Many educational institutions are implementing policies to reduce the financial burden on international students. For instance, the University of Waterloo pays the cost for days 4 to 14 for students who self-isolate on the campus in Kitchener, ON. The University of Calgary organized a Zoom-based buddy system in its quarantine system. Volunteers stay in contact with the students on their self-isolation. The University of Toronto established a $9.1 million fund to help international students to pay for the hotel quarantine and created quarantine space in its dormitories for some of the students. Smaller communities like the University of Lethbridge, AB and Thunder Bay (Lakehead University), ON, organized home renting and buying goods services for the students on quarantine. Such policies may help the Canadian education system to overcome the stormy period helping to attract more international students.
- Quebec invited 69 candidates in the fourth round of Arrima in 2021
- Fully vaccinated international students can be exempted from mandatory quarantine
- Ontario issued 583 NOIs in the Human Capital Priorities Stream
- Canada invited 1,002 provincial nominees in the Express Entry draw #193
- British Columbia held a new draw
- Canada’s new Oath of Citizenship officially recognizes First Nations, Inuit and Metis rights