A province in Canada compel colleges to guarantee housing for international students

Ahmed Moawad - | World

Ontario is one of Canada's most populous provinces and home to over 50% of the country's international students. As a result, educational institutions in the province are legally required to provide housing for international students.

Setting a cap on international student visas in Canada

This move by the Canadian province of Ontario follows recent decisions by the federal government to set a maximum visa limit for overseas students in Canada.

It was enforced earlier this week by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and it tries to quell public outrage over the surge in the number of temporary immigrants to Canada, which has resulted in an increase in rents and housing prices.

Reviewing the programs offered by institutions

According to a statement released Friday by the Ontario Ministry of Immigration, the new provincial measures include examining programs offered by institutions with a "significant amount" of international students to ensure they meet labor market standards. Universities and colleges.

Increased student immigration to Canada

"The problems caused by the recent influx of international students to Canada must be addressed, and we must collaborate to find solutions. Scarce student housing, deceptive information regarding citizenship and permanent residency, predatory recruiting methods, and fraudulent promises of employment are all examples of these problems. justice Dunlop, minister of universities.

Banning new companies between public and private colleges

New collaborations between public and private colleges, which are believed to be a key reason for the threefold increase in the number of overseas students over the previous decade, will also be banned by the province. In the long run, many of these students plan to utilize their degrees to get permanent residency and work permits when they graduate.

Reducing exploitation of foreign students

Provinces are being urged by federal immigration minister Mark Miller to do more to protect international students from exploitation. Designated educational institutions and post-secondary schools are mainly financed by the provinces.

Next week, the government of British Columbia is anticipated to publish its plans. British Columbia is another popular location for international students.

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