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Canada has new requirements for international students hoping to come study. Here's what you need to know

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January 22, 2024 at 11:56
Students are seen walking at McGill University in Montreal on Aug. 23. (Ivanoh Demers/Radio-Canada)
Students are seen walking at McGill University in Montreal on Aug. 23. (Ivanoh Demers/Radio-Canada)

Applicants will soon need to show they have access to $20,635 instead of $10,000

Canada's immigration minister on Thursday announced a slew of new requirements for foreign students wanting to come study in Canada.

Starting next year, Marc Miller said prospective international students will need to show they have access to $20,635 instead of the $10,000 requirement that has been in place for two decades, in addition to paying for travel and tuition.

The amount will be adjusted annually based on a Statistics Canada benchmark for living costs.

Miller also announced the federal Liberals are extending an exemption that allowed current international students without an employment visa to work for more than the 20 hours each week off campus. 

He threatened to cap visas in provinces that don't help house students or who won't shut down educational institutions that he argues shouldn't be operating.

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