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 Miller. University of Toronto VP International Joseph Wong noted that several Canadian universities have been advocating “for a student-visa processing framework that incentivizes best practices around recruitment, retention, and support of international students and eliminates duplication of processes.”

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