IRCC officials discuss study permit backlog and new recommendations at CBIE symposium

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 12:00:37 +0000

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is reporting an unprecedented surge in demand for study permits from international students. According to ICEF Monitor, the numbers are continuing to increase as pandemic restrictions are loosen around the globe and students are returning to Canada to begin or complete their post-secondary education. The increase in applications for […]

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A look at international tuition fee exemptions in Quebec

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2022 17:00:50 +0000

To encourage international students to undertake post-secondary studies in the province, Quebec offers special international tuition exemptions for students coming from abroad. In general, international students who come to Quebec on a study permit to attend a public college and obtain a degree must pay tuition fees specific to international students. These fees vary from […]

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Survey: International students choose Canada for its reputation as a safe and inclusive country

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2022 17:00:30 +0000

The Canadian Board of International Education (CBIE) has recently released the results of their 2021 annual international student survey. The survey contains data from over 41,000 students from 67 Canadian educational institutions. International students provided input on their experiences with all aspects of studying in Canada. They answered questions about why they decided to study […]

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Canada’s immigration backlog jumps to 2.4 million persons

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2022 10:26:37 +0000

IRCC’s backlog has grown to 2.4 million persons. The backlog has grown by 257,499 persons over the past month, largely due to a significant increase in temporary residence applications. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration The citizenship inventory stands at 394,664 applications as of June 1, 2022. The permanent residence inventory stands at […]

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Private Quebec college graduates no longer eligible for PGWP starting September 2023

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 07 Jun 2022 17:55:41 +0000

Graduates of unsubsidized private learning institutions in Quebec will no longer be eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) starting September 1, 2023. The measure is intended to protect the integrity of the international student program in Quebec, according to the federal government. In recent years, investigations by journalists and the Quebec’s Ministry of Higher […]

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Canada set to welcome over 500,000 newcomers this summer

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2022 14:40:55 +0000

Upon first imposing COVID travel restrictions in March 2020, Canada prevented many newcomers from being able to enter the country. There were some exceptions, such as those who received permanent residence and study permit approval prior to the restrictions taking effect, as well as those approved under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Canada gradually lifted […]

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How to get a Canadian study permit

Credit to Author: Gabriel Dumitrascu| Date: Mon, 16 May 2022 12:30:39 +0000

Last year, Canada welcomed 450,000 new international students, an all-time record. Among the reasons Canada is so attractive to international students include the country’s high-quality of education, safety, security, and multiculturalism. Canada allows international students to work during their studies and be eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) after completing their program. The PGWP […]

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Canada providing charter flights to facilitate the arrival of Ukrainian refugees

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 13 May 2022 14:30:16 +0000

Over the next few weeks, Ukrainians who have been approved under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET)  and their family members will have access to chartered flights to Canada. Those who have obtained their visa to come to Canada under the CUAET will receive an email from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) with details […]

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IRCC updates processing times tool to provide more accurate information

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2022 19:59:57 +0000

On March 31, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced major updates to the government’s online processing times tool.  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) clients can now see more accurate estimates of how long it will take to process their application.  Most permanent resident and citizenship services will now use dynamic processing times. New calculations will […]

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Canada welcomed 450,000 new international students in 2021, an all-time record

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2022 12:00:23 +0000

Canada saw nearly 450,000 new study permits take effect last year, a staggering figure that easily broke the previous all-time record set in 2019. Prior to the pandemic, Canada saw just over 400,000 new study permits take effect before the figure fell to just over 255,000 in 2020. Last year’s total represents a doubling compared […]

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