Leaked Canada “recognized institution” framework from 2023 outlines key factors

The Toronto Star has reportedly received a copy of a “recognized institution” framework that the Government of Canada may use to determine which postsecondary institutions set a higher standard for international students. According to the Star, this framework could be used to determine the allocation of international student study permits for select universities and colleges. The Star says that the leaked draft from August identifies factors such as international student revenues, timely graduation, and funding devoted to international student mental health supports. The federal government has not commented upon whether this draft framework has been updated.

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