US OPT rules confirmed: Foreign STEM grads can now stay and work for up to three years

  New regulations were introduced in the US earlier this month to govern post-study work rights for foreign students studying in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields STEM is a major area of study for international students in the US, accounting for roughly 40% of all international enrolment in American higher education Scheduled to …..

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New Zealand-: Pathway Student Visa pilot

New Zealand launches pilot for five-year pathway visa: New Zealand has introduced a new pathway visa that will allow international students to study for three consecutive programs over a five-year period. “The industry and Government believe that Pathway Student Visas will help retain more international students and make New Zealand more competitive with countries such …..

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International students are the perfect candidates to become Canadian citizens

“If I were asked what is the stupidest part of [Bill] C-24, I would say revoking the 50% credit for international students,” said John McCallum, minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship, in a speech announcing the u-turn. “Because international students are the perfect candidates to become Canadian citizens and we are seeking them out as …..

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