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February 1, 2024

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New uodate on students

Canada may not accept fresh study permit applications Until March 31, 2024.

This might happen unless provinces make changes quickly. The reforms this week are meant to make things steady and reduce the number of new permits given to international students in 2024.

Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has been relying on provinces to help implement the cap of approximately 360,000 new study permits in 2024.

However, prospective students may still be able to submit cap-exempt study permits.

 New study requirements for study visa application 

  • Before, you only needed a letter from your Canadian school to apply for a study permit.
  • Now, starting January 22, 2024, you also need a letter from the province or territory.
  • Send both letters together to confirm you’re accepted.
  • This helps make sure study permit applications are genuine.
  • Provinces have until March 31, 2024, to figure out how to give these letters.
  • We’re not sure if all provinces will do it on time, so there might be delays in applying for a study permit.

The following resources can help prospective international students understand the study permit process in Canada:

Chinese International Students Report Long Security Screening Times for Canada Study Permits - Canada Immigration and Visa Information. Canadian Immigration Services and Free Online Evaluation.

Applying for a study permit

  • Get acceptance and a letter from your school and province.
  • Changes in Canada: two-year limit on new study permits, depending on where you’re studying.
  • Some people are exempt, like those renewing permits or in certain education levels.
  • Post-Graduate Work Permit rules are changing from September 1, 2024 – no permit for certain programs.
  • Good news: if you finish a master’s or a short graduate program, you can now get a 3-year work permit.

Get in touch with SPS Canada

Receive professional advice on any of your questions regarding Canadian immigration. get in touch with us, experienced immigration consultants from SPS Canada. For additional information, contact support@spscanada.com (Canada) or support.amd@spscanada.com

(Ahmedabad), or by phone at (1) 905-362-9393 (Canada) or +919586226232 (Ahmedabad)




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