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Conestoga College
#16
(03-29-2024, 03:21 PM)tomh009 Wrote: The cut turns out to be a bit more than my projection: over 50% rather than 35%.
https://www.therecord.com/news/waterloo-...29ec2.html

Quote:“Our allocation was set at less than 50 per cent of our current international enrolment. With this news, we will assess the enrolment and operational impacts and communicate more as details become available,” the college said in a statement.

The school said that despite the cut, it will continue with planned capital investments, including $110 million in Guelph, $70 million in Kitchener and $41 million in Waterloo.

Conestoga led the country in 2023 with more than 30,000 study permit approvals, federal data shows. With a cap set below 50 per cent of its 2023 numbers, it means Conestoga will be limited to fewer than 15,000 new international students in 2024.

How does this work, exactly?

Do international students have to apply for a visa every year, so this 50% will affect current enrollment and mean half of them will have to leave the country?

Or does it only affect new, incoming enrollment so will take several years for any change to be seen?
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#17
(04-02-2024, 05:02 PM)Bytor Wrote:
(03-29-2024, 03:21 PM)tomh009 Wrote: The cut turns out to be a bit more than my projection: over 50% rather than 35%.
https://www.therecord.com/news/waterloo-...29ec2.html

How does this work, exactly?

Do international students have to apply for a visa every year, so this 50% will affect current enrollment and mean half of them will have to leave the country?

Or does it only affect new, incoming enrollment so will take several years for any change to be seen?

Reduction on new incoming students. Programs are maybe two years on average, so it might be a 25% reduction in the international student population this fall, and then a further 33% reduction next year, for a total of 50% or so.
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#18
I just noticed a Conestoga College sign by the Toyota dealership on King East (specifically youro address 3065 King). Does anyone know what this is? It's on Google Maps but the pin only shows a parking lot. Are they occupying one of the buildings here or?
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#19
The building in the far corner of the Heffner property, by both Hwy 8 and the railway, is a single-story office building. I've seen Conestoga signs on it recently; presumably it's an overflow admin setup of some kind.
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#20
(07-05-2024, 08:57 PM)KevinL Wrote: The building in the far corner of the Heffner property, by both Hwy 8 and the railway, is a single-story office building. I've seen Conestoga signs on it recently; presumably it's an overflow admin setup of some kind.
I found this page from ABA Architects who designed the interior.
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