Do I need a medical exam to study in Canada? 

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2024 14:00:42 +0000

Hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals apply annually for a study permit to pursue further education in Canada. In fact, studying in Canada is so popular that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently introduced a two-year cap on new international students as a measure intended to control the influx of foreign nationals. Generally, there […]

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How can I extend my stay in Canada as a student?

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2024 13:00:21 +0000

After an international student obtains a study permit, they may need to extend or change the permit during their studies in Canada. Discover your options to study in Canada A study permit expires 90 days after the end of a study program. If you do not finish your program before the date on your study […]

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Canada welcomed 471,550 new permanent residents in 2023

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2024 14:00:30 +0000

Recent data from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) shows that Canada exceeded its target for the number of permanent residents it planned to welcome in 2023. According to the most recently available IRCC backlog data, the department welcomed 471,550 new permanent residents in 2023. This is an increase of 33,950 over 2022’s 437,600. The […]

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International student populations from all over are diversifying Canada’s university programs

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Sun, 04 Feb 2024 14:00:11 +0000

A new article by Apply Board, an online platform for international student recruitment, recently released an article about the shifting landscape at Canadian universities. Discover your options to study in Canada Canada’s international student population is diversifying. Nigerians were Canada’s fastest growing international student population from January to June 2023, with 44% more study permits […]

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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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How provinces, schools, and others are responding to IRCC’s cap on international students

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2024 14:00:45 +0000

Following a major announcement by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on the 22nd of January, the Canadian government is instituting new limits on study permits for international students in 2024 and 2025. While the new changes are designed to help maintain the integrity of the international student program, provinces and other key stakeholders in […]

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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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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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Why your study or work permit may only be valid for part of your program or employment contract

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2024 13:00:44 +0000

Considering the importance of permit validity and expiration for all newcomers to Canada, this article will help foreign nationals understand why the permit they receive may not be valid for the full length of their stay in Canada. Many newcomers to this country want to ensure they maximize their time in Canada. This is especially […]

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