Elementary and Secondary school enrolment numbers are declining Ontario-wide, and in Niagara.

The following Statistics Canada table shows the significant downward trend in publicly-funded school enrolment by province, beginning in 2001.

Percentage Change in Enrolments (Headcounts) Between 2001/2002 and 2007/2008, Canada, Provinces and Territories

School enrolment trends and presence of International Students

Source: Statistics Canada
Retrieved From: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/81-595-m/2010083/c-g/c-g1.1-eng.htm

Following are projected rates of enrolment for the 2012-13 and the 2013-14 school year for both the District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) and the Niagara Catholic District School Board (NCDSB).

School Board in Niagara Combined Elementary and Secondary Enrolment, 2012-2013 School Year (est) Combined Elementary and Secondary Enrolment, 2013-2014 School Year (est)
DSBN 33,000 32,800
NCDSB 21,535 21,121

School enrolment trends and presence of International Students
NCDSB Statistics



School enrolment trends and presence of International Students
DSBN Statistics

Source: DSBN and NCDSB websites and personal correspondence

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Brock University had a total of 18,688 students enrolled as of November, 2013. This included 16,151 full-time student numbers of 14,853 undergraduates and 1,298 graduate students. A total of 2,537 part-time students at Brock includes 2,146 undergraduates and 391 graduate students.

Brock Co-op is Canada’s fifth-largest co-op program, and the third largest in the province. More than 2,800 students participate annually; the program achieves close to 100 per cent work-term placement.

Source: Brock University Institutional Analysis and Planning
Retrieved From: http://www.brocku.ca/webfm_send/30297

International Students in Niagara
Increasing numbers of international students are paying to attend schools in Niagara, and school boards and post-secondary institutions are entering into global partnerships for exchanging learning. Niagara College and Brock University are welcoming thousands of regular course and ESL (English as a Second Language) students from around the world into our community.

A November, 2013 DSBN finance report showed that international students pay a total of over $1 million annually to attend DSBN schools. In 2013-14, there were 61 foreign students enrolled full-time at DSBN schools; in 2012-13, there were 48. In 2012-13, revenue from students here on visas and eLearning courses for Grade 12 students paid a total of $1.3 million, with net revenue of $468,000; in 2011-2012 total revenue from this source was $925,000.

Source: DSBN
Retrieved From: http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2013/11/26/dsbn-gets-budget-lift-from-international-students

Brock University’s total student population as of September 2014 is 18,825, and its International Student population as of September, 2014 is 2,408, including ESL (English as a Second Language), Undergraduate and Graduate students.

Source: Brock University
Retrieved From: http://www.brocku.ca/about/why/brock-facts and

Niagara College has an annual enrolment of more than 9,000 full-time students and more than 15,000 Continuing Education registrants. The college’s International Student population is 2,350, including ESL and English for academic preparation (Eap).

Source: Niagara College
Retrieved From: http://www.niagaracollege.ca/content/CorporateInformation/AboutNiagaraCollege.aspx

Note to Reader: more detail about international students in Niagara is included in the “People Getting Started in the Niagara Community” Sector of the Living in Niagara-2014 report.

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