Canada eases foreign student visas, while US doubles fees

April 22, 2008

The federal government has introduced new rules to work permits for international students who study at Canadian PSE institutions. Under the new guidelines, students will no longer need a job offer to apply for a work visa, and will also be allowed to remain in Canada for up to three years. Meanwhile, in the US, the Department of Homeland Security proposed doubling student visa fees to $200. The additional funds will go toward the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System, which tracks foreign students and exchange visitors in the US. Globe and Mail | Government of Canada News Release | Inside Higher Ed | The Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required)