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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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Dreams coming true are closer than they appear

Being a post-secondary student in my mid 30s isn’t something I had thought I was going to be. The urge to learn and become better…
by Jacqueline SperberGermany, Camosun College

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Community in BC: Expectations Versus Reality

Before I came to British Columbia, I had very firm expectations about what I thought it would be like to study here. As I had never…
by Cristina MatusNicaragua, University Canada West

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A passion project and a partnership

While I was already interested in the University of Northern British Columbia, part of what sealed the deal for me was the project…
by Christopher MorganUSA, University of Northern British Columbia

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