According to the minister, the academic ecosystem that welcomes international students “is very lucrative and it has some perverse effects.” Immigration Minister Marc Miller stated
According to the minister, the academic ecosystem that welcomes international students “is very lucrative and it has some perverse effects.”
With this, there will be more international students than at any other time in history—roughly triple the number that came to the country ten years ago.
According to Marc Miller, Canada is worried about the integrity of the educational system as a whole, not just the increased strain that international students place on housing.
The educational environment that attracts international students “is very profitable and it’s come with some perverse effects, some fraud in the system.”
Some individuals are using what is thought to be a backdoor approach into Canada, he said. Private and public universities generate between $20 and $30 billion in revenue annually from those who come to study abroad.”
The minister claimed that while private colleges have recently exploded across Canada, he was more concerned with them than with public universities. The government is considering capping the number of students admitted each year as a measure to ease the housing shortage, the minister previously stated.