Quietly published in the Canada Gazette late last month is a proposal to weed out international students who arrive on a student visa as a means of gaining access to Canada's labour market and don't actually enrol in school. There are also concerns that some are ending up at sub-par institutions that ultimately hurt Canada's credibility on the international stage, according to Montreal Gazette. This is a loophole being allegedly used by some criminal operations to bring potentially vulnerable young women to Canada to face exploitation, Kenney said in an interview and oTTAWA The federal government wants to toughen the rules surrounding student visas in the hopes of cracking down on fraud and human smuggling even though it's not clear just how big a problem this is. Citing anecdotal evidence relayed by some ethnic communities, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said he also worries human smuggling groups are helping young people obtain student visas only to pull them into the sex trade once they arrive. (www.immigrantscanada.com).
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