According to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), international students are having to postpone their travel to Canada and study online after not receiving their Study Permits on time. Earlier this year, the IRCC had informed international students to submit their completed applications by May 15, 2021, to ensure the processing of their Study Permit applications by August 6, 2021.
What International Students Are Doing When Their Canadian Study Permit Application Is Still Under Process?
Some students who submitted their applications by the set deadline have not received a response due to incomplete applications and other reasons. However, due to this, some of these students have decided to postpone their study programs to January 2022. Many are studying online due to their inability to reach Canada.
Canadian universities are taking all the steps to offer support to these students who are expected to arrive in Canada in the next couple of months. Around 500 students have already started their study programs online and are expected to travel to Canada in the coming months. In the last 2-3 months, only 730 international students have arrived in Canada. These students include freshers and also upper-semester students.