Brunei 23 3 88% 26
Bulgaria 48 10 83% 58
Burkina-Faso 352 525 40% 877
Burundi 124 552 18% 676
Cambodia 79 34 70% 113
Canada 21 5 81% 26
Canary Islands 1 3 25% 4
Cape Verde Islands   6 0% 6
Cayman Islands 19 14 58% 33
Central African Republic 17 77 18% 94
Chad, Republic of 66 219 23% 285
Channel Islands 4   100% 4
Chile 1,300 130 91% 1,430
Christmas Island 5 1 83% 6
Colombia 6,241 3,846 62% 10,087
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands        
Comoros 10 57 15% 67
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 1,238 4,327 22% 5,565
Congo, People's Republic of the 150 635 19% 785
Cook Islands        
Costa Rica 166 53 76% 219
Croatia 17 5 77% 22
Cuba 131 115 53% 246
Curacao 10 1 91% 11
Cyprus 21 4 84% 25
Czech Republic 184 6 97% 190
Czechoslovakia 1   100% 1
Democratic Republic of Sudan 34 119 22% 153
Denmark 278 30 90% 308
Dominica 19 5 79% 24
Dominican Republic 493 273 64% 766
East Timor, Democratic Republic of 5   100% 5
Ecuador 1,335 672 67% 2,007
Egypt 825 677 55% 1,502
El Salvador 260 146 64% 406
Equatorial Guinea 4 15 21% 19
Eritrea 8 15 35% 23
Estonia 18 1 95% 19
Ethiopia 236 1,501 14% 1,737
Falkland Islands        
Faroe Islands 1   100% 1
Federal Republic of Cameroon 1,263 4,953 20% 6,216
Federal Republic of Germany 5,179 209 96% 5,388
Federated States of Micronesia 2   100% 2
Fiji 23 10 70% 33
Finland 151 6 96% 157
France 13,698 1,181 92% 14,879
French Guiana 32 6 84% 38
French Polynesia 33 7 83% 40
Gabon Republic 116 174 40% 290
Gambia 87 322 21% 409
Georgia 45 29 61% 74
Ghana 737 3,355 18% 4,092
Gibraltar 14 10 58% 24
Greece 103 35 75% 138
Greenland 8   100% 8
Grenada 30 10 75% 40
Guadeloupe 96 18 84% 114
Guam 5 2 71% 7
Guatemala 127 61 68% 188
Guernsey 7 1 88% 8
Guinea, Republic of 604 2,501 19% 3,105
Guinea-Bissau 5 8 38% 13
Guyana 148 77 66% 225
Haiti 638 2,158 23% 2,796
Holy See 1   100% 1
Honduras 278 154 64% 432
Hong Kong SAR 5,371 785 87% 6,156
Hungary 87 19 82% 106
Iceland 55 49 53% 104
India 137,535 93,325 60% 230,860
Iran 6,429 10,036 39% 16,465
Iraq 200 472 30% 672
Isle of Man 3 1 75% 4
Israel 364 29 93% 393
Italy 2,432 123 95% 2,555
Jamaica 931 1,332 41% 2,263
Japan 7,851 103 99% 7,954
Jordan 901 2,961 23% 3,862
Kazakhstan 560 382 59% 942
Kenya 762 1,620 32% 2,382
Kiribati 5   100% 5
Korea, People's Democratic Republic of 5 2 71% 7
Korea, Republic of 6,028 274 96% 6,302
Kosovo, Republic of 49 7 88% 56
Kuwait 514 397 56% 911
Kyrgyzstan 78 66 54% 144
Laos 4 4 50% 8
Latvia 16 4 80% 20
Lebanon 823 746 52% 1,569
Lesotho 6 4 60% 10
Liberia 13 121 10% 134
Libya 75 117 39% 192
Liechtenstein        
Lithuania 22 6 79% 28
Luxembourg 60 4 94% 64
Macao SAR 82 24 77% 106
Macedonia 32 9 78% 41
Madagascar 264 156 63% 420
Madeira 1   100% 1
Malawi 20 25 44% 45
Malaysia 355 125 74% 480
Maldives, Republic of 3 2 60% 5
Mali, Republic of 270 561 32% 831
Malta 6   100% 6
Martinique 110 14 89% 124
Mauritania 44 103 30% 147
Mauritius 429 113 79% 542
Mayotte 6 1 86% 7
Mexico 8,700 1,282 87% 9,982
Moldova 41 35 54% 76
Monaco 15 3 83% 18
Mongolia, People's Republic of 151 135 53% 286
Montenegro, Republic of 43 9 83% 52
Morocco 3,054 2,940 51% 5,994
Mozambique 20 9 69% 29
Myanmar (Burma) 170 238 42% 408
Namibia 11 17 39% 28
