Important update on changes to the international student program
Originally posted: February 09, 2024
On January 22, 2024, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced changes to Canada's international student program.
The new measures include:
- a cap on new study permit applications
- a requirement for most study permit applicants to include a letter of attestation from their destination province with their study permit application
- changes to post-graduation work permit eligibility
- changes to spousal open work permit eligibility
These changes do not impact current MITT international students or those who already have study permits. Additionally, students currently enrolled in a program at MITT will continue to be eligible for a post-graduation work permit.
MITT is actively engaging with the provincial and federal governments, partner post-secondary institutions, and national organizations to seek clarity on these changes and understand the impacts on our international students.
We have created a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the IRCC changes. The FAQs will be updated as new information becomes available.