April 9, 2019 – U.S. International student enrollment declined for a second consecutive year in 2018 as Canada attracted growing numbers of study permit holders. Experts say the process of applying for a U.S. study visa has become increasingly difficult, with many considering Canada as their backup plan. Canada’s system of Post Graduation Work Permit
April 5, 2019 – The number of Indian citizens in Canada on Study Permitshas spiked by nearly 350 per cent in the last five years, the latest figures show. Indians rose above above Chinese citizens as the number one nationality of Study Permit holders in 2018, as numbers increased to 172,625 from 38,460 in 2014.
February 15, 2019 – The number of Study Permit holders in Canada swelled to well over half a million in 2018, government figures show. On December 31, 2018, there were 572,415 Study Permit holders here, a 16 per cent rise on the 492,425 recorded in 2018. The figures cover students from high schools, colleges
February 15, 2019 – Nova Scotia is close to hitting its 2024 target of retaining 10 per cent of international students in the province after they graduate. The Atlantic province reports the retention figure hit 9.4 per cent in 2018, up from 5 per cent in 2014. Through innovative immigration policies, such as Nova Scotia
November 26, 2018 – Canada has seen an increase in the number of international students transitioning to permanent residence. More than 1,000 more former Study Permit holders became permanent residents in 2017 compared to 2016. Federal government figures show more than 9,400 former students became permanent residents in 2017, compared with 8,250 in 2016.
The number of international students transitioning to Canadian permanent residence is rising – and the numbers could increase sharply in 2018. Federal government figures for 2017 show 9,410 candidates who previously held Study Permits as international students became permanent residents, up from 8,250 in 2016. Meanwhile, in 2017, 36 per cent of all Invitations to
October 25, 2018 – A move to restrict U.S. international student visas by the Trump administration is set to further enhance the draw of Canada as a study-abroad destination. While America is about to imposed fixed time limits on student visas for the first time, Canada is setting about doing all it can to attract
October 17, 2018 – Canada is enjoying surging success in attracting international students through innovative study permit programs, including an established post-graduation work permit program and a clear pathway to permanent residence. The federal government has developed a strategy not only to attract foreign students, but to allow them to stay and build careers in
August 28, 2018 – Canada’s targeting of the best skilled workers and international students in the last two years is having a significant impact. In the competition with the U.S. for top foreign talent, Canada is making ground in important areas: University enrollments from international students are up. The technology industry is growing. Applications from
August 22, 2018 – Canada’s network of immigration programs includes a multitude of opportunities for international graduates to apply for permanent residence after study. The international graduate provision is spearheaded by the federal Express Entry system, which includes specific points for Canadian education. Elsewhere, the employer-driven Atlantic Immigration Pilot has a specific stream for international