The International Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) responded to the CIMM committee report concerning problems facing foreign students
The response by the Canadian government highlighted measures to bring, help, and protect students from foreign countries coming to, or studying in, Canada.
The Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration (CIMM) assesses issues in Canadian immigration and citizenship. The committee supervises Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada. It also monitors the Federal Multiculturalism Policy.
The CIMM report observed that few international students may face vulnerable and unfavorable situations for multiple reasons that the IRCC can address. The CIMM report addresses the following main goals in relation to international students in Canada.
- To motivate international students to pursue studies in Canada
- Ensuring impartiality in the International Students Program (ISP)
- Enhancing communications and services in all processes of immigration and study permits for international students
The IRCC acknowledged concerns of CIMM and committed to expanding Student Direct Stream (SDS) to attract more students to Canada. IRCC will explore ways to support the transition of international students to permanent residents. It will help students with specific skills, experience, and language proficiencies crucial to settle in Canada.
The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will review the selection process of international students to enhance communication and service. It will explore ways to improve transparency and understanding during the decision-making process on applications.