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Visa applications increasing for Canada

Published On: 27 Sep 2010 | Last Updated On: 27 Sep 2010
At a time when countries like Britain and Australia are seeing an unprecedented rise in student visa applications from India, Canada is not concerned about this as it has already seen a 100 percent rise in applications.According to Canada’s consul general Scott Slessor, “Students are welcome to Canada but at the same time we have to check the authenticity of their documents.”
The UK Border Agency had stopped taking applications for some time after it received a record number of applications from the Punjab region. Similarly, Australia has also tightened its rules to keep a tab on unscrupulous and non-serious students.
India is one of the biggest sources of international students to Canada. Canadian institutes are known for their world-class infrastructure and international exposure. Slessor said that the Canadian government is continuously monitoring the quality of the institutes.
The education sector is booming in Canada. But the universities and colleges are not coming up overnight. There is a regulatory authority in Canada that keeps a tab on the status of quality education. There are very strict rules that every institution has to follow.
Slessor said after China, India is probably Canada’s biggest source of international students.
Last year, around 5,600 Indian students had gone to Canada for higher studies and From China, there were 15 percent to 20 percent more students who go to Canada for studies.

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