19 Oct The Start-Up Visa program attracts more and more business immigrants
The Start-Up Visa program attracts more and more business immigrants
The popularity of the Start-Up Visa (SUV) increased in August as 175 new permanent residents settled in Canada through the program, a 29.6% increase from July. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has planned to admit more Start-Up Visa applicants, increasing from 1,000 per year in the past few years to 3,500, 5,000, and 6,000 in 2023, 2024, and 2025, respectively. This increase in immigration through the SUV in August was notable, considering the spike in immigration in July. By the end of August, Canada had welcomed 640 new permanent residents through the SUV, potentially reaching up to 960 by the end of the year if current immigration levels continue.
SUV, #IRCC, #Business_immigration, #Start_up_visa
Canadian international medical graduates losing residency spots to foreign nationals
Approximately 1,000 Canadian international medical graduates (IMGs) are unable to secure residencies each year. Meanwhile, Canadian medical schools accept foreign “visa trainees” from countries like Oman, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. IMGs are medical graduates who obtained their degree/certification outside Canada and wish to practice medicine in Canada. However, IMGs must complete their medical residency in Canada to be licensed. This process becomes complicated when they are informed that returning to work in Canada is not possible due to limited resources and residency positions. According to data from the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CRMS), 1,810 Canadian IMGs who studied in countries such as Australia, Ireland, and the UK applied for a residency this year, but only 370 were successful.
Healthcare_workers, #IMGs, #CRMS, #healthcare_students
Three Canadian universities rank higher in the 2024 QS World University Rankings
The University of Toronto, McGill University, and the University of British Columbia ranked in the top 34 of the 2024 QS World University Rankings. International students often rely on rankings to choose the best Canadian university for their needs. In the 2024 rankings, the University of Toronto moved up to 21st place, McGill University ranked 30th, and the University of British Columbia ranked 34th. These rankings are based on factors such as academic reputation, employer reputation, and international ratios.
International_students, #Study_in_Canada, #Canadian_institutions, #QS_World_University_Rankings
Quebec plans to double tuition fees for out-of-province students attending Anglophone universities
Quebec plans to double tuition fees for out-of-province Canadian students attending Anglophone universities by 2024, aiming to gather funding for francophone universities. The government will also charge these universities for each international student recruited, directing the funds exclusively to francophone universities. By not subsidizing the education of out-of-province Anglophone students, Quebec intends to allocate taxpayer money elsewhere. This move is driven by the desire to address the decline of the French language in Quebec, which is attributed to the influx of Anglophone students who do not speak French. Quebec aims to rebalance its university network and language policies by attracting more francophone students to francophone universities.