Updates for international students regarding enrolment and study permits

This page was created following an announcement by the Canadian government on Jan. 22, 2024 regarding a cap on international student study permits. This is where Fanshawe Toronto@ILAC will continue to update our current and future international students.

A message from John DeFranco,
ILAC Education Group CEO

Federal Immigration Minister Marc Miller has announced changes that will impact study permits for international students.

The Canadian government has placed a cap on the number of study permits it will issue in 2024 and 2025 with individual provinces responsible for allocating study permits to designated learning institutions. Additional restrictions have been placed on post graduate work rights that will impact international students studying in higher education. You can read the government’s announcement in full here.

We have started a list of frequently asked questions below. Please continue to visit this page frequently, as we will update as soon as additional information becomes available. 

We will keep you updated on our progress and thank you for your continued support.


Frequently Asked Questions

If you have received your study permit and have been accepted to the summer intake at Fanshawe Toronto @ILAC , you will continue to register and transition to Canada as planned. If you have received your study permit and have not submitted a copy to Fanshawe College, please complete the international student form now:  International Student Form | Sign In (fanshawec.ca)

At this time, all applications for study permits, inclusive of Summer 2024 will not be processed until the Letter of Attestation has been issued. Please continue to check both this site and IRCC website as this evolves.   

YES, international students who are already enrolled, and those starting Summer 2024 will continue to maintain their eligibility to apply for PGWP pending successful program completion in the allocated time.

Applications are still being considered for Summer 2024 intake for onshore students with a valir study permit. Please contact our International Recruitment team to inquire about open programs here:  

We are not taking applications for Fall 2024 at this time.

As of January 22, 2024, every study permit application submitted to IRCC will require an attestation letter from the province. The Ontario government will establish a process for issuing attestation letters by no later than March 31, 2024. We will provide additional information as it becomes available.  

Starting September 1, 2024, new international students starting their studies at Fanshawe Toronto@ILAC will no longer be eligible for PGWP upon graduation.