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Canada, Australia, and the UK have announced changes to their international student policies

Recent policy shifts in Australia, Canada, and the UK, driven by growing international student numbers, housing concerns, fraud, and unfulfilled study promises, are leaning towards more restrictions. The pandemic's economic impact led to significant revenue losses, prompting these countries to implement policies to boost their education sectors and increase international enrolment. However, issues like rising living costs and migration concerns have necessitated a focus on quality control. Canadian educational institutions must now verify acceptance letters with IRCC to prevent fraud. A 2024 framework will prioritize visas for institutions recognized for excellent international student services. IRCC is also considering further policy changes, including the potential extension of a policy allowing students to work beyond a 20-hour weekly limit.

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