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Our journalists bring you the latest news and deepest analysis about Canadian immigration policy as it relates to international students.





STEM students to get special immigration program

STEM students to get special immigration program

Manitoba is launching Canada’s first fast-track immigration program for international students who have a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math.

The new International Education Stream is only for international students who have studied in Manitoba.


Students from Romania, Bulgaria don’t need visas

Students from Romania, Bulgaria don’t need visas

Citizens of Romania and Bulgaria no longer need a Temporary Resident Visa to enter Canada. Travellers who arrive by air will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA), but Romanian and Bulgarian citizens who cross the border by car, foot or by train only need a...

BC students to get a break on health care, sort of

BC students to get a break on health care, sort of

International students will soon pay less for their BC health plans, but are excluded from steeper discounts offered to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The monthly cost of BC’s MSP (health insurance) plan will drop by 50 percent on January.





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