Canadian Universities Helping Global Students Stuck In Permit Backlog
In the backdrop of the permit backlog brought into existence–thanks to the labour disagreement between the Canadian federal administration & the foreign envoys–the national universities are being reportedly hands-on, and providing all possible support to the hapless students.
Though the extent to which global students–who need study visas to attend schools in the nation are having difficulties gaining their papers–is still blurred, schools aren’t taking any chances even as these are suitably apprising the potential students of their choices. It comprises postponing their start dates only to begin afterwards, in the hopes that the overseas students won’t opt for another nation, for study purposes. The chief priority remains ensuring that the nation can be as accommodative as possible, to guarantee that the global students, who have chosen the Maple Leaf Country, still make a decision to pursue studies herein.
Reportedly, the civil servants started job action in the month of April this year. The concerned union claims that its members are underpaid, vis-à-vis their equivalents in other sectors. The administration though begs to differ claiming the wage increase is both unjust and irrational for the national taxpayers even as the talks between the two parties failed in July.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has said that every would-be visa candidate should file a petition sooner than later. Students may present a letter from their school showing the establishment would admit a late arrival for reflection in their permit submission.
Majority of the universities reportedly claim that the strike’s fallout hitherto has been minimal as several potential students presented their permit petitions well before the argument kick started. However, at a given establishment, 100s of students are still allegedly cooling their heels for their permits. Given this, students have been given a grace period of two weeks, and their seats in residence are also being frozen till then.
Out of the said university nearly 39,000 students, 2,400 are fresh students who would be hit the most, courtesy the permit backlog. Allegedly, close to 1,100 students are filing submissions at one of the 15 busiest agencies across the globe, wherein the union has been getting involved with rotating job actions since the month of July 2013.
In a related development, another Canadian University has reportedly obtained just some requests for suspensions, enabling the students to begin in the month of January the next year, in place of September this year. As per available figures, the national undergraduate students coughed-up an average of $5,581 in tuition charges the previous school year, vis-à-vis $18,641 that came from the global undergraduate students’ pockets
In the backdrop of the permit backlog brought into existence—courtesy the labour disagreement between the Canadian federal administration & the foreign ambassadors–the national universities are being hands-on, and giving all possible support to the ill-fated students. The national undergraduate students
shelled-out an average of $5,581 in tuition charges the previous school year, vis-à-vis $18,641 given by the undergraduate students.