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 New data shows spike in international applications and first-time students for US graduate programmes

New data shows spike in international applications and first-time students for US graduate programmes

International applications to US graduate programmes increased by 12% in fall 2021 according to the International Graduate Applications and Enrollment: Fall 2021 report from the Council of Graduate...

 Continuing visa delays putting Canada’s competitiveness at risk

Continuing visa delays putting Canada’s competitiveness at risk

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) processed 360,000 study permit applications between 1 January and 31 July 2022, and projected recently that it would handle another 104,000 applications...

 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Canada sets record-breaking new immigration targets with international graduates a priority

Canada is expanding its immigration programme to accept larger numbers of new permanent residents, and this means more opportunities for international students in the country to remain after...

Canada expands list of approved vaccines

The Government of Canada has announced an expansion of its list of COVID-19 vaccines that travellers can receive in order to be considered fully vaccinated for the purpose...

Canadian immigration reports surge in study permit applications in 2021

New applications for Canadian study permits fell by nearly half in 2020 – compared to 2019 – as the pandemic took hold. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data indicates...

Canadian post-secondary institutions announce COVID vaccine requirements for 2021/22

As students begin returning to Canadian university and college campuses this fall, they are checking not only their programme requirements and class schedules but also the COVID vaccine...