Canada is rejecting many international students’ study permit applications to attend colleges and universities in Quebec. This is due to a misplaced fear that these foreign nationals will not return to their countries of origin after their studies. According to a report by the Institut du Quebec, international students from African countries hoping to study in the francophone province are particularly affected, with 72% being turned down. The Institut argues that these international students represent a valuable pool of potential immigrants to Canada and that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) should allow more of them into the country to pursue their studies.