Canada’s Immigration Minister of Immigration, Ahmed Hussen, has stated his wish for Atlantic Canada to retain a higher proportion of its immigrants, particularly international graduates who studied in the region. Minister Hussen spoke Monday morning at the Atlantic Leader’s Summit, an event hosted by the Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU). [Read more…]
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is urging prospective international students applying for a study permit to make more informed decisions when selecting a program of study in Canada. Those with the intention to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) need to ensure their program qualifies for a PGWP upon graduation, even if the program is offered by an academic institution on the government’s list of designated learning institutions (DLIs). [Read more…]
Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario has implemented a new model in residency education known as the Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME) framework. Queen’s paves the way for the future of medical education in Canada and internationally by being the first academic institution in North America to implement the CBME model. [Read more…]
The government of Canada has provided CAD $117.6 million as part of the Canada 150 Research Chairs Program to bring in the best international talent to enrich academic institutions across the country. These funds are allocated to the Canada Research Chairs Program, a government-funded initiative to attract world-leading academics to the country and rejuvenate the learning process of students enrolled in Canadian universities.
The Quebec Ministry of Immigration has stated that ‘effective June 30, 2017, foreign students wishing to study in Quebec in a training program of a duration of more than six months must be admitted to or enrolled in a designated learning institution.’ A designated learning institution (DLI) is an institution that is recognized by the government of Canada for the purposes of international study. [Read more…]
On June 26, the United States Supreme Court announced that President Trump’s so-called travel ban may be partially upheld. The ban — which limits some citizens from six Muslim-majority countries, namely Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, from travelling to the US — has caused, and may continue to cause, a great deal of uncertainty for citizens of those nations who are planning on visiting, studying, or working in the US. [Read more…]
Saturday June 24 marks Quebec’s annual provincial holiday — la Fête nationale, or National Holiday, also known as Saint Jean Baptiste Day. This holiday, which is predominately celebrated in Canada’s French-speaking province of Quebec, has been a statutory holiday since 1925.
International students can soon expect a faster route to Canadian citizenship now that Bill C-6, an act to amend the Citizenship Act, has passed into law. By fall 2017, it is expected that international graduates who become permanent residents will be able to count a portion of their time studying in Canada towards their citizenship residency requirement.
Each day spent in Canada as an international student or worker can count as a half-day, up to a maximum of 365 possible days. In addition, the residency requirement in order to be eligible for citizenship has also been reduced from four years to three years. Combined with the possibility of counting half days, this means that international graduates may be eligible to apply for citizenship as soon as two years after they obtain Canadian permanent resident status. [Read more…]