Migrant Students United – Submission to Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration

Migrant Students United is an organization of current and former international students in nine provinces, and the only national representative body of current and former migrant students in Canada. 

We call on you to take urgent action to support migrant students impacted by COVID-19:

  1. Ensure real access to PR: Make post-graduate work permits renewable; Lower points requirements for PR (CRS); Count work that is part-time, in-school, and in any occupation towards PR; and ensure full and permanent immigration status for all migrants;
  2. Fix rules around work: Remove time-limits and industry restrictions on work;
  3. Unite families: Allow families to travel; Ensure work permits for family members.
  4. Lower tuition and ensure full services: Work with provincial partners to ensure migrant students pay domestic tuition; and have full access to all services including healthcare, housing, jobs, scholarships, pandemic emergency benefits, and in-school support; Ensure immediate access to Social Insurance Numbers.