According to Federal Statistics, India is the top source of international students in Canada surpassing China. During the year 2016, 43,740 study permit applications were approved by the Immigration officials compared to 32,739 study permit applications of Chinese students. The same trend seems to be continuing for the year 2017 as well. Immigration officials approved 6,928 study permit applications of Indian students cleared in the first quarter of the year compared to 3,794 study permits from Chinese students. For many years, China has been the top exporter for international students to Canada and dominated the international enrollment but with the benefit of 2010 pilot program, Indian students could fast-tracked their application to Canada.