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IRCC Minister To Make Important Announcement For International Students

Last Updated On 6 October 2022, 8:13 PM EDT (Toronto Time)

The Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship (IRCC), the Honourable Sean Fraser, will make an important announcement about foreign students and solving Canada’s labour shortage.

Following the announcement, the Minister will be available to the media. Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Orleans, will accompany the Minister.

Date: Friday October 7, 2022
Time: 09:00 a.m. ET (Toronto time)

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What To Expect From IRCC Minister?

As stated the announcement is expected to be focusing on international students and addressing labor shortage in Canada. We will be covering the announcement as it happens tomorrow on our website.

Scanning Twitter for predictions. Some users feel like that international students could be allowed to work more than 20 hours/week to address the labour shortage. Not to forget there is already an ongoing petition asking the minister to increase the work hours to 30 hours/week.

Some of the users are expecting more points for international students in the Express Entry system and extension to Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP). While some are also eying at new TR to PR.

An immigration reporter for Toronto Star, Nicholas Keung says, “Let’s just hope that it’s not a another rehash of previous announcements.” Kim K.C Ly, RCIC comments “Reiteration of the M-44 report just in case we couldn’t understand the written version!”

Most funny prediction is by @reddym76447907 as we quote “Last time we have seen 5 pillars this time I can see planning for 1st and 2nd floor probably 🙂

We hope something better comes up for international students in regards to their ultimate goal of getting permanent residency. INC – Immigration News Canada will publish the details tomorrow morning as soon as they are out. Comment below your expectations from tomorrow’s announcement.