The government of British Columbia, Canada’s western province, is going to suspend the approval of foreign students seeking admission to graduate courses for the next two years. This information was given in a statement from the provincial government.
According to the statement, no foreign student seeking admission in undergraduate courses will be allowed to enroll in any educational institution in the province and reside in the province till February 2026. Persons entering British Columbia as workers during this period must also hold at least a bachelor’s degree and be trained in the English language to standards set by the government.
Canada has experienced a housing crisis in several cities due to the large number of foreign students and immigrants arriving in Canada over the past few years. Housing costs are increasing along with it. According to Statistics Canada, the government of Statistics Canada, average housing costs in Canada will increase by 7.7 per cent between 2022 and 2023.
It is mainly for this reason that Canada is imposing restrictions on the arrival of foreign students and immigrants. On the other hand, the country’s central government has said that the approval of foreign students will be reduced to 34 percent.
It should be noted that Canada is one of the most attractive countries for studying and living in the developing and least developed countries of the world. That is why a large number of students come to Canada to study.
On the other hand, Canada also always welcomes foreign students. Along with that, the country also shows generosity to those students who want to settle in Canada after their studies. Canada also welcomes foreign workers in various sectors of the economy. Which is not commonly seen in other countries of the world.