Canada explores options to student housing crisis, including cap on international students


As the Government of Canada explores options to address the ongoing student housing crisis, a potential government-imposed cap on international students is on the table. “The international student program […] serves Canada’s interests, it contributes tens of billions of dollars to our GDP, and it provides a pipeline of young and talented people who will be Canadian one day, but the people who come need to be better supported,” said Canada’s Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities Sean Fraser. In response, both Universities Canada and Colleges and Institutes Canada expressed that international students should not be blamed for the housing crisis. “Solving the housing crisis will require collaboration among all levels of government and we are looking to the government to support community partners, like universities, who can deliver the housing Canada needs,” said Universities Canada Interim CEO Philip Landon.

CTV News | The PIE News