Canada Processing Study Permits For International Students At Record Pace

Canada Processing Study Permits For International Students At Record Pace

Immigration officers in Canada are processing examine permits for worldwide college students at a document tempo with virtually 360,000 of those functions accomplished this 12 months as of the tip of July.

That’s up 18.4 per cent over the roughly 304,000 accomplished through the comparable interval final 12 months which was itself a record-breaking 12 months.

“We’ve finalized virtually 560,000 examine allow functions in 2021. Beating the earlier document from 2019 by 31 per cent,” reveals Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on its new web site to offer updates on the processing of functions.

In its bid to clear its backlogs, the IRCC expanded the Pupil Direct Stream (SDS) which permits it to course of examine allow functions from worldwide college students to seven extra international locations in 2021.

The steam initially had 4 international locations collaborating – China, India, the Philippines and Vietnam – and was expanded to incorporate Pakistan, Morocco and Senegal in 2019.

Then, in July final 12 months, the IRCC expanded the SDS once more additionally to incorporate:

  • Antigua and Barbuda;
  • Brazil;
  • Colombia;
  • Costa Rica;
  • Peru;
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and;
  • Trinidad and Tobago.

Worldwide college students utilizing the SDS, which was first launched in 2018, are purported to get their functions processed inside 20 days and should present their biometrics as quickly as potential.

“Our nation’s numerous and inclusive society, high-quality instructional establishments and alternatives to work or immigrate after commencement have made Canada a number one vacation spot of alternative for college kids from all over the world,” mentioned then-Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino in July final 12 months.

The worldwide pandemic has brought about disruptions and misery for everybody, together with worldwide college students.

“By increasing the Pupil Direct Stream to a extra numerous vary of potential college students, now we have nice optimism that worldwide schooling will recuperate, and certainly flourish, as Canada emerges from the pandemic.”

Hiring Blitz At IRCC Seeks To Carry On 1,250 Extra Workers By Autumn

Confronted with a mounting backlog of functions on the IRCC, the Canadian immigration division has been on a hiring blitz to convey aboard one other 1,250 staff by this autumn to chop processing occasions.

There may be unprecedented curiosity in Canada as a vacation spot for newcomers from all over the world,” mentioned Fraser in late August.

“A well-run immigration system helps our communities’ futures and permits our industries to faucet into the important expertise and new enterprise alternatives to allow them to proceed to develop and stay aggressive. We are going to proceed to take steps to strengthen immigration, for the advantage of our companies, our economic system, and all Canadians.”

The IRCC has additionally prolonged the period of time worldwide college students can take their programs on-line of their dwelling international locations and nonetheless qualify for a Put up-Graduate Work Allow (PGWP) later.

“Distance studying measures have been prolonged to Aug. 31, 2023,” introduced the IRCC final month. “However they’re being lowered in scope.

“As we transition again to pre-pandemic necessities, we encourage worldwide college students to come back again to Canada. A transition interval is out there for many who may have a while to take action.”

On-line Studying Prolonged For One other Yr For PGWP

Worldwide college students learning on-line from overseas or who submit a examine allow software no later than Aug. 31, 2022, will proceed to have the ability to full as much as 100 per cent of their program on-line with out affecting their eligibility for PGWP.

After that, examine time accomplished from overseas beginning on Sept. 1, 2023, might be deducted from the size of their PGWP, no matter once they started their research.

The extension of short-term distance studying measures will have an effect on these beginning packages from the start of this tutorial 12 months, as early as Sept. 1, 2022, via to the tip of the summer time examine session subsequent 12 months, on Aug. 31, 2023.

Beneath these measures not more than 50 per cent of the credit earned will be accomplished outdoors Canada to stay eligible for a PGWP.

On its web site, the IRCC claims there have been now solely 2.4 million functions in its stock on the finish of July, down from about 2.62 million roughly midway via that month.

Opposition events within the Canadian Parliament have repeatedly criticized the ruling Liberals for the large backlog of functions on the IRCC.

Final month, Fraser took exception to the characterization of all the functions on the IRCC being described as a “backlog” and insisted that solely these functions that had been past the service requirements had been rightful to be thought of the backlog.

By that definition, although, Canada was nonetheless going through a backlog of 1.3 million functions that had been there for longer than the service customary.

41% of short-term residence functions had been nonetheless in backlog at finish of July

That included 580,000 functions for short-term residence, 303,300 for everlasting residence, and 246,000 citizenship functions.

Which means 41 per cent of short-term residence functions, 47 per cent of everlasting residence functions and 65 per cent of citizenship functions had been then past the service requirements set by the IRCC.

“We’re taking motion to cut back the backlogs of functions inside our inventories,” states the IRCC on its web site. “Our purpose is to course of 80 per cent of functions inside our service requirements.

This enables for anticipated delays in some very complicated circumstances or after we want extra data from our shoppers earlier than we are able to finalize their recordsdata.”

In August, India, the largest supply of latest everlasting residents to Canada, known as on Ottawa to assist its worldwide college students so they may come and study in Canadian schools and universities this autumn.

Lately, Canada has emerged as a most popular vacation spot for Indian college students for post-secondary schooling,” the Excessive Fee of India famous in an advisory.

Presently, greater than 230,000 college students from India enrolled in post-secondary establishments in Canada are making a constructive contribution to the Canadian economic system, together with via an estimated $4 billion (in American {dollars}) in tuition charges.”

On the trade fee in impact on Aug. 25, that U.S.-$4 billion labored out to virtually $5.2 billion in Canadian {dollars} or about $22,494 per Indian scholar in Canada.

In Tuition Charges for Diploma Applications, 2021/2922, Statistics Canada famous final 12 months Canadian universities are more and more depending on the schooling charges of worldwide college students to remain afloat.

“In 2021/2022, the typical tuition charges for worldwide undergraduate college students in Canada rose 4.9 per cent from a 12 months earlier to $33,623,” famous Statistics Canada.

“This follows a 7.1 per cent acquire in 2020/2021. More and more, postsecondary establishments have relied on revenue from worldwide college students as a part of their income stream.”


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