SAIT partners with BorderPass to streamline study permit processing for international students

Credit to Author: SAIT| Date: Tue, 07 May 2024 15:31:37 +0000

The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) is working with BorderPass to make it easier for international students to navigate the study permit process with a new partnership. This partnership will enable new international students at SAIT to access a trusted online platform that will offer complementary services to those provided by SAIT’s International Centre. […]

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Alberta and Manitoba begin issuing Provincial Attestation Letters

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2024 17:44:32 +0000

Alberta and Manitoba have begun issuing Provincial Attestation Letters (PALs) to international students who have been accepted to schools in their provinces. Both provinces have begun issuing PALs through Designated Learning Institutions (DLIs) in their jurisdictions. DLIs are the only schools in Canada that are approved to accept international students. Details are not currently available […]

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Will a gap year impact my chances for acceptance at a Canadian school?

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2024 12:00:48 +0000

Having a break in between studies is often a normal part of student life as individuals pursue work, travel, and other opportunities in between stints within a classroom. Can these breaks impact an application to a Canadian school? The short answer is no, but applicants must take certain precautions to explain this break and ensure […]

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IRCC sets cap on the number of study permit applications it will consider in 2024

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Sat, 03 Feb 2024 14:00:50 +0000

Following Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC’s) announcement on the 22nd of January, the department has also set a cap on the number of study permit applications it will consider in 2024. According to ministerial instructions released by IRCC, the department will consider a maximum of 606,250 study permit applications in 2024. This cap is […]

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FAQs around IRCC’s study permit announcement

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2024 14:00:08 +0000

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) made impactful changes to Canada’s international student program on January 22nd, imposing a new cap on study permit approvals for 2024 and implementing a new provincial attestation letter policy for international students applying for their study permit. In the wake of these announcements, prospective international students have been left […]

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How to go from a Canadian study permit to Canadian permanent residence

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2024 13:00:22 +0000

International students who are studying in Canada can apply for permanent resident status while studying in Canada or after graduating from their study program. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration There are many options for international students in Canada who wish to become a permanent resident, provided they meet the requirements and eligibility […]

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How many international students transitioned to permanent residence in 2023?

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2024 14:00:28 +0000

2023 proved another landmark year for Canadian immigration, with increasing immigration levels continuing to support the country’s demographic and labour market needs. One of the biggest groups of new permanent residents Canada welcomes every year are former international students, who come to study in Canada and are given the opportunity to build eligibility for Canadian […]

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Canada’s immigration minister calls on provinces to “rein in” number of international students

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2024 14:00:59 +0000

Recent comments from Immigration Minister Marc Miller have highlighted the role of Canada’s provinces in the number of international students in the country. The minister told CTV news that Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has some concerns about the volume of international students in Canada and said some provinces have not been doing their […]

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Five things to do in your first week as an international student in Canada

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2023 12:00:16 +0000

Coming to Canada as an international student is a big step for many people and this article will outline a few of the key steps that a newcomer pursuing their education must take in their first week in this country. Many international students come to this country with the intention of staying in Canada long-term. […]

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What are my options if I need to defer my enrollment after obtaining my Canadian study permit?

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2023 13:00:21 +0000

In some situations, international students in this country may need – or be required by their Canadian Designated Learning Institution (DLI) – to defer their program’s start date to the following semester. This could be the case for a multitude of reasons, including but not limited to: Family emergency Wanting to accumulate more funds Note: […]

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