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Canada Study Updates

Updated: Jul 23, 2023

Canada Study Updates provides a simple digest on the Canadian Higher Education landscape through an international student lens. ABC stands for Awesome, Bleak, and Comical.



Awesome 😎

IRCC Approves More Language Testing Options for SDS applicants

English dictionary

IELTS Academic was the recognized language testing option for SDS study permit program from the beginning. Now, IRCC has added three more language testing options for SDS applications: CAEL, PTE Academic and TOEFL iBT.


Minimum Score Requirements:

  • IELTS Academic: Min 6 overall score

  • CAEL: Min 60 overall score

  • TOEFL iBT: Min 83 overall score

  • PTE Academic: Min 60 overall score

Source: IELTS IDP

 

Bleak 😫

Visa Officer can deny Study Permit based on applicant's academic proficiency (Low Marks)

judge giving judgement

In a recent judgement, the Federal Court (Canada) stated that the Visa Officer has the authority to assess an applicant's skills and abilities, including academic proficiency. It concluded that in Barot v. Canada case, the officer's assessment was within their discretion and based on the applicant's academic records to deny study permit.


Source: Federal Court Decisions: Barot v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration)



 

Comical 😂

Vancouver cupcake thief apologizes (apology is a Canadian thing, sorry!)

cupcake with heart and sorry written on it

Recently, a cup cake thief broke into a Vancouver bakery, and soon felt sorry for his actions, and so began to clean the broken glass and mopped the floor. This incident was captured on the security cam and it went viral. He then left the store after taking a few selfies on the bakery's smartphone and with his heist of frosted treats!


The cupcake thief is again in the news after a week, and this time for calling the bakery to apologize and offer to pay for the damages and the stolen cupcakes! Sweet Story, eh!


Source: CBC News

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