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 Canada opens new immigration pathway for international graduates

Canada opens new immigration pathway for international graduates

The Canadian government has announced a new pathway to permanent residence for over 90,000 essential workers and international graduates already in the country. Eligible essential workers are those...

 US ends suspension of working visa programmes amid calls for restoration of visa processing services

US ends suspension of working visa programmes amid calls for restoration of visa processing services

In June 2020, former US President Trump issued a directive entitled the Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the US Labor Market Following the...

 Will more colleges require vaccinations for students returning to campus in September 2021?

Will more colleges require vaccinations for students returning to campus in September 2021?

President Biden’s ambitious COVID vaccination targets and determination to beat back the virus have prompted one US university – Rutgers – to announce that it will require students...

 International student enrolment in the US fell by nearly 18% in 2020

International student enrolment in the US fell by nearly 18% in 2020

A new report from the US Customs and Immigration Student and Exchange Visitor Program paints a clear picture of the impact of COVID on international enrolment in the...

 Canada’s foreign enrolment fell nearly 17% in 2020

Canada’s foreign enrolment fell nearly 17% in 2020

New data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reveals the impact of the pandemic on Canada’s foreign enrolment in 2020. IRCC reports that, as of 31 December...

US graduate programmes report 39% fewer international commencements in fall 2020

Graduate programmes across the US suffered steep first-time enrolment declines among international students in fall 2020, especially at the master’s level, according to data from the Council of...

Canada: International students can complete studies online and still be eligible for post-study work permit

International students enrolled in Canadian post-secondary institutions will now be able to apply for Canada’s popular Post-Graduation Work Program (PGWP) regardless of how much of their programme is...

Canada toughens testing and quarantine requirements for international arrivals

Editor’s note: This article has been updated and expanded to reflect current government guidance around the now-active testing and quarantine rules (as of 21 February) as well as...

New Biden presidency offers hope to international students and educators in the US

The United States has a new President and Vice President, and the new administration will usher in an entirely different policy agenda and approach to relations with the...

Canada announces extension for international students with post-graduation work permits

Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Marco Mendicino, has announced that international graduates with post-graduation work permits (PGWPs) that have expired or are about to expire are...

Canada requires international travellers to show negative COVID test

In a move that has left airlines and booking agents scrambling, the Government of Canada announced on 31 December that all international travellers must present a negative COVID...

Surveys show foreign enrolment declines in the US in 2019/20 and impact of COVID-19

The Institute of International Education’s (IIE) annual Open Doors survey, released today, shows that in the academic year 2019/20, total international enrolments in US higher education institutions fell...

Biden presidency offers hope for both US educators and foreign students

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’s electoral win this past weekend in the United States is encouraging US educators to hope that a more favourable political...

Changing tactics: How destination marketing organisations are adapting during the pandemic

A feature webinar at ICEF Berlin showcased how three well-established destination marketing organisations (DMOs) have adjusted their marketing efforts during the pandemic. The variety in approach reflects that...

Report urges US educators to innovate in the face of declining international enrolments

A new NAFSA report says that because international enrolment in the US is no longer following a growth trajectory, higher education institutions in the country must embrace new...