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Do you want to study in Canada in 2024?

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  • 07 Feb 2024
  • Gepsi

Do you want to study in Canada in 2024?

The September 2024 intakes in Canada are now open, and things are in full swing!

We understand that this process might come with loads of questions—admissions deadlines, program choices, visa procedures, you name it! With the recent changes in the IRCC has put forth crucial changes that are bound to impact the journey of international students.

Temporary Cap on International Students: Canada announces temporary cap on international students. 360,000 students will be allowed in 2024. The caps, however, will not impact current study permit holders, those seeking permit renewals, and individuals pursuing master’s and doctoral degree which indicates that the cream profiles will be given preference.

Attestation Letter Requirement for Study Permit Applications: Starting January 22, 2024, every study permit application submitted to IRCC will also require an attestation letter from a province or territory (PT). PTs are expected to establish a process for issuing these letters by March 31, 2024 for undergrad courses.

Changes to Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) Eligibility: Starting September 2024, international students in curriculum licensing arrangements won’t qualify for the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP). Curriculum licensing involves attending a private college which is licensed to deliver a public college’s curriculum, often seen as a public-private partnership.

Spousal Work Permit Updates: Open work permits will continue to be available for spouses of international students enrolled in master’s and doctoral programs. However, the spouses of international students enrolled in other levels of study, including undergraduate and college programs, will no longer be eligible for open work permits.

In the middle of these adjustments, the role of a consultant approved by the Canadian government becomes even more important. Professionals have a thorough understanding of the immigration policies and a deep understanding of visa officers’ operating manuals. Obtaining professional advice can greatly increase the chances of a successful visa application, especially in light of the anticipated increase in the percentage of visa refusals in the upcoming months.

Though it won’t last long, the September 2024 intake window is now open! The programs are gearing up for the upcoming academic year, seats are filling up quickly. Applying right now will increase your chances of being accepted.

Seize the opportunity to shape your Canadian academic journey amidst these changes. As you embark on this transformative journey, remember that knowledge is your greatest ally. Stay informed, seek guidance, and approach the challenges ahead with resilience. Together, we can overcome any obstacles that may arise, ensuring a smooth and successful transition to your academic pursuits in Canada.

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