Alberta is killing one of the easiest ways for international students to immigrate to Canada.
Students and their immigration advisors now have proof that Ottawa won’t penalize Ontario college students for taking the tuition refund.
Ontario has closed down permanent resident applications for 2017, but students who have already applied will be processed in 2018.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has removed bad information about the impact of traveling after graduation. The inaccurate information affected more than 50,000 international students who apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit in Canada each year.
International students in Ontario colleges will get all their money back — including high international differential premiums — if they withdraw from the fall term because of the strike.
Important advice about the Post-Graduation Work Permit is wrong on the federal government website. Recent graduates won’t lose their ability to work if they leave the country after applying for a Post-Graduation Work Permit and then return.
International students will not lose their immigration status if they accept Ontario’s offer to refund college tuition and restart their studies in January. Important details about how the strike affects students’ immigration status have been clarified by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
One in every six students in Atlantic Canada is an international students, but the rates vary a lot by university and by province. New Brunswick is losing foreign students, but Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador are gaining international students.
Thirteen years ago, Weiqing Li married a woman he didn’t know just so he could stay in Canada and reduce his university tuition. It almost cost him his future in Canada. Li explains why others should not make the same mistake.
International students in Atlantic Canada should get better and longer work permits than students in the rest of Canada as part of a strategy to boost immigration to the region. (Members only until Nov. 13)