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Canada considering foreign student visa cap to address housing shortage


Toronto: Canada is examining curbing the number of international students while cracking down on institutions exploiting them amid a housing crisis that threatens Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s political future. The largest cohort among approximately 800,000 international students in Canada is from India, particularly Punjab. News agency Canadian Press quoted housing, infrastructure, and communities minister Sean Fraser...

Canada opens doors for H1-B visa holders


In welcome news for Indians having American H1-B visas, Canada’s Immigration Minister, Sean Fraser, has announced that their government will establish an open work-permit stream for 10,000 such visa holders. The scheme starts on July 16.    This initiative aims to attract skilled workers from the US and provide them with employment opportunities in Canada. In addition, the program...

Canada: No deportation for now, Indian students to undergo review


Canadian authorities have decided not to immediately deport the Indian students who were trapped in an alleged immigration scam and had reached the country with fake university admission letters. A task force has been formed to look into each case and help the victims of the fraud, announced the country's immigration minister, Sean Fraser, on Wednesday. "International students, who are genuine applicants...

Canada to welcome 500,000 new immigrants in 2025


Ottawa: In order to address the labor shortage in Canada, the country is planning to boost its immigration targets and is hoping to allow a record number of newcomers into the country, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced. "Canada needs more people," Fraser told a news conference. The recently released census data in Canada indicates that a...