According to the Statistics Canada report Canadian and international tuition fees by level of study (current dollars), in Canada, international students pay around five times what a Canadian student pays for an undergraduate degree and around three times more than a domestic student for graduate school during the 2022-2023... Read more
NeedorGreed organized a protest in Queen’s Park on Nov. 17, 2022, for a freeze of tuition fees for international students. International students provide 68 per cent of tuition revenue which accumulated to be $1.7 billion last year which was more than colleges received in provincial grants. This event was... Read more
Minister of Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Sean Fraser announced on Oct. 7 that Canada will temporarily lift the limit on the hours international students can work off-campus in an effort to address Canada’s labour shortage. The measure, which will be in effect from Nov. 15, 2022 to Dec. 31,... Read more
How will lifting the restriction to work off-campus for over 20 hours affect international students?
Opinion Oct 12, 2022
Immigration Minister Sean Fraser’s announcement on Oct. 7 introduced a temporary measure of removing the previous 20 hour work-week limit for international students to grapple with labour shortages. This change will affect more than 500,000 eligible international students residing in Canada starting Nov. 15. This policy has been brought... Read more
While others attend orientation, move into their new homes, and take tours around their new campuses, thousands of international students are still at home waiting for answers about their study permits. This situation occurs due to the backlogs at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. According to IRCC, they were... Read more