Canada considering limit on taking international students due to housing shortage

  • January 14, 2024

The Canadian government plans to reduce the number of international students in Canada, but Immigration Minister Marc Miller did not share by what volume. He assured that he will be exploring the potential of doing so in the upcoming months.

The federal government of Canada has faced backlash for allowing an increasing number of immigrants, both permanent and temporary, while the country faces a severe housing shortage. When asked why his government is only considering a limit now when the idea has been considered for months, Miller said there’s a need to plan out numbers on a federal level before exploring with “a little more granularity” at what individual academic institutes are doing in the various provinces, possibly profiting off more bringing in more international students.