British Columbia now issuing Provincial Attestation Letters for international students

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Mon, 04 Mar 2024 18:45:22 +0000

British Columbia’s provincial attestation letter (PAL) system is effective as of today, March 4, 2024. International students must submit a PAL with their study permit application to prove that they have been accepted by a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) within the limits of its allocation. The B.C. government says the provincial government issues PALs to […]

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Special immigration measures extended for Iranian nationals in Canada as temporary residents

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:00:25 +0000

Canada has announced that it will extend the special measures put in place for Iranians in Canada as temporary residents. The measures were originally announced in February 2023 as a means of supporting Iranians in Canada during a time of turmoil in Iran and set to expire last week. They will now expire as of […]

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Can I pursue co-op or internship programs as a Canadian international student?

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2024 13:00:33 +0000

Most international students across Canada are eligible for co-op and internship programs if they are enrolled in an eligible program at a Designated Learning Institution (DLI). Many Canadian post-secondary students take advantage of co-op and internship programs at their university or college to acquire industry work experience prior to graduation. For these students, this work […]

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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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Master’s students are now eligible for a 3-year work permit

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2024 14:00:34 +0000

Starting today, international students studying in master’s programs that are less than two years in length, are eligible for a three-year post-graduation work permit (PGWP). Before today, the length of an issued PGWP was correlated with the length of a program of study. However, in recognition that master’s students are placed to perform well in […]

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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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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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