Twenty years of growing numbers of international students in Canada came to a screeching halt last year as the COVID-19 pandemic led to the first drop in decades in the number of study permits issued by Ottawa. In 2020, the travel restrictions imposed by governments to curb the spread of COVID-19 led to an almost
Canadians want their border with the United States to stay closed despite calls from Americans to re-open it and the United States’ faster pace of vaccination against COVID-19, an Angus Reid poll reveals. “We’re all eager to be able to travel again,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said recently. “But I think we’re all going to
Quebec says certain international students who have completed their programs can start work while their application for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) is being processed. The right to start work is specifically for International students whose Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) and study permit expire on December 31 this year after being automatically extended due to COVID-19.
Recent changes to Canada’s immigration regulations that came into effect on January 1st, 2015 have placed international graduates from Canadian universities at a disadvantage. Many were seeking to qualify for Canadian permanent residence. In the past, foreign students with work experience in Canada enjoyed an advantage over other applicants when seeking permanent residence. The new