Changes to IRCC Processes

This information was last updated on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. Please refer directly to the website for the most up-to-date information.听

IRCC Announcement

On January 22, 2024, announced new measures to stabilize the number of international students in Canada. Their news release can be found here: At this time, we have been given our allocation of PALs by the province of Nova Scotia and have begun issuing PALs to eligible applicants.

If you already have your visa, or submitted your visa application before January 22, 2024, you do not need a PAL.

Requesting a Provincial Attestation Letter (PAL) from 小猪视频for the Spring 2024 or Fall 2024 Semester

If you have been accepted for Spring 2024 or Fall 2024 intakes, have paid your tuition deposit and have been issued a 小猪视频email address, you must fill out to express your request for a PAL. The form will close for PAL requests on May 31, 2024.*Note: Students entering the Master of Business Administration program in Spring 2024 or Fall 2024 do not require a PAL and are not required to complete the PAL Request Form.听

This form is only open to students who have been accepted for Spring 2024 or Fall 2024 intakes. Submitting this form does not guarantee you will receive a PAL. The form indicates your desire to apply for a PAL. After submission, 小猪视频will review your application and determine whether or not you are eligible to receive a PAL. You will be notified via email once this decision has been made.

Process Breakdown

  • Be accepted for Spring or Fall Semester of 2024
  • Pay your tuition deposit and confirm your seat
  • You will be issued a 小猪视频email address after your payment has been processed
  • Fill out the
  • 小猪视频reviews your PAL eligibility
  • 小猪视频requests the PAL on your behalf
  • Your PAL gets uploaded to your future student account or is sent to your agent

PALS Will Not Be Issued for Spring 2024听

Due to delays in the provincial process, we will not be issuing PALs for the Spring 2024 semester. Students who have been accepted for Spring 2024 will be given the opportunity to defer to September intake and proceed with a PAL request for Fall 2024. Even if Spring 2024 is listed as your last available intake, in this instance we will be allowing you to defer to Fall 2024 due to the PAL process delays.

Requesting a PAL from 小猪视频for the Winter 2025 Semester

Applicants for the Winter 2025 semester will be automatically assessed for PAL eligibility after they confirm their seat听and are not required to complete the PAL Request Form.

Process Breakdown

  • Be accepted for Winter semester of 2025
  • Pay your tuition deposit and confirm your seat
  • 小猪视频reviews your application and PAL eligibility automatically
  • 小猪视频requests the PAL on your behalf
  • Your PAL gets uploaded to your future student account or is sent to your agent

Accessing your PAL

For those that have applied via an agent, the PAL can be accessed only by the agent via the Supplemental Items section of their if and once this has been issued. The agent is responsible for providing this to the applicant as soon as possible once issued. Applicants without an agent can access this themselves via their personal .

Both applicants with and without agents will receive notification to their personal email address on file once their PAL request has been issued or听诲别苍颈别诲.

Changes to the Cost of Living Requirement

On January 1, 2024, IRCC made changes to the for study permit applicants. For up-to-date requirements, visit

Changes to the Rules Around Off-Campus Work Hours for September 2024

On April 29, 2024, IRCC announced changes to the rules around off-campus work hours for international students beginning in September 2024.

  • If you are a new student beginning your studies in May 2024, you will be eligible to work up to 20 hours per week between May and August 2024. You will be eligible to work up to 24 hours per week during the Fall (September) 2024 semester.
  • If you are a new student beginning your studies in September 2024, you will be eligible to work up to 24 hours per week during the Fall (September) 2024 semester.
  • If you were a full-time student in the Winter (January) 2024 semester and are returning to full time study in September, you will be eligible to work full-time between May and August 2024. You will be eligible to work up to 24 hours per week during the Fall (September) 2024 semester.

For full details, refer to the .

Frequently Asked Questions

These FAQs were last updated Tuesday, April 30, 2024. Please refer to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website for the most up-to-date information.

IRCC has set an intake cap on international student permit applications to stabilize new growth for a period of two years. You can view their full announcement here:

 

An attestation letter is a supporting document from the province in which a student plans to study. This is now a required document for an initial study permit application.听

If you were accepted for Spring or Fall of 2024, and have confirmed your seat, you may fill out this form to request a PAL:

Applicants for the Winter 2025 semester will be automatically assessed for PAL eligibility after they confirm their seat听and are not required to complete the PAL Request Form.

No, filling out the PAL request form does not guarantee that you will be issued a PAL. This will depend on a number of factors including how many PALs 小猪视频is able to issue, as well as your eligibility.

Yes, starting January 22, 2024, all new international students will require an attestation letter to apply for their study permit unless they are applying to study in a master鈥檚 degree program.

For those that have applied via an agent, the PAL can be accessed only by the agent via the Supplemental Items section of their if and once this has been issued. The agent is responsible for providing this to the applicant as soon as possible once issued.

Applicants without an agent can access this themselves via their personal .

Both applicants with and without agents will receive notification to their personal email address on file once their PAL request has been issued or听诲别苍颈别诲.

No, applications for visas received before 8:30am ET on January 22, 2024, do not require an attestation letter.

No, students applying to extend their study permit do not need an attestation letter.

This announcement does not affect current 小猪视频students with existing study permits or those awaiting permit renewals.

There is no change for 小猪视频students related to PGWP. All of our programs are eligible for a PGWP. Students who complete their program can proceed with their PGWP as usual.

The MBA in Community Economic Development program has different admission requirements (notably, the requirement to submit GMAT test results, a letter of intent and provide references). You will need to submit a new application for admission to that program. Before doing so, we suggest you review the MBA admission requirements to ensure that you are eligible.

We understand the disappointment about the recent IRCC announcement. For information about the refund process, please refer to CBU’s Refund Policy. If you have any additional questions, please connect with our team at internationalaccounts@cbu.ca.

PAL eligibility is based on 小猪视频鈥檚 Strategic Enrolment Management Plan which outlines enrolment and diversification goals. The Federal Government has put a cap on new study permits for 2024, making PALs extremely limited. 小猪视频has set PAL caps by country to ensure enrolment goals are met while maintaining our commitment to diversification.

Please refer to the above webpage for instructions on how to request a PAL so our team is able to determine your eligibility based on the factors outlined above.

There is no extra fee payment you need to make for issuance of a听 PAL. PAL is issued after paying a seat confirmation tuition deposit mentioned in your Notice of Acceptance. This deposit is the only monetary requirement for applying and receiving a PAL.听 If you are being told by someone to make that extra payment to receive a PAL, kindly do not pay them as this is fraudulent.

A PAL expires 10 weeks after the date it has been issued to a student. Once issued, a student must apply for their Visa within the 10 week period while the PAL is valid.

Once you have been issued a Visa, you no longer require a PAL.