Canada launches accelerated visa scheme Nigeria Student Express - Global Education Times (GET News)

Canada launches accelerated visa scheme Nigeria Student Express

Canada has announced the launch of Nigeria Student Express, an accelerated visa processing scheme for Nigerian students.

Under the new pilot scheme, eligible Nigerian students will have the luxury of expedited visa processing time frames.

Nigeria Student Express (NSE), a new visa pilot scheme, has been launched by the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

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Canada now 3rd most popular study abroad destination - Global Education Times (GET News)

Canada now 3rd most popular study abroad destination

Canada has become the world’s 3rd most popular study abroad destination for international students.

Over the past decade, the study abroad international student population in Canada has tripled, having reached 642,000 students last year.

Canada now ranks as the world’s third most popular higher education destination, behind the USA and Australia. UNESCO has revealed that the number of international students globally has increased five-fold, from 2 million in 2000 to 5 million today.

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Humber International Graduate School to open in 2021 - Global Education Times (GET News)

Humber International Graduate School to open in 2021

Canada’s Humber College has announced that it will open the Humber International Graduate School in January 2021.

This new location, named the Humber International Graduate School (Humber IGS), will be in Toronto and will provide business-focused programmes specialising in work-integrated learning.

Humber claims the new campus will enable international students to be well-connected with the employment opportunities available in Toronto, as the city is Canada’s financial services hub and one of the region’s most dynamic technology sectors.

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Université de l'Ontario français lands C$126 million funding - Global Education Times (GET News)

Université de l’Ontario français lands C$126 million funding

Université de l’Ontario français, the first French-language university in Ontario, will receive $126 million in joint provincial and Canada federal government investment over eight years.

In September last year, the federal government of Canada and the provincial government of Ontario committed to establish and continue to support the Université de l’Ontario français (UOF).

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UK, Germany and Australia offer best post-study work visa - Global Education Times (GET News)

UK, Germany and Australia offer best post-study work visa

Australia, UK and Germany are the countries best for post-study work for international students, according to data compiled by The Atlas.

Post-study work up to 2 years will be available to students graduating from UK universities after 2020.

The change to policy has been introduced in order to attract “the best and brightest” from across the world to study and work in the UK.

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International students a powerful component of Canada’s economy - Global Education Times (GET News)

International students a powerful component of Canada’s economy

The presence of international students is proving powerful for Canada’s economy, according to data from the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), with real estate being a key benefitting sector.

The most recent figures from 2017 showed that Canada had 494,525 international students, a 20% increase from the previous year and 119% increase since 2010.

In 2017, Canada was ranked the No. 1 country for education in the world by U.S. News and World Report, followed by the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and the United States.

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4 in 10 applications for Canada student visa rejected - Global Education Times (GET News)

4 in 10 applications for Canada student visa rejected

39% of Canada student visa applicants were rejected in the first five months of 2019, statistics reveal.

The nearly 4-in-10 student visa rejections include applications for primary, secondary, post-secondary and language programmes.

Over half (53%) of all international students headed to study a Bachelor’s degree in Canada were turned away by immigration officials in the period from January to May this year, according to data provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

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