- Canada announced plans to implement measures that will strengthen the country’s International Student Program and aim to protect students against fraud
The government of Canada announced plans to implement measures that will strengthen the country’s International Student Program and aim to protect students against fraud. To achieve this, the government will introduce the following measures:
- Beginning December 1, 2023, post-secondary Designated Learning Institutions (DLIs) will be required to confirm every applicant’s letter of acceptance directly with IRCC
- In time for the fall 2024 semester, IRCC will adopt a “recognized institution” framework to benefit post-secondary DLIs that set a higher standard for services, support, and outcomes for international students. These DLIs will benefit, for example, from the priority processing of study permits for applicants who plan to attend their school
- In the coming months, IRCC will complete an assessment of Post-Graduation Work Permit Program criteria and begin introducing reforms to calibrate it better to meet the needs of the Canadian labor market, as well as regional and Francophone immigration goals
What are the Changes?
The government of Canada will introduce new measures aimed at better protecting foreign national students entering the country. These measures will be presented in phases over the coming months.
Continue to check the government of Canada’s website for the latest updates and information.
Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Government of Canada