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.

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