Study in Canada in 2021: options for international students
Canada is a magnet for international students. On the one hand, some of the best educational institutions are in Canada. On the other hand, with two official English and French languages, Canada has a lot to offer to the students. Of course, you could study in Canada as a minor or a post-secondary student. If you intend to study in Canada in 2021, keep reading the rest of this article.
Before exploring studying in Canada in 2021, let’s take a look at some statistics. Of course, the best source is the Minister’s report to the Parliament. According to this report, 827,586 international students held study permits in 2019. However, IRCC issued about half of them or rather 402,427 study permits within that year. Moreover, 11,566 study permit holders became permanent residents in 2019. Unfortunately, the situation in 2020 was different because of all coronavirus-related travel restrictions. Regardless, the schools made changes to accommodate international students, namely:
- offering most of their courses online, and
- implementing readiness plans for COVID-19
IRCC also developed several policies to accommodate international students despite COVID-19. Of course, the ultimate goal was to protect the educational institutions, Canadians’ health, and support the students. Here are some of those temporary changes:
- Allowing international students to work full-time off-campus until August 31, 2020
- Extending PGWP qualifiers to online training (conditions apply)
- Issuing interim study permits while the applicant is waiting for the final decision
- Allowing international students to move to Canada if their school has a COVID-19 readiness plan
The cloud of coronavirus is still hanging on our heads. However, considering all the changes, there are lots of opportunities for international students. If you intend to study in Canada in 2021, expect a combination of in-person and online studying. The following links could assist you, make a choice and move forward. Of course, these articles cover studying both as a minor or as an adult.
- Study Permit – Study Visa – International Students in Canada
- Studying in Canada as a Minor
- The Best Universities in Canada
- Community Colleges versus Private Colleges in Canada
- Vocational Training in Ontario
- Open Study Permit Canada
- ECA Canada – Educational Credentials Assessment
- Is Duolingo Test Accepted for Canada PR or Study Permit
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