2024 Study Permit Allocation Released For Canada By IRCC

2024 Study Permit Allocation Released For Canada By IRCC

Breaking News: The honourable immigration minister, Marc Miller on April 05, 2024, shared an update on the international student cap. The minister shared his insight on the 2024 study permit allocation released for Canada by IRCC.


  • Firstly, the allocation of study permits is as per:
    • Population size.
    • 10% cap imposed on provinces expecting a rise in 2024.
    • Provinces/territories expecting approval rates below have top-up allocations.
  • Secondly, the allocations are:
    • Ontario – 235,000
      • Ontario 530 Designated Learning Institutions (DLIs).
      • 96% of allocations will go to public colleges while remaining to others.
    • Quebec – 117,917.
    • British Columbia – 83,000.
    • Alberta – 40,894.
    • Nova Scotia – 20,378.
    • Manitoba – 18,652.
    • Saskatchewan – 15,054.
    • New Brunswick – 14,651.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador – 3153.
    • Prince Edward Island – 2,312.
    • Yukon – 417.
    • North West Territories / Nunavut – 333.


What does the 2024 study permit allocations release by IRCC mean for international students?

If you plan to apply for a Canada Study Visa in 2024, then you must consider all the immigration updates. Here is a list of updates you must know:

  • Firstly, Canada is planning to process 606,000 study visa applications.
  • Secondly, the cap applies to undergraduate degrees and lower credentials.
    • Applicants of these courses no longer can sponsor their spouse for a Spousal Open Work Permit (SOWP).
  • Also, there are special provisions for Master’s and PhD candidates:
    • The student cap does not apply to them.
    • No restriction for sponsoring a spouse for an SOWP.
    • Post Graduate Worker Permit (PGWP) will be issued for 3 years for Master’s/Ph.D. applicants. But their study program must not be less than 8 months.


So, if you plan to make a study visa application to Canada, then connect with a study visa expert. Because these industry experts can help you understand how you can benefit from the new study visa updates.

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