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Canada to Introduce New Rules Around Off-campus Work Hours for International Students

April 29, 2024—Ottawa—International students enrich Canada’s social, cultural and economic fabric. That is why, in recent months, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has introduced reforms to the International Student Program, to ensure system integrity while protecting students from fraud and financial vulnerability. The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced today that […]

IRCC: Revised requirements to better protect international students

On December 7, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced: Temporary measures to allow some students to work off-campus more than 20 hours a week will be extended from Dec 31, 2023, to April 30, 2024. This will apply to students already in Canada and those who submitted a study permit application on or before […]

Here2Talk Provides Mental-health Support for Students this Fall

Free mental-health supports are available 24 hours a day for B.C. post-secondary students who may be coping with anxiety, depression and other concerns. Here2Talk is a virtual counselling service that provides immediate mental-health support to students via the Here2Talk app, over the phone or through online chat. Here2Talk supports overall well-being and mental health by […]

Real student stories

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The Landing

Moving away often feels like a fall, different from enjoying the fluid change of a landscape seen from the window of a moving car or…
by Laura MoralesBolivia, Capilano University

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Community in Canada

British Columbia is a place where I feel I can take life at a slower pace for the very first time. Coming from Europe where I grew…
by Jacqueline SperberGermany, Camosun College

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Getting to Vancouver

I have been living in Vancouver for two months now and I love it. I'd say the most important thing I've learned during my time here…
by Cristina MatusNicaragua, University Canada West

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