Canada reconsiders cap on international students amid housing crunch

Government of Canada Immigration Minister Marc Miller recently stated that he is considering implementing a cap on temporary residents—including international students—as a means to address the ongoing housing affordability crisis. In an interview with CTV News, Miller referred to the number of international students in Canada as “disconcerting,” expressing: “It’s really a system that has gotten out of control.” Miller explained that the federal government plans to discuss the potential cap with provincial governments over the next two quarters. In an interview with CBC, Miller also floated the idea of reforming postgraduate work permits as part of this ongoing conversation pertaining to housing affordability and immigration.

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