May 13, 2019 – Canada’s visa application process means qualified study permit candidates from certain countries are being turned away on security grounds. Critics say the security checks are so tough it has become almost impossible to obtain study in Canada visas for applicants from countries including Pakistan and Nigeria. Figures from 2015 show a
May 3, 2019 – Candidates to study in Canada via the Student Direct Stream (SDS) will have their Study Permit applications processed in 20 days under a new service standard introduced by immigration authorities. The Canadian government has moved to centralize processing for the expedited processing program that targets candidates living in China, India, Philippines
April 23, 2019 – Canada already has record numbers of international students, but the federal government is working with colleges and universities to attract even more study in Canada candidates. Representatives from educational institutions are working with government officials to develop a strategy to target growth markets for the Canada study permit. Target countries include
April 10, 2019 – Prospective study in Canada candidates planning to stay and work here after graduation are being warned they need to make sure both their chosen course and institution are eligible. Candidates only meet the requirements for Canada’s Post-Graduation Work Permit if they graduate from a designated learning institution in a PGWP-eligible program.
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