Nepal 2,240 908 71% 3,148
New Caledonia 48 5 91% 53
New Zealand 44 7 86% 51
Nicaragua 76 38 67% 114
Nigeria 6,992 13,832 34% 20,824
Niue 2 4 33% 6
Norway 109 19 85% 128
Oman 240 108 69% 348
Other Countries 64 253 20% 317
Pakistan 2,126 3,621 37% 5,747
Palestinian Authority (Gaza/West Bank) 46 239 16% 285
Panama, Republic of 348 50 87% 398
Papau New Guinea 7   100% 7
Paraguay 28 5 85% 33
Peoples Republic of Benin 255 961 21% 1,216
People's Republic of China 28,802 5,606 84% 34,408
Peru 1,823 506 78% 2,329
Philippines 12,935 7,156 64% 20,091
Pitcairn Island   2 0% 2
Poland 164 18 90% 182
Portugal 127 20 86% 147
Puerto Rico 21   100% 21
Qatar 218 163 57% 381
Republic of Djibouti 22 89 20% 111
Republic of Indonesia 1,056 409 72% 1,465
Republic of Ireland 175 12 94% 187
Republic of Ivory Coast 1,418 2,633 35% 4,051
Republic of Palau   2 0% 2
Republic of South Africa 712 270 73% 982
Republic of The Marshall Islands        
Republic of the Niger 99 179 36% 278
Reunion 166 16 91% 182
Romania 82 24 77% 106
Russia 1,115 543 67% 1,658
Rwanda 364 1,343 21% 1,707
Saint-Barthelemy        
Saint-Martin 15 6 71% 21
San Marino 1   100% 1
Sao Tome and Principe 3 2 60% 5
Saudi Arabia 1,267 1,096 54% 2,363
Senegal 1,116 3,146 26% 4,262
Serbia and Montenegro        
Serbia, Republic of 109 23 83% 132
Seychelles   3 0% 3
Sierra Leone 15 86 15% 101
Singapore 382 31 92% 413
Sint-Maarten 10 1 91% 11
Slovak Republic 141 4 97% 145
Slovenia 17 1 94% 18
Socialist Republic of Vietnam 3,405 1,458 70% 4,863
Solomons, The        
Somalia, Democratic Republic of 6 37 14% 43
South Sudan, Republic Of 2 11 15% 13
Spain 2,380 100 96% 2,480
Sri Lanka 1,468 1,360 52% 2,828
St. Kitts-Nevis 13 4 76% 17
St. Lucia 33 19 63% 52
St. Pierre and Miquelon 3   100% 3
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 24 10 71% 34
Stateless        
Surinam 10 3 77% 13
Swaziland 12 7 63% 19
Sweden 275 20 93% 295
Switzerland 698 74 90% 772
Syria 96 289 25% 385
Tadjikistan 27 44 38% 71
Taiwan 1,251 178 88% 1,429
Thailand 1,147 239 83% 1,386
The Netherlands 424 34 93% 458
The Netherlands Antilles 7   100% 7
Tibet 9 2 82% 11
Togo, Republic of 194 1,060 15% 1,254
Tonga 1   100% 1
Trinidad and Tobago, Republic of 278 113 71% 391
Tunisia 1,118 1,127 50% 2,245
Turkey 2,849 3,154 47% 6,003
Turkmenistan 9 41 18% 50
Turks and Caicos Islands 4 2 67% 6
Uganda 181 397 31% 578
Ukraine 837 260 76% 1,097
United Arab Emirates 1,401 871 62% 2,272
United Kingdom and Overseas Territories 1,616 159 91% 1,775
United Republic of Tanzania 232 188 55% 420
United States Minor Outlying Islands   1 0% 1
United States of America 3,861 474 89% 4,335
Unspecified 1 1 50% 2
Uruguay 42 15 74% 57
Uzbekistan 49 249 16% 298
Vanuatu        
Venezuela 472 353 57% 825
Virgin Islands, U.S. 1 1 50% 2
Wallis And Futuna 1   100% 1
Western Sahara        
Yemen, Republic of 36 165 18% 201
Zambia 79 83 49% 162
Zimbabwe 298 315 49% 613

Approval rateFootnote 1 for Study Permits Applications (excluding Extensions) by IRCC between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2021 Broken down by year and Country of Residence

Country of Residence 2019 2020 2021
Grand Total 60% 51% 60%
Afghanistan 8% 8% 10%
Albania 56% 28% 30%
