In July 2021, IDP Connect conducted a survey with more than 6,000 students from 20 countries.
International students currently studying at 527 universities and colleges in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, to understand their interest and evaluation of different study destinations.
The survey results show that Canada is the most popular destination for international students.
Surveyed students stated that there are a few main reasons why they choose Canada as their first choice: high-quality education, employment opportunities after graduation, support for international students, and a diverse and inclusive environment.
#IDP_Connect, #international_students, #survey, #education
Well this certainly is news that will make many people extremely happy.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) will launch IELTS Online, a flexible and secure at-home language test, starting from early 2022.
Students will be able to take only IELTS Academic, the English-language test for higher education that has the same content as IELTS paper and computer versions covering listening, reading, writing, and speaking.
The speaking test will be via an online video call with a human examiner. For IELTS General, individuals still have to go to an authorized IELTS test centre.
#IELTS, #Study_permit, #International_students
On October 7, 2021, the Government of Ontario proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 422/17 (General) that directly impact the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program’s (OINP) Employer Job Offer:
In-Demand Skills (EJO IDS) stream. According to the proposed regulations, employers seeking approval of a NOC 7511 (Transport truck drivers) employment position under the Employer Job Offer:
In-Demand Skills stream will have to be registered with Ontario’s Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR) system, and have a Carrier Safety Rating (CSR) of Excellent, Satisfactory or Satisfactory-Unaudited.
The Government will also check employers’ business ties to the province since they will be required to have their vehicles plated in Ontario.
The new amendments are posted on Ontario’s Regulatory Registry for public consultation which ends on November 21, 2021. #Ontario, #amendments, #truck_drivers, #EJO_IDS, #OINP, #CVOR, #CSR
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada rejected an applicant’s permanent residency (PR) application for the reason of not submitting the document as proof of completed degree.
The applicant, a former international student from the United Kingdom who came to Canada in September 2014 to complete a Master of Science degree at the University of Alberta requested a formal confirmation from the university, which IRCC later did not accept as proof.
The Federal Court of Canada decided that considering the wording on the IRCC website, it is unreasonable for IRCC to reject Express Entry (EE) applications if applicants provide other proof of education.
According to the decision of the court, IRCC must review the applicant’s EE application, taking into account the copy of the diploma issued by the university.
#IRCC, #EE, #PR, #Federal_Court