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Canada “first choice” for 80% of its foreign students

A survey of more than 1,500 international students in Canada shows that 80% had only applied to Canadian institutions for study, a jump from 45% last year. This is taken from CBIE's report on the state of the sector, published this week. It also shows that enrolments were unaffected by the six-month Foreign Service Officer strike earlier this year.

Canada: strike causes severe visa processing lags

A strike by Canadian foreign service officers threatens to affect student mobility into Canada as visa processing times around the world have become severely delayed. Languages Canada has confirmed that its members have felt a "definite impact" on registration numbers. Waits of up to 6 weeks are being reported.


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