IRCC considers expedited international study permits for “trusted” institutions

  The Globe and Mail reports that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is exploring the idea of creating a two-tier system that would expediate study permits for “trusted” institutions. The system would reportedly reward institutions that offer a “higher standard” of care and support for international students, explained Aissa Diop, spokeswoman for Immigration Minister Marc ...

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UWindsor celebrates installation of first-in-Canada electric-steam turbine chiller

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Hybrid chiller a first for Canadian universities The University of Windsor recently celebrated the installation of a dual drive, electric-steam turbine chiller, which will heat and cool buildings on campus. The chiller uses electricity and steam energy to minimize natural gas usage and is part of UWindsor’s plans to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It is ...

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Canada explores options to student housing crisis, including cap on international students

Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, speaks to reporters during the Liberal Cabinet retreat in Charlottetown, Monday, Aug. 21, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

As the Government of Canada explores options to address the ongoing student housing crisis, a potential government-imposed cap on international students is on the table. “The international student program […] serves Canada’s interests, it contributes tens of billions of dollars to our GDP, and it provides a pipeline of young and talented people who will ...

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NB postsecondary, government join forces to launch Study NB initiative


              The Government of New Brunswick and eight postsecondary institutions have joined forces to launch the Study NB initiative. This initiative uses a new website to attract more students to NB by providing information about the opportunities available at the province’s postsecondary institutions. Collaborating institutions include: Collège communautaire de Nouveau Brunswick, Maritime College of Forest Technology, ...

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Canada announces over 500 STEM internship positions for recent postsecondary graduates

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          The Government of Canada has launched 581 internship positions in environmental science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Through the federal Science Horizons Youth Internship Program, four companies—BioTalent Canada, Clean Foundation, Colleges and Institutes Canada, and ECO Canada—will place recent graduates in internships for 2023-2025. The placements are meant for youth aged 15-30 who have recently ...

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AB advanced education mandate letter proposes increased seats, support for career colleges, mental health supports

Newly appointed cabinet minister Rajan Sawhney holds a folder while standing next to Alberta Premier Danielle Smith at the cabinet swearing-in ceremony. Both women are smiling.

Alberta's premier wants the advanced education minister to pave the way for private career colleges to deliver accredited diploma and degree programs. Premier Danielle Smith outlined the proposal in a Friday mandate letter to Minister Rajan Sawhney, along with 17 other goals. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press)   In a mandate letter to Government of Alberta Advanced Education ...

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IRCC pauses deportation for international students, announces plan to investigate each case

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  The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship The Government of Canada Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) Sean Fraser issued a statement about the next steps for the case of fraudulent letters of admission. Fraser explained that each case will be reviewed and every affected student that is subject to a removal order ...

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How continuing education models can serve international students: Editorial

  It’s important to take a look at international students by listening to their needs, providing wraparound services and supporting students before their arrival, throughout their education and beyond. In a recent editorial for The evoLLLution, Michelle Aarons (York University) discusses how continuing education programs can better serve international students. Aarons argues that continuing education models should take ...

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Canadian universities rank in THE Impact Rankings 2023

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  The Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2023 have been announced and several Canadian universities ranked among the top 100 in the world. THE Impact Rankings measure a university’s performance in advancing the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. This year, four Canadian universities were in the top ten institutions: Queen’s University (third), the University of Alberta (seventh), and ...

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Deportation order over fraudulent admissions letter could “set precedent”

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  The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada has ruled that Edmonton-based Karamjeet Kaur be deported by May 29, reports the Canadian Press. This decision was delivered after it was discovered that the college admissions letter Kaur received more than five years ago from Seneca College–which secured her entry into Canada–turned out to be fraudulent. Though ...

