A big blow to students dreaming of studying in Canada, the Trudeau government has cut visa permits by up to 35 percent.
Bad news has come out for Indian students who are dreaming of studying in Canada. The Trudeau government has decided to cut student visa permits by 35 percent. This cap will reduce the number of permits to 364,000 in 2024. This decision of the Canadian federal government will have a big impact on Indian students. Canada issued a record 5 lakh 79 thousand 75 study visas in 2023. The 2025 limit will be reviewed again later this year.
The Minister of Immigration announced
Canadian Immigration Minister Mark Miller has announced that graduate passes from personal calls will not get work permits. Which will have the biggest impact on Indian students. It should be said that the Canadian government has decided to cap international students. Canada has announced a two-year limit on student visas.
More than 3,40,000 Indian students in Canada
According to a CBC News report, the current estimate is that more than 3,00,000 Indian students came to Canada in 2023. There are over 3,40,000 Indian students in Canada. Meanwhile, the number of international students in Canada has crossed one million. Following the Covid-19 pandemic, Canada issued a record 5,79,075 study visas in 2023.
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In 2023, the number of students reached 10 lakh
As a result, the number of international students increased from 6,17,250 in 2021 to over one million by December 2023. Due to this, housing problem has arisen in the country. The government is facing criticism for this. According to media reports, the Government of Canada is planning to cut study visas. Currently, educational institutions in Canadian provinces are free to admit any number of international students.