NS announces distribution of international study permit applications

The Government of Nova Scotia has announced how it will distribute its 12,900 international study permit applications. NS will distribute 11,565 study permit applications to the 10 public universities and Nova Scotia Community College, 710 to private career colleges, and 526 to language schools. 99 application spaces will be held back to allow for flexibility, so that NS can respond to unexpected circumstances or new programs. “We’ve taken a thoughtful approach to allocating the federal cap across the province, considering many factors like enrolment in our high-needs programs and managing growth in communities,” said NS Minister of Advanced Education Brian Wong. “That said, we will continue to advocate for a greater allocation from the federal government.” The Toronto Star reports that the 12,900 permits is a 35% decrease this year; Cape Breton University will see the biggest decline with 52%.

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