Algeria 23% 15% 19%
Andorra 75% 100% 82%
Angola 21% 14% 37%
Anguilla 67%   100%
Antigua and Barbuda 66% 70% 76%
Argentina 87% 78% 74%
Armenia 40% 42% 43%
Aruba 85% 100% 80%
Australia 88% 86% 83%
Austria 84% 99% 95%
Azerbaijan 35% 53% 46%
Azores 100%    
Bahama Islands, The 79% 91% 81%
Bahrain 67% 51% 59%
Bailwick of Jersey 75% 0% 0%
Bangladesh 42% 37% 46%
Barbados 87% 96% 92%
Belarus 68% 73% 43%
Belgium 88% 94% 92%
Belize 57% 47% 72%
Bermuda 81% 97% 74%
Bhutan 85% 91% 71%
Bolivia 74% 59% 82%
Bonaire, Sin Eustatius And Saba     0%
Bosnia-Hercegovina 77% 48% 79%
Botswana, Republic of 66% 51% 56%
Bouvet Island 100%   100%
Brazil 83% 61% 80%
Brunei 70% 43% 88%
Bulgaria 78% 83% 83%
Burkina-Faso 38% 34% 40%
Burundi 12% 11% 18%
Cambodia 60% 75% 70%
Canada 71% 38% 81%
Canary Islands 50% 0% 25%
Cape Verde Islands 100% 0% 0%
Cayman Islands 77% 88% 58%
Central African Republic 18% 10% 18%
Chad, Republic of 14% 12% 23%
Channel Islands 75%   100%
Chile 82% 91% 91%
Christmas Island 20% 100% 83%
Colombia 77% 65% 62%
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands 100%    
Comoros 30% 31% 15%
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 20% 15% 22%
Congo, People's Republic of the 13% 11% 19%
Cook Islands 100%    
Costa Rica 64% 61% 76%
Croatia 78% 85% 77%
Cuba 43% 32% 53%
Curacao 57% 100% 91%
Cyprus 74% 86% 84%
Czech Republic 92% 95% 97%
Czechoslovakia 100% 100% 100%
Democratic Republic of Sudan 21% 33% 22%
Denmark 86% 99% 90%
Dominica 74% 71% 79%
Dominican Republic 47% 25% 64%
East Timor, Democratic Republic of     100%
Ecuador 81% 72% 67%
Egypt 54% 52% 55%
El Salvador 61% 28% 64%
Equatorial Guinea 20% 20% 21%
Eritrea 20% 19% 35%
Estonia 80% 100% 95%
Ethiopia 13% 22% 14%
Falkland Islands 100%    
Faroe Islands 100% 100% 100%
Federal Republic of Cameroon 16% 13% 20%
Federal Republic of Germany 90% 98% 96%
Federated States of Micronesia     100%
Fiji 45% 41% 70%
Finland 91% 100% 96%
France 93% 98% 92%
French Guiana 67% 100% 84%
French Polynesia 85% 100% 83%
Gabon Republic 31% 26% 40%
Gambia 14% 12% 21%
Georgia 33% 33% 61%
Ghana 34% 18% 18%
Gibraltar 75% 67% 58%
Greece 85% 88% 75%
Greenland 50% 100% 100%
Grenada 59% 86% 75%
Guadeloupe 83% 97% 84%
Guam 100% 100% 71%
Guatemala 65% 35% 68%
Guernsey 50% 100% 88%
Guinea, Republic of 11% 10% 19%
Guinea-Bissau 20% 100% 38%
Guyana 78% 77% 66%
Haiti 17% 15% 23%
Holy See     100%
Honduras 50% 22% 64%
Hong Kong SAR 84% 90% 87%
Hungary 77% 91% 82%
Iceland 67% 59% 53%
India 64% 48% 60%
Iran 44% 46% 39%
Iraq 16% 11% 30%
Isle of Man 50% 100% 75%
Israel 84% 96% 93%
Italy 92% 97% 95%
Jamaica 73% 32% 41%
Japan 96% 98% 99%
Jordan 35% 23% 23%
Kazakhstan 63% 60% 59%
Kenya 29% 30% 32%
Kiribati 100% 100% 100%
Korea, People's Democratic Republic of 100% 100% 71%
Korea, Republic of 95% 97% 96%
Kosovo, Republic of 40% 69% 88%
Kuwait 55% 46% 56%
Kyrgyzstan 41% 35% 54%
Laos 67% 100% 50%
Latvia 80% 77% 80%
Lebanon 49% 57% 52%
Lesotho 44% 50% 60%
Liberia 15% 6% 10%
Libya 29% 38% 39%
Liechtenstein 100%    
Lithuania 77% 78% 79%
Luxembourg 97% 100% 94%
Macao SAR 93% 90% 77%
Macedonia 36% 55% 78%
Madagascar 42% 42% 63%
Madeira     100%
Malawi 41% 31% 44%
Malaysia 86% 81% 74%
Maldives, Republic of 60% 20% 60%
Mali, Republic of 36% 30% 32%
