The Government of Canada has announced several changes to the International Student Program to protect international students from fraud. Starting in December, postsecondary designated learning institutions (DLIs) will need to confirm each applicant’s letter of acceptance with IRCC to ensure that study permits are only issued with genuine letters of acceptance. IRCC will be adopting a “recognized institution” framework for Fall 2024 that will benefit DLIs that have higher standards for international student services, supports, and outcomes. Recognized institutions will receive benefits such as priority processing for study permits. IRCC will also be completing an assessment of post-Graduation Work Permit Program criteria and introducing reforms to ensure the program meets labour market needs and immigration goals.