Educators in Canada have voiced their concern over the impact of a rule change that will mean international students completing a pathway programme before postsecondary study must obtain a separate study permit for each course.
EduSA has resorted to court action over what it has called an “unconstitutional rejection of study visas”, following a longstanding policy impasse that EFL providers say has significantly damaged their business.
Some ESL providers in Canada have chosen not to comply with new KASP requirements and have been taken off the list of eligible recipients. Meanwhile, others which have, say student numbers continue to fall.
In a survey of its members, English USA found nearly 80% of the IEPs that responded had seen a decline in their 2016 spring enrolments compared to the year before. Only 10% said they had more springtime enrolments in 2016.