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canada-study-permit-rejection-rates-on-the-riseCanada: Study permit rejection rates on the rise

New data released by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) charts a distinct increase in rejection rates for international students applying for a study permit...

moroccan-and-senegalese-students-now-eligible-for-canada’s-expedited-visa-processing-systemMoroccan and Senegalese students now eligible for Canada’s expedited visa processing system

Students from Morocco and Senegal can now access Canada’s Student Direct Stream (SDS), an online system that offers faster visa processing times for students from...

Canada: New international education strategy focuses on diversification and outbound mobility

Canada’s new international education strategy includes significant funding for market diversification, with particular focus on digital recruitment...

Public sector providers an important driver of Canadian language programme growth for 2018

Newly released data reveals that enrolment in Canada’s language programmes grew by 6% from 2017 to 2018, with Canadian language schools booking a 2% increase...

Canada adds Pakistan to its expedited student visa programme

In 2018, Canada consolidated a series of pilot programmes to expedite processing for study permits (study visas) for students from selected Asian markets. In June...

Canada takes another step toward a new international education strategy

In its 2018 Fall Economic Statement, the Government of Canada announced that two of its ministries, Global Affairs Canada and Employment and Social Development Canada, would...

Canada eases application requirements for post-study work permits

International students who want to work in Canada following their studies at a Canadian institution will have more time to apply for the country’s popular...

Canada’s foreign student enrolment took another big jump in 2018

The latest student data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) describes another year of very strong growth in Canada’s international student enrolment. The number of...

China issues travel warning for Canada

So much can change in the span of one year. In early 2018, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared it the “year of China–Canada tourism,”...

Slower growth and more intense competition in global ELT market

Overall volumes of English language training, as measured in student numbers and student weeks, have been essentially flat...

Attracting students who stay

A roundup of what seven countries are doing to attract foreign students and to make it easier for them to work after graduating...

Canada: student group calls for improved supports for international students

The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA), a group representing 270,000 post-secondary students, has released a report calling for more support for international students studying...

Regional demand variations taking hold in graduate business studies

For the second year in a row, a global survey is highlighting important regional shifts in application volumes for graduate studies in business. The newly...

Up and down the table: Growth trends across major international study destinations

The past few years have been a period of increasing dynamism in the international education sector, as the following factors have combined to influence both...

Survey: International students highly satisfied with studies in Canada; many planning to stay

A recent survey conducted by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) reveals that the vast majority of international students in Canada are satisfied with...

Canadian language programmes hit double-digit growth

Enrolment in Canadian language programmes increased by just over 10% last year. The volume of student weeks also grew, by...

Saudi Arabia orders its scholarship students out of Canada

In a move that will disrupt the study programmes of thousands of students, not to mention the fall semesters at many Canadian institutions and schools,...

Canada expands biometric requirements for study permits

Canada is expanding its use of biometrics for applicants for visitor visas, work permits, study permits, or permanent residence. Effective 31 July 2018, all applicants from...

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