International students must return to school
International students who cannot return to school before May 1, 2021, may not be guaranteed a post-graduation work permit (PGWP). The Canadian government urgently needs these consumer forces to make a significant contribution to Canada’s economic recovery. According to the IRCC, in December 2019 before the outbreak of the pandemic, there were a total of 642,480 international students in Canada. Only half a year later, in June 2020, there were only 67,000 international students left in Canada. Nearly 90% of the international students have departed, although they continued to pay tuition while their contributions in other expenses have dropped significantly. According to data released by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) in 2020, the occupancy rate of UBC college dormitories was only 44%, and the vacancy rate of apartments in the UBC area was as high as 13%, and the consumption of foreign students buying houses, cars, eating, drinking, and shopping has almost disappeared. According to media reports, as early as August 26, 2020, the Canadian government issued a work permit exemption condition for international students to take online courses abroad.