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 Canada extends flexible rules for post-graduate work permits through end of year

Canada extends flexible rules for post-graduate work permits through end of year

In a move that had been widely anticipated over the last month, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that more flexible rules for student eligibility for...

 Canada eases immigration rules to allow incoming students to begin studies online

Canada eases immigration rules to allow incoming students to begin studies online

There is more reassuring news for international students who have received a study permit for Canada for spring 2020. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced those...

 Country briefing: Canada confirms travel exemption and emergency assistance for eligible international students

Country briefing: Canada confirms travel exemption and emergency assistance for eligible international students

Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series of country-specific briefings that we will publish in the coming weeks on major study destinations and sending markets...

 Canada grants travel exemption to international students

Canada grants travel exemption to international students

On 16 March, Canada announced that it was closing its border to all travellers, except for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and, for a brief time, American citizens. On...

 Adjusting to the new normal of international travel

Adjusting to the new normal of international travel

As the global response to the COVID-19 virus continues to mount, the situation with respect to international travel is anything but normal. The landscape is very fluid at...

Canada had another strong year of growth in 2019

New data shows that Canada is now behind only the US and Australia – and essentially vying with the UK for third place – among the world’s top...

Canada: New visa pilot aims to reduce processing time for Nigerian students

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), has announced a new pilot project – Nigeria Student Express (NSE) – that is geared at reducing study permit processing times for...

Canada’s K-12 schools prioritise new markets for enrolment growth

The number of international primary and secondary students coming to CAPS-I (Canadian Association of Public Schools – International) member schools to study for four months or longer grew...

Slowing in Chinese commencements for most major study destinations

Educators and governments in the major English-speaking study destinations – Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States – have known for some years that the flow of...

Canadian immigration officials share operational updates

Officials from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) shared a number of important operational updates for Canada’s study permit (student visa) programme this week at the 2019 conference...

Canada: 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 (i.e., a study...

Moroccan 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 certain countries. Morocco...

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 in student weeks...

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 of that year,...