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Was this email forwarded to you? Sign-up to get your free subscription. Thursday, May 18, 2023 Good morning, A recent article from The Pie News noted that the Government of Canada is looking to renew its International Education Strategy. Part of this renewal could see education agents regulated or otherwise reigned in, given the widely publicized issues on this front, as well as a focus on diversifying source countries. Also, opera enthusiasts will be excited to hear that McGill and U of T have partnered on a unique endeavour. The universities will bring Joseph Hadyn’s L’anima del filosofo – an opera based on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice – to the North American stage for the first time in history. – The Top Ten Team Canada announces nearly $5.9M funding for ZEV awareness projects The Government of Canada has announced nearly $5.9M in funding for 28 organizations, including three postsecondary institutions, across the country to carry out zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) awareness projects. These investments are part of Canada’s ongoing efforts to ensure all new passenger vehicles sold in Canada are zero-emission by 2035. Several of these federally funded projects are spearheaded by postsecondary institutions. The British Columbia Institute of Technology will receive $300K to demonstrate the advantages of ZEVs to Canadian consumers; Ontario Tech University will use $300K to create educational campaigns and a micro-mobility pilot; and the University of Manitoba will receive $118K to raise regional awareness, knowledge, and confidence in ZEVs. (National)Canada (1) | Canada (2) Canada may prioritize agent regulation in refreshed International Education Strategy

  The Government of Canada has announced that it will be renewing its International Education Strategy (IES) as the current strategy is due to expire in March 2024. The consultation process is supported by a series of IES planning papers focused on four pillars: Digital marketing, scholarships, diversification, and education agents. The Pie News reports that Global Affairs ...

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Canada, India to increase discussions on international movement of students, collaboration

Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal meets Canadian Minister for International Trade Mary Ng.

Canada and India have agreed to increase discussions on the movement of skilled professionals and students between the two countries, given the impact on the countries’ economic ties. Canadian federal minister Mary Ng and Indian minister Piyush Goyal met as part of the India-Canada Ministerial Dialogue on Trade and Investment, where they agreed to strengthen ...

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RRC Polytech celebrates Turban Day

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Turban Day was officially observed for the first time in Manitoba on Thursday. Red River College Polytechnic, though, has hosted Turban Day events since 2014. Thursday's celebration at the college included a tuban-tying station operated by students and community members. (Pabhjot Singh Lotey/CBC)   Red River College Polytechnic recently celebrated Manitoba’s inaugural Turban Day with an event that ...

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IBU meets ISP requirements for approval as DLI, announces approval for MBA

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  The International Business University has officially met Ontario's International Student Program requirements to be recognized and approved as a Designated Learning Institution (DLI). The DLI accreditation will create new opportunities for international students to study at IBU and work in Canada. The university has also received approval for an MBA Program in Technology, Innovation, and ...

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SK announces new Post-Secondary Student Council

The Government of Saskatchewan will launch a new Post-Secondary Student Council this fall to give students the opportunity to engage directly with the Ministry of Advanced Education on policies, issues, and trends pertaining to postsecondary education. The council will consist of 20 SK postsecondary students who will be nominated by their respective institutions to represent ...

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Colleges Ontario releases sector-wide standards to protect international students

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Colleges Ontario recently released a set of sector-wide standards that will protect international students. The standards include transparent and accurate marketing, requiring international agents to complete an endorsed agent training program, ensuring that students receive key information before arriving in Ontario, and providing students with help adjusting. Colleges will be expected to be compliant by ...

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SK institutions strike partnerships in India during provincial trade mission

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  During a recent trade mission to India led by Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, postsecondary institutions connected with and struck partnerships with Indian institutions as part of a broader effort to foster collective knowledge exchange between SK and India. The University of Saskatchewan signed Memorandums of Understanding with Chandigarh University, the National Institue Technology Jalandhar, and ...

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Federal court ruling in favour of study permit applicant has positive implications for international students: CIC News

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A recent decision by the Federal Court on Tehrani v Canada has positive implications for international students, writes Julia Hornstein for CIC News. Mahyar Haji Tehrani, a citizen of Iran, was accepted to Northeastern University in Toronto and applied for a study permit to enter Canada. His application was reportedly refused when the officer was not ...

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