ERIC Number: ED455736
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar-2
Reference Count: N/A
Recognizing the Importance of International Students to Canada in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. A Brief Submitted to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration Canada Regarding Bill C-11, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Its Regulations.
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Because the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) recognizes the importance of international students to Canada and its institutions of higher education, it makes some recommendations to enhance policy related to international students and to facilitate the recruitment of international students to Canadian educational institutions. The AUCC recommends that the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act place a stronger emphasis on facilitating the recruitment of international students. It also recommends that should an in-Canada landing class for international students be created, a clear distinction be drawn between the student authorization process and the process of becoming a landed immigrant. The AUCC recommends that international students be allowed to work part-time off-campus during the school term and over holidays, and that visitors to Canada be allowed to change their visa status from visitor to international student from within Canada's borders. The AUCC recommends that the medical processing of international students be expedited as is currently being done on a pilot basis for Latin American and some other immigrants. The AUCC also recommends the development of a system of student visas differentiated by education subsector. (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada