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EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS – YOU’RE LIKELY BREAKING THE LAW ……. Commentary from Cathryn Sawicki, Immigration and Citizenship Law

June 13th, 2013

Any educational institution, private or public, that assists int’l students with their immigration documentation is likely breaking the law. Read More

Canada at NAFSA. High marks for appearance, not so much for attendance.

June 3rd, 2013

Despite an impressive Canadian federal government presence, the annual NAFSA conference in St. Louis from May 27 to 30th, was not particularly well-attended by Canadian delegates. Read More

Will CIC’s new student visa timelines be competitive ?

February 24th, 2013

CIC’s new guidelines to help avoid delays in visa processing have useful tips for students. Still, how to digest such language as “it is always a good idea to apply as early as possible, and at least four to six months prior to the start of classes”. Read More

Attention universities and colleges: Ready to be accountable ? The Feds question, period.

February 15th, 2013

If properly implemented, Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) “proposed changes to Canada’s International Student Program” projects to both curtail and police student visa abuse. Read More

Canada to crack down on fake varsities luring foreigners

January 24th, 2013

(From the Hindustan Times, India) The Canadian government will soon crack down on private institutions of higher learning that mislead international students, including many from India, into enrolling for expensive courses. Read More

Misled to Manitoba

December 12th, 2012

The CBC report exposing the misleading of international students by the International College of Manitoba (ICM) and its overseas education agent is common. Here the University of Manitoba enabled a network of unknown and uncertain education agents to market with its name, trademarks, brand and reputation. Read More

Hey George…here comes the Judge !

November 23rd, 2012

So George Brown College got caught.

More than one hundred students, most of them international students, won their class-action case against the publicly funded Toronto college for what an Ontario Superior Court judge called “negligent misrepresentation” in misleading them as to what were the true opportunities, experiences and teaching value of an eight month long business program. Read More

Canada’s brand disease spreading.

November 5th, 2012

A recent story in a major Indian newspaper places Canada squarely in the centre of suspicion as yet another place where Indian students are cheated. The privately owned University Canada West is not typical for Canada. Read More

RECRUITING IN INDIA. Stories of success.

October 23rd, 2012

The University of Windsor has recruited 2,000 Indian students and nearly 6,000 overseas students since deciding 15 years ago to become “Canada’s leading international university.”

Canadian foreign correspondent Matthew Fisher reports from the Canadian University Application Centre (CUAC) education fair in Gurgaon, just outside New Delhi. Read More

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