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 Canadian language schools weather another decline in 2021 but emerge with “optimism for recovery and growth” in 2022

Canadian language schools weather another decline in 2021 but emerge with “optimism for recovery and growth” in 2022

Languages Canada has released its latest report, 2021 Annual Report on Language Education in Canada, which examines international student enrolment trends in English- and French-language programmes in 2021....

 Canadian immigration officials report surging demand in 2022

Canadian immigration officials report surging demand in 2022

Speaking at The CBIE Pan-Canadian Virtual Symposium, an online event organised last month by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), Canadian immigration officials reported that foreign enrolment...

 Canada’s reputation for safety and quality are top draws for students, survey says  

Canada’s reputation for safety and quality are top draws for students, survey says  

A newly released survey from the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) sheds light on the challenges and opportunities faced by international students in Canada “from pre-arrival planning...

 Most US colleges report increasing numbers of international student applications for 2022/23

Most US colleges report increasing numbers of international student applications for 2022/23

The Institute of International Education (IIE) has released its Spring 2022 Snapshot on International Educational Exchange, based on a survey conducted in April of 559 US higher education...

 Canada: Quebec shuts down immigration pathway for graduates of unsubsidised private colleges

Canada: Quebec shuts down immigration pathway for graduates of unsubsidised private colleges

A joint announcement from the Canadian government and Quebec’s provincial government will effectively end post-graduate work opportunities for foreign graduates of some private colleges in the Province of...

US: English language enrolments remained well below pre-pandemic levels in 2021  

The latest annual survey data from the Institute of International Education (IIE) indicates that there were 5.3% more international students in US Intensive English Programmes (IEPs) in 2021...

Latin American institutions increasingly prepared to compete for international students

In the landscape of international education, there are sometimes stories and trends that show just how much this industry can do to better the world – to make...

Visa processing delays a hurdle for major study abroad destinations this year

There is a growing disconnect between pent-up demand for study abroad and significant visa processing delays in the countries students want to study in. As a result, agents...

ICEF Podcast: Study destination Canada, live from Toronto and Montreal

In this episode of our continuing podcast series, ICEF’s Craig Riggs (editor of ICEF Monitor) and Martijn van de Veen (vice-president of business development) discuss the latest developments...

Canada: Immigration stream reopens, work permits extended for some students

The Canadian government has announced that it will provide some international students with a post-graduation work permit (PGWP) extension of 18 months, and it is also reopening an...

US extends COVID guidance around online and hybrid programmes for 2022/23 academic year

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) announced earlier this month that its March 2020 guidance for F and M visa class students, and...

Alarm sounded over low approval rates for African students hoping to study in Canada  

For educators across most leading study destinations, Africa is a highly important region in which to recruit new international students. The continent’s surging population, youthful demographics, and persistent...

US visa data indicates international enrolments down marginally in 2021

After enduring a nearly 18% drop in foreign enrolments in 2020, US educators – at least in higher education – began to see room for optimism in 2021...

International student numbers in Canada rebounded close to pre-pandemic levels in 2021  

The number of international students in Canada rebounded significantly in 2021, with a 17% increase over the previous year that effectively offsets the 17% decline from 2020. According...

Most international students in the US want to stay after graduation but worry about getting a job

How are international students feeling about studying in the US? A survey-based research report for Interstride, “Is studying in the US worth it? International students on the “value”...