Who will be affected by Canada's cap on new student visas?

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Canada on Monday announced a 35% cut on new student visas in 2024 to ease the pressure on housing, health care and other services at a time of record immigration.

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The number of new visas handed out will be capped at 364,000. Nearly 560,000 such visas were issued last year.

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The cap will be in place for two years; the number of permits to be issued in 2025 will be reassessed at the end of this year.

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Starting in September, international students who begin a programme that's part of a curriculum licensing arrangement will no longer be eligible for a post-graduation work permit.

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People pursuing master's or post-doctorate programs will be eligible for a three-year work permit.

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Spouses of international students enrolled in other levels of study, including undergraduate and college programs, will no longer be eligible.

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