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International students – Thinking Port

642,000 international students: Canada now ranks 3rd globally in foreign student attraction

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 17:03:59 +0000

Canada is now the world’s third-leading destination of international students, with a staggering 642,000 foreign students. According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data, Canada’s international student population grew by 13 per cent in 2019 compared to the previous year, marking yet another year of double-digit growth. Overall, 404,000 international students saw their study […]

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Canada welcomed more than 400,000 new international students in 2019

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2020 17:53:48 +0000

Canada had yet another major year in international student recruitment as it approved 404,000 new study permits in 2019. A study permit is a document issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) that allows foreign nationals to study at a designated learning institution in Canada. The number of study permits issued is a different […]

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First francophone university in Ontario set to start classes fall 2021

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 08:27:39 +0000

International students are being invited to fill spaces in the classroom and skilled workers are being sought to populate the staff of Ontario’s first francophone university. Opening in Toronto in September 2021, the Université de l’Ontario français will offer programs in human plurality, globalized economy, urban environments, and digital cultures. Programs in management, communications, social […]

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Douglas Todd: Robots replacing Canadian visa officers, Ottawa report says

Credit to Author: Douglas Todd| Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 01:22:11 +0000

Opinion: Canada’s Immigration Department is hiding the fact machines are making the call on tens of thousands of visa applications. With far more to come.

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A look ahead: Forecasting Canada’s immigration outlook and disruptors between 2020-2029

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2020 17:57:28 +0000

The past decade was among the most eventful in Canadian immigration history. It saw a significant increase in Canada’s levels of permanent residents, international students, and foreign workers. The complete revamping of Canada’s economic class program was among other major transformations that also impacted the country’s family and refugee class programs. It is expected that […]

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Advice for international students: the importance of study permit compliance

Credit to Author: Steven Meurrens| Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 18:03:15 +0000

In 2020, over 400,000 international students at the post-secondary level in Canada will return to school.  Many will want to stay and work in Canada after graduating.  All will be subject to mandatory conditions of their stay as a student in Canada.  It is important for all international students, and especially those who wish to […]

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Douglas Todd: Canada rejecting more and more study-visa applicants

Credit to Author: Douglas Todd| Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2019 18:19:31 +0000

Analysis: Immigration officials are turning back two in five young people applying to study in Canada, with Africans suffering by far the worst rate of rejection. Large numbers from India are also getting hit.

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Looking for academic advice? Tap into information sources available around you

Credit to Author: Geneviève Beaupré and Susan Qadeer| Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2019 14:43:35 +0000

The post-secondary education system in Canada can be confusing for newcomers. Not only is it an unfamiliar system, but there are provincial as well as specific school differences. Make sure to tap into the free academic advice available around you as it could help you get answers to many questions, including admission requirements, the differences […]

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