In the recently published “IRCC Anti-Racism Employee Focus Groups” Final Report, IRCC was accused of having a bias against applications from African countries. Immigration officials denied this claim, indicating that the approval rates for study permit applications from African countries, especially from French-speaking applicants are relatively high. According to the officials, “there cannot be any bias in the process, and there are many other factors at play.” However, Canadian universities agreed with the high refusal rates for applications from French-speaking African countries and stated that this urgent issue has to be addressed as soon as possible.
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