Eight ways to show proof of financial sufficiency as an international student in Canada

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2024 13:00:51 +0000

As an international student pursuing post-secondary education in Canada, there are multiple ways Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) allows you to prove you have enough money to come to Canada. As part of the Canadian study permit process, applicants must prove they have enough money to support themselves, as well as any family members […]

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IRCC’s action plan to address the permanent residence application backlog

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2024 13:00:05 +0000

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has released the details and deadlines of its action plan to address recommendations made in a report by the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) last October. The details, released in a recently obtained Access to Information Request, offer an insight into how IRCC will address a backlog of […]

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Immigration Minister imposes higher levels of family reunification on Quebec

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2024 14:00:57 +0000

Federal immigration minister Marc Miller has chosen to take action regarding Quebec’s family reunification levels. In a letter obtained by Radio Canada, Minister Miller—speaking to his Quebec counterpart Minister Christine Fréchette—detailed the measures that he would undertake to see that Quebec’s family reunification levels were up to the standards he felt were appropriate. Sponsor your […]

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Provinces introducing measures to improve integrity of post-secondary education for international students

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2024 14:00:32 +0000

Ontario and British Columbia have introduced new measures to improve the integrity of post-secondary education on a provincial level. The Ontario government says it will be working with sector partners and the federal government to “explore ways to further crack down on bad-actor recruiters who take advantage of international students and make dubious claims of […]

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More than one million people have a valid Canadian study permit

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2024 14:00:13 +0000

According to The Globe and Mail, Canada’s international student population now exceeds 1 million students. The Globe and Mail cited official information it received from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) which says there were 1,028,850 international students in Canada at the end of December. It also reported that there were 526,015 international students in […]

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Canada may not see any new study permit applications until March 31, 2024

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2024 19:20:21 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced reforms this week aimed at stabilizing growth and decreasing the number of new international student permits issued in 2024. IRCC is relying on provinces to help implement a cap of approximately 360,000 new study permits in 2024. Unless provinces act quickly, there are likely to be no new […]

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IRCC announces cap on admissions for international students

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2024 14:47:49 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that is implanting a temporary cap on the number of international students who are issued study visas. A release from IRCC shows that for 2024, the cap is “expected to result in approximately 360,000 approved study permits, a decrease of 35% from 2023.” Further, IRCC is introducing […]

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BREAKING: IRCC announces cap on admissions for international students

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2024 14:47:49 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that is implanting a temporary cap on the number of international students who are issued study visas. A release from IRCC shows that for 2024, the cap is “expected to result in approximately 360,000 approved study permits, a decrease of 35% from 2023.” Further, IRCC is introducing […]

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Support for immigration in Canada dropped in 2023

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2024 13:00:04 +0000

Since September, polls from Nanos, the Environics Institute and now Leger, a Canadian market research company, have all found that support for high levels of immigration to Canada has declined sharply in recent months. Immigration is the largest contributing factor to the country’s growing population. Canada’s population hit a milestone of over 40,000,000 people in […]

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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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