Canada is all set to droop entry of international students, together with from India, to Ontario, the worst-hit province which is battling the third wave of the coronavirus.
According to the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), an training service supplier based mostly in Ottawa, there have been 530,540 international students in Canada in 2020, of which the utmost have been from India (34 per cent) adopted by China (22 per cent).
Ontario has the utmost quantity of overseas students at 242,825 or 46 per cent, it stated.
During a press convention on Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated the federal government is contemplating halting the arrival of international students in Ontario, following a request from the province’s premier Doug Ford to fight the unfold of the coronavirus pandemic, the globalnews.ca reported.
“Because currently Ontario is the only province to request it, we are happy to work more closely with them,” he stated.
Trudeau stated they are going to be “reaching out to their officers” to formalise the request.
However, there is no clarity as yet on when the change will take effect or how long it will last.
International students are currently exempt from Canada’s COVID-19 travel rules. All students must be able to provide a valid study permit or a letter of introduction that shows they were approved for a permit, according to CTV news.
Ford also called on the federal government to ban non-essential travel after 36 cases of the B.1.617 variant, originally found in India, were identified in the province, the report said.
Trudeau reiterated his intentions of working closely with the provinces to quell the spread of the coronavirus and cautioned against any kind of non-essential travel.
“We’re engaging with other provinces that are hit hard by this third wave to see how we can help,” he stated.
Canada has to this point reported 1.22 million coronavirus circumstances, together with 463,000 in Ontario. Of the entire 24,219 fatalities, 8,050 have been reported from Ontario. PTI SCY AKJ SCY