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Canada welcomed 67,000 new international students

Canada welcomed 67,000 new international students between January and April 2020 from 156 different countries. Canada’s international student population has skyrocketed in recent years. In 2019, Canada had over 640,000 international students which mean its foreign student population has tripled over the past decade. International students are attracted to Canada’s high quality of education, diversity, safety, affordability, work opportunities,…
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Canada immigration intake expected to fall by half due to COVID-19

Canada’s annual immigration intake is expected to decline in 2020 by half from last year’s levels as a result of the global pandemic, raising concerns over the impact on the country’s newcomer-fuelled economy. Canada welcomed 341,000 permanent residents in 2019 and was set to usher in another 370,000 this year, but that number is forecast…
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Immigration Levels: Canada will remain open to immigrants after COVID-19

Canada’s Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino  participated in a Q&A session discussing how the coronavirus pandemic will affect Canada's immigration system in the coming months and years. Immigration Levels: Canada will remain open to immigrants after COVID-19 “Immigration will absolutely be key to our success and our economic recovery,” Mendicino  said. “We continue to rely on…
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Immigration government fees changes

For the first time since 2002, Canada is increasing some immigration processing fees to adjust for inflation. As of 9:00 a.m. EDT on April 30, 2020, there will be an increase in government processing fees for some types of immigration applications. If your application is registered prior to this, the old processing fee structure will be applied…
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