Huge spike in number of Indian students approved to study in Canada: Report – UKMALAYALEE

Huge spike in number of Indian students approved to study in Canada: Report

Wednesday 15 September 2021 9:52 PM UTC

NEW DELHI Sept 15: Amidst all the travel restrictions and the uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis, there has been a rise in the number of Indian students being approved to pursue higher education in Canada. In the first four months of 2021 alone, 83 percent more students were approved than in the whole of 2020.

The Times of India reported that study permit approval rate in the months of January-April this year has been 74 percent with 67,000 approvals as opposed to 49 percent (36,778 approvals) in 2020. “Nearly 3 in 4 Indian students have bee approved for a study permit during the first four months of 2021, this is up from the ratio of 1 in 2 last year and 2 in 3 in 2019,” the report added.

“Specifically for Indian post-secondary (college, undergraduate, and graduate combined) students, the top 3 most popular streams of study by new Canadian study permits issued in 2020 were: Business & Commerce (22%); Computing & IT (20%), and Business, Management, & Marketing (15%). These were also the top 3 most popular streams in 2019 (21%, 18%, and 13%, respectively),” The Times of India reported.

The Post Graduate Work Permit is one pull for these students. It allows International students who have completed more than eight months of education in a Canadian University, to stay and work in Canada. They are allowed to work in any occupation, even unrelated to their field of education. Applicants do not need to have a job offer at hand before applying for the permit and the permit is valid for up to three years.

In 2020, the program saw a 98 percent acceptance rate, The Times of India reported.

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