Canada Adopts Stricter Immigration Measures Amid Housing Crisis and Surge in Immigrants

In response to escalating housing challenges and a surge in immigration, the Canadian government has implemented more stringent measures, including restrictions on the entry of foreign students and limitations on work permits for graduates. According to sources within the Canadian Immigration Ministry, the government aims to allow a maximum of 3,60,000 students to enter the country in 2024.

Immigration Policies in the Face of Housing Crisis

Canada has long been regarded as a welcoming destination for immigrants and international students. However, recent developments indicate a shift in the nation's approach to immigration, with a focus on addressing pressing issues such as the housing crisis.

The country is currently grappling with a record number of immigrants arriving, putting significant strain on housing resources. In response to this challenge, the Canadian government has decided to adopt a more measured approach to immigration, with particular attention to the entry of foreign students.

Restrictions on Entry and Work Permits

The new policies entail restrictions on the entry of foreign students, and even those who have completed their graduation are facing challenges in obtaining work permits. This change has sparked concerns among the international student community and those who have chosen Canada as their post-graduate destination.

The Canadian Immigration Ministry asserts that the decision to limit the entry of students and tighten work permit regulations is a necessary step to manage the current situation and ensure the well-being of both residents and newcomers.

Maximum of 3,60,000 Students Allowed in 2024

As part of these measures, the Canadian government has set a cap on the number of students allowed to enter the country in 2024. A maximum of 3,60,000 students will be permitted to enrol in Canadian institutions this year, marking a notable reduction compared to previous years.

Seeking Up-to-Date Information

Prospective students and immigrants must stay informed about the latest developments in Canadian immigration policies. To obtain accurate and up-to-date information, individuals are encouraged to check the official website of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) or contact the Canadian embassy or consulate.

As the government navigates the complex interplay of immigration, housing, and economic factors, further updates and adjustments to policies may be expected. Keeping abreast of official announcements and guidelines will be essential for those planning to study or settle in Canada in the coming months.

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