Malta 83% 100% 100%
Martinique 90% 99% 89%
Mauritania 14% 19% 30%
Mauritius 59% 52% 79%
Mayotte 100%   86%
Mexico 81% 81% 87%
Moldova 55% 52% 54%
Monaco 100% 100% 83%
Mongolia, People's Republic of 41% 48% 53%
Montenegro, Republic of 57% 87% 83%
Morocco 57% 55% 51%
Mozambique 43% 33% 69%
Myanmar (Burma) 72% 75% 42%
Namibia 27% 11% 39%
Nepal 25% 40% 71%
New Caledonia 91% 100% 91%
New Zealand 87% 93% 86%
Nicaragua 49% 30% 67%
Nigeria 17% 18% 34%
Niue 33% 0% 33%
Norway 88% 96% 85%
Oman 80% 70% 69%
Other Countries 25% 24% 20%
Pakistan 29% 33% 37%
Palestinian Authority (Gaza/West Bank) 23% 25% 16%
Panama, Republic of 81% 74% 87%
Papau New Guinea 50%   100%
Paraguay 61% 83% 85%
Peoples Republic of Benin 38% 17% 21%
People's Republic of China 85% 81% 84%
Peru 74% 67% 78%
Philippines 62% 50% 64%
Pitcairn Island 0%   0%
Poland 83% 97% 90%
Portugal 87% 89% 86%
Puerto Rico 47% 100% 100%
Qatar 59% 43% 57%
Republic of Djibouti 18% 11% 20%
Republic of Indonesia 79% 71% 72%
Republic of Ireland 93% 82% 94%
Republic of Ivory Coast 34% 26% 35%
Republic of Palau 33%   0%
Republic of South Africa 62% 59% 73%
Republic of The Marshall Islands 100%    
Republic of the Niger 37% 30% 36%
Reunion 96% 96% 91%
Romania 75% 51% 77%
Russia 73% 74% 67%
Rwanda 24% 17% 21%
Saint-Barthelemy   50%  
Saint-Martin 80% 100% 71%
San Marino 100% 100% 100%
Sao Tome and Principe   0% 60%
Saudi Arabia 59% 47% 54%
Senegal 25% 19% 26%
Serbia and Montenegro 20% 0%  
Serbia, Republic of 77% 80% 83%
Seychelles 100% 0% 0%
Sierra Leone 18% 18% 15%
Singapore 85% 94% 92%
Sint-Maarten 100% 100% 91%
Slovak Republic 95% 95% 97%
Slovenia 88% 86% 94%
Socialist Republic of Vietnam 49% 61% 70%
Solomons, The 100%    
Somalia, Democratic Republic of 8% 6% 14%
South Sudan, Republic Of 22% 20% 15%
Spain 95% 97% 96%
Sri Lanka 45% 45% 52%
St. Kitts-Nevis 84% 80% 76%
St. Lucia 68% 77% 63%
St. Pierre and Miquelon 100% 100% 100%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 79% 71% 71%
Stateless 0%    
Surinam 74% 80% 77%
Swaziland 55% 78% 63%
Sweden 84% 96% 93%
Switzerland 87% 98% 90%
Syria 27% 19% 25%
Tadjikistan 16% 33% 38%
Taiwan 92% 93% 88%
Thailand 81% 83% 83%
The Netherlands 91% 95% 93%
The Netherlands Antilles 88% 100% 100%
Tibet 50% 33% 82%
Togo, Republic of 33% 18% 15%
Tonga 50%   100%
Trinidad and Tobago, Republic of 85% 85% 71%
Tunisia 59% 64% 50%
Turkey 73% 66% 47%
Turkmenistan 21% 18% 18%
Turks and Caicos Islands 100% 50% 67%
Uganda 23% 24% 31%
Ukraine 65% 72% 76%
United Arab Emirates 59% 57% 62%
United Kingdom and Overseas Territories 89% 90% 91%
United Republic of Tanzania 59% 44% 55%
United States Minor Outlying Islands 0% 50% 0%
United States of America 84% 94% 89%
Unspecified 23%   50%
Uruguay 95% 92% 74%
Uzbekistan 34% 20% 16%
Vanuatu 100%    
Venezuela 45% 50% 57%
Virgin Islands, U.S. 100% 100% 50%
Wallis And Futuna     100%
Western Sahara 0% 50%  
Yemen, Republic of 21% 25% 18%
Zambia 40% 38% 49%
Zimbabwe 24% 26% 49%

Requestor: Abby Brown
Data source: COGNOS (MBR) extracted as of February 10, 2022
Data compiled by: OPP-DART-2022-15733

Please note that data more recent than December 31, 2021 have not been publicly released.

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