The whole world has been shaken by the Covid-19 pandemic. And the sudden outbreak of the coronavirus temporarily dampened the plans of international students planning to go abroad for their studies. But students, don’t be disheartened. As the world is slowly resorting to normalcy, countries like Canada are opening their doors for international students. So your dream of studying in Canada will now turn into a reality.
According to a recent survey conducted by IDP connect, 69% of the students are keen to resume or begin afresh their studies on campus, following the safety protocols. And it is no surprise that Canada emerged amongst the top study destinations for most of the participants. Canada has taken steady steps to bring back normalcy post-pandemic. In terms of safety, the nation is faring better than the rest of the world.
Statistics show that there were more than 642,000 foreign students in Canada at the end of last year, the biggest increase in immigration in more than a century. According to the government data, international students contribute C$21 billion annually to the nation’s economy. India was the top country of origin for students, with a total of 139,740 study permits issued last year. (*source: livemint.com)
How Canada is helping international students post-pandemic
Post pandemic, the government is trying to relax the immigration process and Canada is welcoming international students and helping them in several ways.
• Academic institutes are re-opening their campuses keeping in mind student safety, social distancing, and other safety precautions.
• The Govt. has eased travel restrictions to ensure students can attend their classes in person.
• All persons travelling to Canada will have to undergo self-isolation for a certain time to ensure their own and others’ safety.
• The Govt has increased the number of student working hours for certain occupations from 20 to 40 hours.
Canada is a highly preferred country for studying abroad because of its economic stability and welfare measures for international students.
Focus College commences its 2021 student intake
As Canadian provinces have started easing down the pandemic restrictions, gradually some universities have commenced their facility and also welcoming back students. One such leading Canadian University, Focus College has opened its doors for admissions in the upcoming January 2021 intake. The college is located in the province of Kelowna and Surrey in British Columbia. Focus college offers globally recognized, career-focused training programs in Business, IT, Travel & Tourism, Office & Bylaw. They are inviting international students and the good news is that they have waivered off the application fees this time. And they are offering free laptop to each student. So students aspiring to study in Canada, grab this golden opportunity, and secure your admissions now. You will get the benefits of an unlimited, lifetime career support and enjoy living in the beautiful province of British Columbia.
We can thus say that Canada is on the road to recovery from the pandemic crisis, and is currently the safest and most favoured destination for students planning to study abroad.