IRCC issued 66,990 Study Permits in 2020

IRCC issued 66,990 Study Permits in 2020

IRCC issued 66,990 Study Permits in 2020
In the first four months of the year, Canada issued 44,465 Study Permits for international students. Most new study permit holders study in Ontario – 29,035 permits; British Columbia was the second most popular education destination – 15,800 permits; 12,535 foreign students were allowed to study in Quebec; 3,090 international students started their programs in Alberta; another 2,270 study permit holders came to study in Manitoba; colleges and universities in Nova Scotia attracted 1,425 international students; 875 had chosen Saskatchewan; New Brunswick admitted 555 foreign students; Newfoundland and Labrador got 375 students; 270 international students went to Prince Edward Island. Finally, Yukon admitted 35 students. An additional 725 study permit holders did not specify their province of study. Last year, Canada issued 402,335study permits.

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Alberta invited another 148 candidates in the AINP
On June 12, 2020, Alberta released an update about the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) inventory. As of June 9, the province has 1,175 applications waiting for the eligibility assessment under the Alberta Opportunity Stream (AOS). In addition, AINP has about 300 Expression of Interest applications in the Alberta Express Entry pool. Applications in the Alberta Opportunity Stream were received before March 25, 2020. The AINP released the results of the new Alberta Express Entry Stream draw. On May 27, 2020, the province issued 148 Notifications of Interest (NOI) and the lowest score of the round was 300 points. In total, Alberta already invited 1,746 Express Entry candidates to apply for a nomination in 2020.

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IRCC released a new update about travel restrictions
On June 12, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released a new update about travel restrictions resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. These updates have been made to align with the coming into force of Order in Council 13 and Order in Council 14, regulating entry to Canada from abroad and from the USA, respectively. The new program delivery instructions are aimed at improvement of family reunification for immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The new updates also include more clarifications about the assessment of non-optional and non-discretionary travels.

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Canada updated resettlement program delivery instructions
On June 12, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced new updates for the resettlement program delivery instructions for resettlement applicants who are exempt from the travel ban provided by the Order-in-Council from March 18, 2020. Travel documents can be issued only to those resettlement applicants who meet the travel ban exemption. The instruction clarifies the difference in regulations for those whose application has been approved on or before March 18, 2020, for those who are in immediate need for protection (Urgent Protection Program), and for those who have immediate family members in Canada.

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