Canada sees sharp decline in study permits issued to Indian students

The number of study permits that Canada has issued to Indian students has sharply declined since a diplomatic incident that occurred last year, reports Reuters. There was reportedly an 86% drop in study permits issued to Indians in last year’s fourth quarter compared to the previous quarter. Canadian Immigration Minister Marc Miller recently noted that he does not believe this number will rebound soon, speculating that tensions will likely continue to have an impact. C Gurusubramanian of the High Commission of India in Ottawa said that some students have been looking to study in other countries due to “concerns, in the recent past, regarding [a] lack of residential and adequate teaching facilities” at some institutions in Canada.

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