Friday, April 26, 2024

International student allocations for provinces and territories

 The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, issued the following statement:

“On January 22, I announced a national cap on study permit applications to address the rapid increase of international students in Canada. Provincial and territorial allocations for 2024 have now been finalized. I would like to take this opportunity to share those figures and explain how we made these decisions.

Net zero first year growth model

“The national cap is based on the amount of expiring study permits this year. This means that the number of international students coming to Canada in 2024 should be the same as the number of students whose permits expire this year. For 2024, the target is 485,000 approved study permits.

“About 20% of students apply for an extension each year and remain in the country. Therefore, IRCC subtracted that amount (97,000) from the target of 485,000 and set aside a small buffer to allow for other variations, resulting in a revised target of 364,000 approved study permits in 2024.

“Accordingly, based on the national approval rate of 60% for study permit applications, the target of 364,000 approved study permits translates into a cap of 606,000 study permit applications received for 2024.

“Some international students are exempt from the cap, such as primary and secondary school students and master’s or doctoral degree students. IRCC deducted the estimated volume of these groups (140,000 based on 2023 data) from the 2024 target number of approved study permits. This resulted in a target of 236,000 approved study permits for 2024, which converts to roughly 393,000 study permit applications to be allocated.

Finalizing provincial and territorial allocations

“IRCC distributed the adjusted number of study permit applications, 393,000, based on the population share of each province and territory. Under this model, some provinces and territories would get more students in 2024 than in 2023, while others would see fewer new students.

“For provinces that would receive more international students in 2024 than in 2023 based on population share, we adjusted their allocation to limit growth to 10% compared to 2023.

“For provinces that would receive fewer international students in 2024 than in 2023, we adjusted their allocation to lessen the negative impact in the first year and support broader regional immigration goals.

“IRCC also topped up allocations for provinces whose approval rate was lower than 60%. The top­-ups will help provinces with lower approval rates reach their expected number of approved study permits in 2024.

“As a result, a total of about 552,000 study permit applications have been allocated to provinces and territories under the national cap. These allocations are expected to yield approximately 292,000 approved study permits, representing a 28% reduction from 2023 for the groups included under the cap.

“Many variables may influence the number of new international students who arrive in Canada in 2024, for example

  • provinces and territories with room to grow may not end up using their full allocations
  • approval rates may change
  • in-year adjustments may be required

“These results will help me make decisions on allocations for 2025. I have included the full allocation model below.

“We will continue to work collaboratively with provinces and territories to strengthen the International Student Program and to provide international students with the supports they need to succeed in Canada.”


Zero net growth (one-out, one-in)
Study permits expiring in 2024 (all cohorts)485,000
Exempted groups and buffer-249,400
Target new study permits approved 2024235,600
Approval rate60%
Allocations (# of applications)
Cap space allocated to PTs392,667
 SPs Issued (2023)Distribution by Population Share
Province / TerritoryExcluding K-12 + GradAll Levels of StudyPopulation Share Footnote1PT AllocationsProjected SPs Approved% Change from 2023
British Columbia60,864101,57613.66%53,63832,183-47%
New Brunswick6,18610,3542.09%8,2074,924-20%
Newfoundland and Labrador1,2903,2181.35%5,3013,181147%
Northwest Territories4390.12%4712836968%
Nova Scotia8,60413,8132.62%10,2886,173-28%
Prince Edward Island1,3362,1150.44%1,7281,037-22%
 Allocation After Initial AdjustmentFinal Allocation After Top-Ups for PTs with Approval Rate Below 60%
Province / TerritoryPT Allocations (A)Projected SPs Approved (B)% Change from 2023Top-Up (C)Revised PT Allocations with Top-Up (A+C)Projected SPs Approved (same as B
British Columbia83,00049,800-18%N/A83,00049,800
New Brunswick9,2795,567-10%5,37214,6515,567
Newfoundland and Labrador2,3651,41910%7883,1531,419
Northwest Territories3332004900%N/A333200
Nova Scotia12,9067,744-10%7,47220,3787,744
Prince Edward Island2,0041,202-10%3082,3121,202

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Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Online Certificate in Business Administration

The York University School of Continuing Studies Certificate in Business Administration – Online is open for registration with a start date of September 18.

This 10-month, part-time, fully online program taught by instructions with senior-level professional experience will teach students core business competencies, such as strategy, marketing, accounting, HR and project management, and cross-functional skills like problem solving, critical thinking and advanced communication.

Admission Requirements

This is a direct enrolment program - register for the program online. To qualify for admission into this program, you must be:

A mature student (over 21 years of age and out of school for at least 2 years with no significant post-secondary education);

OR - Have successfully attended at least a year of college or university;

OR - Otherwise, be eligible for admission to the University

The Online Certificate in Business Administration is ideal for:

Working professionals seeking to expand their knowledge

New/aspiring managers interested in developing their business acumen

Professionals interested in future leadership roles within their organization

Delivery Format Part-Time – Online

Course instruction and peer interactions are conducted online through our course management system, Moodle

Course delivery is asynchronous

Students have set deadlines to complete work each week and can do so in a manner that best suits their schedules

Students should expect to dedicate approximately 8-10 hours of effort per course each week for readings, discussion boards, practice opportunities, group work, tests and assignments

There may be optional live sessions offered via Zoom throughout the course for the instructor to provide additional coaching and support

These optional sessions may be recorded and shared with students who cannot attend


CSBA1000 Business Strategy

Examine the external context of business and the challenges of managing in the Canadian business environment. Explore the external context of business considering economic, competitive, labour, technological, societal, global, and political issues. Gain insight into current challenges and opportunities that play a dramatic role in the business landscape and affect business strategy.

CSBA1500 Accounting - Analysis & The Use of Financial Information

Explore basic concepts in financial accounting, managerial accounting and their interrelationships to duties and responsibilities of a manager. Gain a critical overview of the accounting process and a broad, conceptual understanding of the role of accounting in modern society. You will study financial statements prepared for external audiences and how those statements contribute to financial decisions and capital markets; and, internal reports that affect managers’ day-to-day decisions.

CSBA2200 Marketing Fundamentals

Examine fundamentals of marketing theory, concepts and management as applied to marketing’s strategic role in meeting customer needs, including product (goods and services), price, promotion, distribution, consumer, segmentation, positioning, ethics, and research to prepare to create a marketing plan.

CSBA2600 Human Resources Management

This course introduces you to the basic principles and concepts of human resources management, and provides a context for the challenges facing HR managers in contemporary Canadian organizations. You are given opportunities to identify organizational problems, and to prescribe and implement corrective actions.

CSBA2401 Project Management

Examine the theory and practice of project management with a problem-solving approach to planning, budgeting, implementing and completing small and large-scale projects. Gain a working knowledge of project management fundamentals and be able to use this knowledge to positively impact workplace projects.

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