Navigating the visa application process has become increasingly difficult for Canadian educators, foreign students, and partners alike. Canadian immigration officials are increasing staff and working to reduce processing times. However, the significant backlog has caused some students to delay their program start dates this year. In a related matter, the Canadian government has extended its COVID-era policy that permits students to complete up to 100 percent of their studies online and still obtain a Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP). According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, this policy will remain unchanged until August 31, 2023. Consequently, students studying online or who have submitted a study permit application before that date will still be eligible for a PGWP.