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In 2024, Ontario unveils its plan for distributing allocations of international study permits.



The majority of international study permits, 96%, will be allocated to public universities and colleges in Ontario, while the rest will be distributed among various institutions including language schools and private universities. The Government of Ontario announced its focus on prioritizing postsecondary educational programs at public institutions through these permits, aiming to prepare graduates for in-demand jobs that fulfill Ontario's labor market needs.


Ontario's allocation of international study permits for 2024 prioritizes public universities and colleges, excluding career colleges. The government aims to focus on high-demand areas like skilled trades, healthcare, STEM fields, hospitality, and childcare, with an emphasis on French-language enrollment. Allocation to individual institutions is capped based on their 2023 permit issuance and domestic enrollment ratios. Algoma University will see a decline, while other public universities and colleges will maintain 2023 levels. This decision responds to a cap imposed by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for 2024 and 2025. Compared to other provinces, Ontario's allocation heavily favors public institutions. The process for obtaining Provincial Attestation Letters (PALs) is forthcoming, with students advised to contact their chosen institution for details.

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