Universities Canada, CICan, CBIE respond to idea of two-tier system for international applicants


Universities Canada, Colleges and Institutes Canada, and the Canadian Bureau for International Education spoke to The Pie News about the proposed two-tier system that would expedite the visa process for international students. Under the system, which could reportedly be introduced as soon as 2024, IRCC would not need to verify parts of applications that have already been reviewed by an approved postsecondary institution. The three organizations praised the potential benefits of the framework; Universities Canada Assistant Director of International Relations Graham Barber said that the framework would “rais[e] the bar on international student services and “¦ really [set] a standard across the country.” The framework is currently undergoing a testing phase recommended by CICan.

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