Student numbers in Canada’s language teaching sector have begun to stabIlise after falling almost 10% in 2013, representative body Languages Canada’s 2014 annual report has revealed. Member programmes reported a 6% increase in student numbers from 129,704 in 2013 to 137,416 in 2014.
Multiple internal government reviews have revealed delays and errors in visa processing in Canada, seeing processing times increase by a third for study permits and double for permanent residence permits.
Universities in North America are ranked fifth in terms of how they best serve prospective international students, according to this year's "Through Student Eyes" StudyPortals report. The report further details that one in five top 500 universities in the US and Canada do not respond to students' enquiries.
Nova Scotia has launched a new immigration stream that aims to increase access to a fast-track route to permanent residence for international students who have worked in the Canadian province for a year.