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Indian students start exploring alternative study destinations as visa woes in Canada spike Canada

Indian students start exploring alternative study destinations as visa woes in Canada spike

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 17 Nov 2023, 01:40 pm

In the wake of growing concerns over delayed student visas and the potential imposition of caps on Indian student numbers in Canada, a significant shift in destination preferences is emerging among students from the country.

The unsettling situation has prompted many to consider alternative study options, with Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States emerging as favoured alternatives.

The reasons behind this shift are manifold, encompassing not only bureaucratic hurdles but also broader concerns about safety and uncertainty regarding the future of Indian students in Canada. Immigration experts are observing a discernible trend as prospective students and their parents navigate the complexities of international education.

Ruban Kohli, a prominent immigration consultant, sheds light on the prevailing sentiment, stating, “Amid the ongoing Canada-India diplomatic row, parents aspiring to send their children abroad are now favoring Australia and other countries over Canada.”

The diplomatic tensions between the two nations have evidently cast a shadow on the appeal of Canada as a destination for higher education.

Another immigration consultant, Manpreet Kaur, underscores the challenges faced by students already in Canada, stating, “The students in Canada are also grappling with issues related to housing and high inflation, contributing to a discernible trend of shifting preferences from Canada to other countries.”

The combination of bureaucratic delays, diplomatic tensions, and domestic challenges appears to be steering Indian students away from the maple leaf country.

The troubles extend beyond the realm of visas, as students currently studying in Canada find themselves contending with housing difficulties and the economic strain of high inflation. These challenges have added fuel to the growing perception that alternative destinations may offer a more stable and conducive environment for academic pursuits.

As a result, Australian universities, renowned for their academic excellence and diverse student communities, are becoming increasingly popular among Indian students. The United Kingdom and the United States, with their well-established education systems and welcoming policies, are also emerging as attractive options.

The changing preferences of Indian students are indicative of a broader global trend, where geopolitical factors and domestic challenges are influencing international education decisions. It remains to be seen how this shift will impact the Canadian education sector in the long run and whether the nation can address the concerns raised by Indian students and their families.

(Image and text courtesy: Khalsavox.com)

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