Important Statement from BT Global Access
As you may be aware, on January 22, 2024, the Canadian government, through the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Marc Miller, announced major policy changes to the Canada international student visa program.
Many of you have reached out to our office seeking information on how it is going to impact your applications. Rest assured, we are engaging our partners and industry professionals to seek clarification regarding these changes, and we will get you posted as soon as they are available.
Based on the information we received, none of our current students already in Canada are impacted. However, the proposed changes will affect applications submitted on or after January 22, 2024.
The government and the Minister of Immigration announce that, as of January 22, 2024, every study permit application submitted to the IRCC will also require an attestation letter from a province or territory. Provinces and territories are expected to establish a process for issuing attestation letters to students by no later than March 31, 2024.
Our lawyer will submit your study permit applications once we obtain confirmations from your schools that they now have the system in place to issue those attestation letters. We have received notice to not submit any study permit until we have such confirmations.
The work and gathering of your applications will continue while we wait for the attestation process.
We are in discussions with Immigration Canada as well as with our immigration lawyer and we will continue to provide you with up-to-date information on how this will impact your application with BT Global Access as soon as we receive an update.
Our mission is to provide a safe, rewarding, and supportive international study experience while nurturing intercultural links, with the ultimate aim of preparing youth to become respectable global citizens and future leaders.
We support reasonable and sensible policy reforms that protect the integrity of the Canadian education system and give international students the dignity, respect, and quality of education they expect in Canada.
We will keep you informed as we clarify and get more information on these policy changes, and we will continue to reach out to our current students with details as they become available.
Should you have any questions, you can reach out to us at email@example.com.
Founder & CEO
BT Global Access