Eastern Canada PSE concerned about impact of federal visa cap, NB “not in favour”

Several members of the broader eastern Canada postsecondary sector are expressly concerned about the impact of the new federal student visa cap. All three maritime governments noted that they are awaiting further details, reports CTV News, and the Government of New Brunswick’s advanced education department has outright stated that it is “not in favour of this move.” Saint Mary’s University President Robert Summerby-Murray expressed concern about “the collateral damage […] from policies that are designed to deal with bad actors in the system.” Cape Breton University Students’ Union President Sahilpreet Singh Chatha said that the new policy “is going to shatter a lot of dreams for students […] back home,” and expressed frustration to the Saltwire about the constantly changing rules for international students. Journal de Montréal stated that the impact of the measure will be “limited” in Québec, which welcomes a smaller proportion of international students.

Journal de Montréal | CBC (NB) | Saltwire (NS)