According to CBC, Pures College emailed that it wanted to accept all applications, but had been forced to make that decision by its partner in Northern Ontario.
Our partner has decided to revoke these approvals. Pures College had planned to enroll these students for the fall semester before the applications were withdrawnexplains the facility in a press release.
Canada has accepted more foreign student visas than expected, according to a spokesman for Northern College. It is the institution’s responsibility to estimate the number of candidates who will receive their support. As a result, the college is offering more admissions than it can accommodate and hoping some students won’t get their visas, says Davis Francis, Northern College’s director of strategic initiatives.
Dissatisfaction with government immigration authorities
Canada’s Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship notes in an email to CBC that Northern College’s decision reads
For its part, the Ontario Department of Colleges and Universities shares the Federal Department’s view.
Pures College told CBC it will continue to work to resolve the dispute with both its partner and the students. Mr Francis says Northern College will ensure they are reimbursed or transferred to another post-secondary institution.
Mr. David Francis advises that priority will be given to those on Canadian soil in the resolution of individual cases.
For some, this situation is not accidental. According to Jaspreet Singh, President of the International Association of Sikh Students, situations like this reveal a more serious problem.
The system exploits the students, he said. He also notes that this is not the first time such a situation has happened in the country. He recalls a similar incident occurring in May, when Toronto’s Alpha College of Business and Technology unilaterally suspended admissions offers to hundreds of female students.
Hard hit for students
Note: We’re only using the first name Ashley here because she doesn’t have a last name. So that’s his official name.
According to Ashley, who was due to start her studies in September at Pures College, Scarborough, the institution affiliated with Northern College, that is the situation
breaks the heart. Ashley said in an interview with CBC that she had already paid the administration fees and bought her $2,200 plane ticket to Toronto.
Like more than 500 international students, Ashley must stay in her home country and search for a solution for the rapidly approaching school year.
With information from CBC
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