Shifts in Policies on International Students

February 24, 2009

Canadian officials are moving to recruit and enroll many more international students. The Toronto Star reported that Immigration Minister Jason Kenney recently noted that Australia allows 10 times the students from India that Canada does, and vowed to change that ratio. "We are not receiving enough foreign students," he said, adding that foreign students are "a source of revenue." In Britain, university leaders are worried that planned increases in visa fees will discourage foreign students from applying and enrolling, The Guardian reported.

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