Anonymous source indicates Canada is considering limiting student visas by province

An anonymous source quoted by CBC has indicated that the Government of Canada is considering limiting the number of international student visas approved for provinces that accept more students than there is housing for. The source said that three provinces—Ontario, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia—are most likely to face student visa caps after “unsuccessful conversations” with the provinces. The Globe and Mail reports that the leaders of organizations such as the Canadian Bureau for International Education, Colleges and Institutes Canada, and Universities Canada have cautioned against a federal cap. National Association of Career Colleges CEO Michael Sangster asserted that private colleges are not the problem and welcomed Immigration Minister Marc Miller’s focus on labour force needs.

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