India-Canada Rift: What Students and Parents Should Consider

With the India-Canada rift escalating, students and parents are understandably growing concerned. One of the biggest concerns is the impact on student visas. India has temporarily halted visa processing at its consulates in Canada, which could make it more difficult and time-consuming for Indian students to obtain or renew their visas. Many worry that students will find it more difficult to get student visas, or that they may face some sort of scrutiny in Canada.

York University has made an open statement about how its campus fosters diversity and inclusion and that Indian students will always be supported on campus.

Here are some things to consider before deciding to remove Canadian schools from your school list:

  1. Political climates are dynamic, and many times, issues can be resolved quickly. We have seen this happen multiple times over the last 20 years, and it has not typically impacted students applying the next year.
  2. We have spoken to students studying in Canada, and they report that the political climate is fairly stable on the ground. While they have not mentioned any significant changes in their environment, we’ll continue to monitor the situation.
  3. One major reason why people apply to Canada is that work permits are easier to obtain than in other countries. This hasn’t changed and is unlikely to change anytime soon.

We know that it’s an uncertain time but consider these factors and continue to monitor the situation before you make a decision.