How do people react to Canada’s new study permit limitation?
Recently, Canadian Immigration Minister Mark Miller announced a cap on the number of approved study permits in Canada, a move that aroused widespread concern and heated discussion from all parties.
Supporters believe that setting a cap on study permits can solve the problems caused by the surge in the number of international students and help improve the quality and integration of international students.
Opponents believe the move is too harsh and poses a threat to the economic interests of provincial higher education institutions. Let’s take a look at what each side has to say.
British Columbia is one of the most proactive provinces in Canada. The province not only fully supports Mark Miller’s new deal, but also formulated a series of new measures to restrict the recruitment of international students by private higher education institutions.
The BC provincial education department requires higher education institutions to make tuition fees transparent and strictly implement language score requirements to ensure the quality and integration of international students.
Ontario has taken similar measures, suspending public-private school partnerships, reviewing new international admissions programs, increasing oversight of the admissions approval process, and requiring post-secondary institutions to provide dormitories for international students.
The province is concerned about new study permit caps. The governor of the province believes that the decline in the number of international students will put financial pressure on schools and lead to higher tuition fees.
There are more than 7,000 international students in Manitoba. International students can bring in an income of CAD 500 million every year and provide more than 40,000 jobs. The province believes the number of international students should be “sustainable.”
New Brunswick’s Minister of Post-Secondary Education and Minister of Immigration Arlene Dunn also has a negative view of the study permit cap. She believes that IRCC’s new measures are unfair. Not every province has encountered the problems caused by international students, but they need to bear the same consequences under the influence of the new measures.
Universities and Colleges
Canadian schools are very controversial about IRCC’s new announcement. The University of Waterloo believes this decision will have an impact on undergraduate students and will cause financial challenges for the school and the education industry.
UBC discussed how to implement the new measures. UBC stated that it will adhere to its commitment to supporting international students and continue to provide the highest quality education.
For international students, the new announcement generally raises concerns. Many students are worried that rising tuition fees will affect their studies and lives.
Dhrue Kasodariya, an Indian student at the University of Winnipeg, said that limiting the number of international students would help ease competition for jobs.
To sum up, Canada’s new study permit measures have triggered different reactions from all parties. Popular provinces basically support it, while unpopular provinces are worried about falling incomes.
What is certain is that the situation for studying and immigrating to Canada’s popular regions will become more difficult in the future.