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Canada Policy Changes Drive Down International Student Numbers: IELTS Centers

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Apr 2, 2024
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Key Points

  • India, being a source country for Canada, has seen a huge dip in students applying for Canadian universities. 
  • IELTS has reported a 50% drop in student enrollment.
  • This drop was observed significantly after the Canada visa policy changes.
  • IELTS has reported this drop stating that the policy change must have triggered the decline in students wanting to study in Canada. 
  • The necessity for students to prioritize their education and choose reputable public colleges for sustainable career development, as Canada now favors skilled individuals over unskilled ones, prompting such policy alterations.

In the recent Canada latest news for international students the recent visa policy shifts made by the Canadian government have significantly impacted international students around the world. These changes may include capping student numbers, discontinuation of public-private college partnerships, and altering spousal open work visas. These shifts have triggered a notable decline in the number of students perceiving Canada as a student destination, as reported by the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

India, being one of the biggest sources for international students, has also shown a sharp decline in the number of students enrolling for the IELTS exam for Canada. This data is coming from the largest IELTS centres and consultancy firm, Jain Overseas in Jalandhar. Sumit Jain from Jain Overseas has cited a drastic 50% drop in the student enrollment number due to the current Canada student visa policy shifts. Canada remains an attractive study destination for students around the world due to its streamlined processes and educational prowess. Although,  the necessity for students to prioritize their education and choose reputable public colleges for sustainable career development, as Canada now favors skilled individuals over unskilled ones, prompting such policy alterations.

In recent updates regarding IELTS for Canada, Sunil Kumar Vashisth, the Associate Director of Pyramid e-Services, an overseas education consultancy in Jalandhar, has noted a decrease of approximately 25-30% in student numbers. He has emphasized that the decrease is because of the governmental policy reforms. Consultant and IELTS trainer at i-Can Consultancy in Kapurthala has reported a staggering 50% decrease in the number of students applying for Canadian universities after the policy change. The students are exploring multiple options before committing to oversears education in a specific country. 

TD;LR

The recent Canada student visa changes included placing a cap on international student intake by freezing the number at 360,000. Ceasing spousal open work visa policy, especially for those pursuing diploma courses. These changes aim to address the influx of unskilled individuals by encouraging students to attend public colleges regularly and focusing on skill development rather than mere attendance for fee payment purposes. The IELTS has reported that these policy changes have resulted in a dip in students preparing for the IELTS exam for Canada and applying for Canadian universities. Although, these changes might also have negatively impacted Canada’s image among international students around the world. For more updates on Canada student visas, read more on AmberNews!

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