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

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   

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  

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 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

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...

Study measures the wider economic impact of Canada’s language education sector

A new study commissioned by peak body Languages Canada aims to establish the cumulative economic impact associated with language students who go on to post-secondary study. The report,...

Canada announces further easing of border restrictions for vaccinated travellers

Earlier this month, the Canadian government began allowing fully vaccinated international students into Canada without requiring them to complete a 14-day quarantine. Now – in a move that...

Canada adds Latin American and Caribbean countries to expedited student visa programme

Canada announced a significant expansion of its Student Direct Stream (SDS) on 9 July 2021, with students from seven new countries throughout the Americas now eligible to participate...

Canada: Fully vaccinated international students eligible for exemption from quarantine

The Canadian government has announced that beginning 5 July at 11:59 pm ET, fully vaccinated Canadians and permanent residents – as well as international students – will be...

Canada’s language school enrolments down by 56% in 2020; “incremental recovery” anticipated this year

Canada’s language training centres hosted 56% fewer international students in 2020. Total student weeks were down by 49%, but the average length of stay increased by 16% to...

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...

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...

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...