Fanshawe president responds to international student cap

An outdoor sign with the Fanshawe College logo. CREDIT: FSU PUBLICATIONS DEPARTMENT
It remains unclear how the cap will impact Fanshawe.

In a note to employees Jan. 23, Fanshawe president Peter Devlin stressed that Fanshawe College is a solid financial position following the federal government’s announcement that it plans to cut international study permits by 35 per cent in 2024.

“We are committed to providing an exceptional educational experience for all our students,” Devlin said in the statement. “We take immense pride in offering a diverse and vibrant student environment, and we place a high priority on providing excellent student supports. Our dedication to academic excellence and the well-being of our students remains unwavering.”

Devlin also stated that the college’s leadership team is “working to ascertain the details of the new cap and its implications for Fanshawe.”

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On Jan. 22, Immigration Minister Marc Miller announced that the federal government will introduce a temporary, two-year cap on new international student permits. A cap of 364,000 approved study permits will be introduced, representing a 35 per cent reduction from 2023. The cap will be allocated by province based on population, meaning some provinces may see more significant decreases than others. The provinces and territories will work together to determine how the cap is distributed among the designated learning institutions under their jurisdiction.

Devlin concluded the statement by stressing that Fanshawe is in a “solid financial position.” It is unclear at this time exactly how Fanshawe will be impacted by the cap. In his announcement, Miller said that the cap will be allocated by province based on population, “such as that some provinces will see much more significant reductions.”