Prospective Students Should Consult with A Canadian Immigration Lawyer for Help with The Process
The U.S. has long been a beacon for higher education. The country draws many students from around the world (including Canada) due to its number of renowned universities. Now that Trump is president, though, his anti-immigration stance has many international students looking for more hospitable countries to study in, including Canada. An immigration lawyer can help international students keen on studying in Canada with the process.
According to a recent article about Canada's rising popularity among international students in the Trump era, some international students are unable to return to school in the U.S. because their visas were revoked. Many no longer consider the U.S. as a desirable country to live, study, and work in. Although the top U.S. court has suspended both executive orders, international students are still in limbo. They must wait to see if they can go back to the U.S., or if they'll have to study elsewhere.
Now, more than ever, many international students—including U.S. students—are looking to Canadian universities. While some of the surveyed students say they made their decisions to study in Canada based on other factors, they added that Trump's election reinforced their decision to study abroad.
Since Trump’s election last November, web traffic has increased significantly for Canadian university websites. U.S. student applications to Canadian universities have also skyrocketed; McGill's increased 25%, McMaster's 25%, and the University of Toronto saw an almost 80% increase. The Brexit vote also made Canada a more viable country for international students, since Canada still has an inclusive immigration stance.
The University of Toronto has been especially welcoming to international students. U of T has been promoting its inclusive and diverse community as representative both of Toronto and Canada. After Trump introduced the first immigration ban, Universities Canada also spoke out. They welcomed those from around the world to work and study at Canadian universities. By opening the door to more skilled workers, bringing in knowledge, and encouraging innovation, Canada’s economy and society will continue to be strengthened.
Some universities in Canada have even waived the application fee for international students who were affected by Trump’s executive orders. For instance, the cost of tuition in Canada is much lower than that of many schools in the U.S. In addition, Canada has a relatively low dollar. This makes the affordability of studying and living in Canada—along with Canada’s openness to immigration—one of the best options for international students now. For further information on study permits and the application process, prospective international students should consult with a Canadian immigration lawyer.