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🌐 Important Update for Future International Students: Canadian immigration measures revised to stabilize growth🌍

Updated: Feb 1

Canada is implementing crucial policy changes to regulate the influx of international students, ensuring sustainable growth and effective support for genuine students. Here's a breakdown of the recently revised Canadian immigration measures and their impact on the future of international education:

  1. Intake Cap (2024): A two-year cap has been imposed on international student permit applications as of January 22, 2024, resulting in a 35% decrease (360,000 permits).

  2. Provincial Involvement: Provinces and territories will receive allocations for study permits, ensuring fair distribution based on population.

  3. Exemptions: Study permit renewals, master’s and doctoral programs, and elementary/secondary education remain unaffected, promoting fairness.

  4. Assessment: The impact of these measures will be reassessed at the end of 2024, emphasizing a collaborative approach with provinces and territories.

  5. Post-Graduation Work Permit Changes (Sept 1, 2024): Students in curriculum licensing arrangements will no longer be eligible for post-graduation work permits. Master’s graduates will benefit from extended post-graduation work permits of 3 years, addressing previous limitations.

  6. Spousal Work Permits: Open work permits for spouses will now be limited to master’s and doctoral programs.

Province of British Columbia's Response: Minister of Post-Secondary Education for British Columbia, Selina Robinson announced on January 29th that new institutions will be banned from enrolling international students for two years. Additional guidelines for existing schools will include language requirements and more frequent inspections to ensure proper resourcing and greater value in the delivery of post-secondary education to international students in Canada.

If you are an international student considering Canada as a study destination, don't be daunted by these changes! They aim to make the study abroad process more credible and sustainable in the long term. We encourage you to pursue your dream and consult with experts like CareerQuest to help you make an informed decision about studying in Canada.

Stay tuned for updates from IRCC and follow our social media pages and blog posts for further insights on the attestation letter process by each province. Your Canadian education journey continues with CareerQuest! 📚✈️

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