Canadore College is describing the federal government’s announced reduction in new visas issued to international students as a disappointing ‘blunt instrument’.
The college issued a statement after Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced this year’s cap is expected to result in approximately 360,000 approved study permits.
That’s a decrease of 35% from last year.
Canadore says the reduction will have negative impacts, but also says until they know more about the evolving details it can’t comment on the direct impact.
“We all agree, institutions that are exploiting students should cease to operate,” reads the college’s statement. “However, this blunt instrument will penalize those institutions that have responsibly managed their international enrolments, maintained academic quality, and successfully delivered the Canadian post-secondary education experience to international students.”
Canadore says it remains market driven, supporting the workforce in a variety of fields, adding its international students and alumni keep the economy growing.