Canada Capping Foreign Students: Reason Behind This Move

Canada Capping Foreign Students: Reason Behind This Move

There is an important news for all the students planning to go to Canada for higher studies. Canada has now set a limit for granting permits to international students. 

Under this, now only a limited number of students will get permission to study here. This has been undertaken because Canada is struggling with housing and health care problems. It is not able to make accommodation arrangements for the students.

To deal with these problems, Canada has decided that it will no longer admit more students. Only those students who can be properly accommodated will get admission.

According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, after the imposition of this ban, about 3.6 lakh students will get permits to study in Canada. As per the government reports, last year Canada issued visas to 1 million students. This restriction has been imposed for two years i.e. for the years 2024 and 2025.

Canada Capping Foreign Students: Reason Behind This Move

The new proposals will also set the limit on post Graduate work permits. This will encourage the students to return back to their native countries. Earlier the permits were seen as a quick and easy path to secure permanent residency.

Even the spouses of international students enrolled in different programmes will not be eligible. 

The government has taken such steps because there was a shortage of significant rental places and quality education was affected. 

Canada had earlier also taken steps to properly accommodate international students in the country and to keep the country’s infrastructure system in good condition. 

For this it had announced that international students will have to keep double money in their account only then they will be able to study here. For a Canada study permit, students were required to have 20,635 Canadian dollars in their account.

Canada Capping Foreign Students: Reason Behind This Move

In this regard, Immigration Minister Marc Miller said that this rule had become necessary because this was being taken advantage of in many places in Canada. 

Such accommodation and other services were being provided at exorbitant rates which they did not deserve. High tuition fees and high accommodation charges were being collected from the students.

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