Postsecondary institutions, organizations respond to federal study permit decision

The leaders of several provincial governments, colleges, universities, and organizations have issued their responses to the recent federal announcement about study permits. Representatives from Ontario and British Columbia indicated that they are taking action to address international education problems in their provinces, with BC Postsecondary Education and Future Skills Minister Selina Robinson indicating that a “suite of actions” focused on improving quality standards will be announced next week. Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew told CBC that MB is still awaiting details on the study permit caps. Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) published a response outlining the ramifications that these changes could have on international students and Canada more broadly. The Association of Atlantic Universities also asserted that that a temporary cap will hurt Atlantic Canada on several fronts. Representatives of several universities and colleges in regions such as Manitoba and Prince Edward Island spoke to the press about how their institution will be affected.

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