IRCC clarifies rules for international students taking courses less than six months long

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has clarified the rules for international students applying to study courses in Canada for a duration of less than six months. The Pie News says that though the documentation says that students cannot attain a study permit for courses that are less than six months long, the IRCC has confirmed that students ...

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Canada improves position as “go-to” study destination

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Two surveys suggest that Canada has improved its position as a “go-to” study destination for international students. The article suggests that Canada is ahead of other countries, given its positive response to international students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The information was based on surveys conducted in May 2020 and September 2020. The article reports that, ...

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ARUCC launches MyCreds™ | MesCertif™

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The Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC) has officially launched MyCreds™ | MesCertif™, a bilingual credential wallet supported by a comprehensive website for Canada’s postsecondary community and learners. The national wallet will help colleges and universities to deliver digital and portable transcripts and credentials, including badges and microcredentials, to learners ...

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New institutions have COVID-19 plans approved by IRCC

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International students may return to Canada as long as they follow the rules put in place by the federal government. Source: Cole Burston/Getty Images/AFP The list of postsecondary institutions that have been approved as Designated Learning Institutions (DLIs) with COVID-19 readiness plans has been updated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), and now includes hundreds ...

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Eager to study in #Quebec? Join the #EduCanada virtual fair

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EduCanada Virtual Fair Date: Nov. 5 Time: 4:30pm to 9:30pm IST Chat LIVE with recruitment representatives from colleges & universities   Register : https://educanadavirtual.com/southasia   Public Affairs, Culture and Education Advisor Bureau du Québec à Mumbai / Quebec Government Office in Mumbai Consulat général du Canada / Consulate General of Canada   www.mri.gouv.qc.ca http://www.international.gouv.qc.ca/en/mumbai

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UFV’s SASI to deliver Punjabi Canadian history project

Premier John Horgan and Dr. Satwinder Kaur Bains, Director of SASI, meet to announce funding for the Punjabi Canadian Legacy Project.   The South Asian Studies Institute (SASI) at the University of the Fraser Valley has received new supports to continue a project showcasing Punjabi Canadian history in British Columbia. Haq and History: A Punjabi Canadian Legacy ...

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Universities preparing for return of international students

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The return of international students to campus has led institutions to offer various accommodations for those needing to quarantine prior to the start of school. Three institutions in British Columbia have different approaches to supporting students coming from abroad: University of Victoria and Camosun College students will be provided with information about hotels, along with ...

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IRCC announces more flexibility in post-grad work permit eligibility, online studies

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Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced new flexibility with respect to post-graduate work permit eligibility and online studies for international students. The new rules mean that international students can study online from abroad until April 30, 2021 with no time deducted from the length of a future post-graduate work permit. Those studying in ...

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International students face challenging conditions for Fall classes amid IRCC decision

Following the Government of Canada’s announcement last week that international students will not be allowed to enter Canada this Fall if they received a student visa after the border lockdown on March 18th, many international students are wondering how they will cope. University of British Columbia international student Aradhita Arora explained that she will need to study ...

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Federal government announces policy changes to support international students

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  The Government of Canada has announced a number of temporary policy changes to support and reassure international students and learning institutions amid a rapidly shifting pandemic environment. New measures include providing priority study-permit processing for students who have submitted a complete application online; allowing eligible students to count the time spent in online classes while ...

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IRCC announces they will accept incomplete study permit, PGWP applications

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has announced that it will not refuse study permit applications that are missing documents due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Three key areas of the applications that some have been unable to complete include biometrics, medical examinations, and submitting original travel documents. The temporary measure also extends to ...

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Delayed, Deferred, Determined: International Prospective Students discuss Fall 2020

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This spring, Academica partnered with Maple Assist to launch the International Prospective Student Study to help Canadian postsecondary institutions better understand their prospective international students’ situations, concerns, and plans for the Fall. While the study covers a broad range of topics, questions around enrolment plans are particularly critical for many institutions. Here’s what 16,649 prospective international ...

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Indian Origin Researchers among others isolate COVID-19 virus, press forward on vaccine development

  Pictured left to right: Dr. Robert Kozak, Dr. Samira Mubareka, Dr. Arinjay Banerjee   A team of researchers from McMaster University, University of Toronto, and Sunnybrook Research Institute have successfully isolated the COVID-19 virus. “Now that we have isolated the SARS-CoV-2 virus, we can share this with other researchers and continue this teamwork,” said McMaster NSERC Post-doctoral Fellow Arinjay Banerjee. ...

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StFX’s Coady Institute receives nearly $10M for international women’s leadership initiatives

L-r, Central Nova MP Sean Fraser; Coady Executive Director Gord Cunningham; Eileen Alma, Coady, Director, Women and Indigenous Programming; Senator Mary Coyle; StFX President Dr. Kevin Wamsley; and Anthony Scoggins, Coady Director of Education Programs. St Francis Xavier University's Coady Institute has received nearly $10M in funding from Global Affairs Canada to promote the international development ...

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7 Canadian Postsecondary institutions appear in top 100 of QS World University Rankings by Subject

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          QS Quacquarelli Symonds has released the QS World University Rankings by Subjects. The rankings survey the performance of 13,138 individual university programs at 1,368 universities across the world and organize the results into five broad Faculty areas. In the Canadian context, the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia, and McGill University charted top 50 in all ...

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King’s School of MEM accepted into Chartered Financial Analysts Institute program

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King’s University College’s School of Mathematics, Economics, and Management (MEM) has announced that the institution has been accepted into the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Institute University Affiliation Program. The affiliation will provide credible recognition to the BMOS - Finance and Administration (Honours Specialization) program, strengthen King’s relationship with the CFA Institute, improve programs’ curricula and ...

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Niagara, Trois-Rivières, Lambton top list of Canada’s best 50 research colleges

Niagara College, Cégep de Trois-Rivières, and Lambton College have taken the first, second, and third spots in this year’s rankings of Canada’s Top Research Colleges. Released by Research Infosource, the rankings revealed significant gains by Niagara, which rose from #34 to #1; Trois-Rivières, which rose from #86 to #2; and Lambton, which moved from #113 ...

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UofT, UBC, McGill, UWaterloo, UMontréal, McMaster place in top 50 of THE World Rankings by subject

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Times Higher Education has released its World University Rankings 2020 by subject. The University of Toronto led with 11 top-50 rankings, while the University of British Columbia had nine. Highlights of these rankings include UofT receiving sixth place in clinical, preclinical, and health; 10th place in the subject of law; and 14th place in education. ...

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