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Canada plans to reduce foreign students

Abdur Rahman Khan

Canada is planning to reduce foreign students to deal with the housing crisis.

Canada is planning to reduce foreign students to deal with the housing crisis. The country’s immigration minister, Mark Miller, gave this information in a local television interview. News: Reuters.

Canada relies heavily on immigrants to keep the economy afloat and support a growing aging population. However, immigrants and foreign students are being blamed for the increasing housing crisis in the North American country in recent times. Justin Trudeau’s government has been criticized for this. After more than eight years in power, the Tru-Dore Liberal Party has seen its popularity decline. The opposition conservatives, led by Pierre Poilevre, are leading in the polls.

In an interview given to CTV News, the Minister of Immigration said that the government is considering imposing restrictions on the number of foreign students in the first and second quarters of this year. Referring to the number of foreign students in Canada, he said it is disturbing. It really got out of control. However, Miller did not say anything about how much the government plans to reduce foreign students. Reuters could not immediately contact his spokesperson to find out about this.

According to official data, the number of foreign students in Canada with active visas in 2022 was more than 800,000, which was 275,000 in 2012.

Canada is one of the most popular destinations for international students as it is relatively easy to obtain a work permit.

The country’s Liberal government unveiled plans to cut foreign student enrollment in August last year. However, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser said at the time that the government had not yet decided whether to follow this path. After this last December, Canada gave bad news for students interested in higher education. The Trudeau government has doubled the cost of studying in the country. Foreign students who want to study in Canada now have to show twice as much money to the bank than before.

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