It’s getting harder for international students to get a study permit to come to Canada. Refusal rates are rising for African students, university-bound students and students headed to New Brunswick, PEI and Saskatchewan.
Saudi Arabia has reversed key parts of a policy that forced thousands of international students to leave Canada just before resuming their studies this fall.
What are the key immigration issues that Saudi students should consider when deciding whether to follow their government’s request to leave Canada?
Saudi students who don’t want to leave Canada may be eligible to make a refugee claim here. That’s one of several legal options they have for staying in Canada.
Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan universities and colleges depend on Saudi students far more than institutions in other parts of Canada.