Federal Government with the reallocation of international students

By: 600011 On: Apr 11, 2024, 5:06 PM


The federal government has adjusted the total number of international student visa applications based on the population of each province. Some provinces may see significant declines in the number of international students, while others may see increases despite the national cap. Immigration Minister Mark Miller has announced that the national cap will be based on the number of study permits expiring this year. This means that the number of international students coming to Canada in 2024 should be equal to the number of students whose permits expire this year.

The federal government is targeting 485,000 approved study permits this year. Of these, 235,000 international students will travel to Ontario. The federal government is expected to approve 141,000 study permits for Ontario. BSI will welcome 83,000 students with a projected approval of 49,800 study permits. This is an 18 percent drop from the 60,864 visas granted to BC last year.

Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island will each see a 10 percent decrease in the number of student permits approved. Nationally, Canada's international student population will decline by 28 percent. However, some provinces will see an increase.