Aug 30, 2019 – Canada is expanding the Student Direct Stream (SDS) for expedited Study Permit processing to include international students from Senegal and Morocco. Study Permit applicants from the two new countries will have access to SDS, which features an average processing time of less than three weeks, from September 9, 2019. Senegal and
Aug 27, 2019 – Canada’s federal government has announced plans to spend $148 million over five years to attract international students to study in Canada from a greater variety of countries. Of the 572,415 Canada Study Permit holders at the end of 2018, 55 per cent (or 315,610) came from India or China. Now the
Jul 29, 2019 – Pakistanis wishing to study in Canada have been added to the list of nationalities covered under the Student Direct Stream. The federal government move gives candidates applying for a Canada Study Permit from the Asian country access to 20-day standard processing. Pakistan joins China, India, Philippines and Vietnam as the five
Jun 18, 2019 – International students say they have no choice but to work more than they are allowed in order to afford to study in Canada. With approaching 575,000 study permit holders in Canada at the end of 2018, questions are being raised about whether the number is sustainable. Many have admitted working more
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.