In a recent interview, a top Canadian official revealed a sharp decline in study permits issued to Indian students late last year. This setback follows India’s expulsion of Canadian diplomats involved in permit processing, coupled with fewer Indian students applying due to a diplomatic dispute over a Khalistani terrorist’s murder in Canada.
Immigration Minister Marc Miller expressed skepticism about a quick rebound in the number of study permits for Indians. The diplomatic tensions, ignited by accusations from Canada’s Prime Minister, have strained processing capabilities and led to an 86% drop in permits issued to Indians in the fourth quarter of last year.
As Canadian universities grapple with the challenges posed by this decline, the blog delves into the complexities of the situation and its potential impact on international education.