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St. Clair College welcomes students from all over the globe.

Getting Answers to Your Questions About Changes in Canada's International Student Program:

Significant changes were announced on January 22, 2024, by the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for international students currently in Canada and those thinking of studying in Canada. Here is what we know now:

  • For the next two (2) years starting in 2024, there will be a cap on how many new international students can obtain a study permit to study in Canada. The total is 360,000 for 2024, with each province receiving a share based on its population.
  • Ontario will determine how to distribute the permits within the province and will provide guidance to colleges and universities.
  • If you're applying for a student visa on or after January 22, 2024, you'll need an attestation letter from the province or territory where you'll study. If you applied before this date, you are not affected. Provinces have until March 31, 2024, to establish the process for issuing these letters.
  • If you're already studying in Canada and wish to renew your permit, or if you're already in Canada as a visitor, have completed a prerequisite course and want to apply for a study permit, you are exempt from the cap and the attestation letter. Please check the IRCC's website for more details:
  • Starting in September 2024, new international students enrolled in Public-Private Partnership campuses will not be eligible for the Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP). This affects St. Clair College's campuses in Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton that collaborate with the Ace Acumen Academy.  Current students at these campuses will not be affected.  Find more information on the IRCC's official website:
  • As of January 22, 2024, spouses of international students enrolled in colleges or undergrad programs at universities are not eligible for an open work permit. Spouses who already have an open work permit will not be affected.

We understand that these changes might raise questions. Be cautious about information from social media or unofficial sources. St. Clair College is closely monitoring the situation and will share updates when new information becomes available.

Welcome to Windsor, Ontario.

The City of Windsor is known as the International Gateway between Canada and the United States of America. It is the fourth most culturally diverse population in Canada.

Windsor is Canada's southernmost city and has a mild climate. The city is surrounded by three bodies of water - Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair, and the Detroit River – resulting in moderate winter temperatures and summer temperatures reaching into the thirties.

Windsor is a major contributor to Canada's automotive industry. Known as the "Automotive Capital of Canada", Windsor's industrial and manufacturing heritage is responsible for how the city has developed through the years.

No matter what your interests, you are sure to find many activities in Windsor. Explore cinemas, coffee shops, shopping malls, museums, dance clubs, and much more. Those who enjoy the outdoors will appreciate Windsor's riverfront gardens, which stretch for several kilometers along the Detroit River. Enjoy our lush parks or attend concerts, fairs, and a wide variety of cultural shows and festivals.

Windsor has been named "#1 Best Small City in North America" and one of the "most intelligent communities in the world" (London Financial Times).


Chatham-Kent is a mostly rural municipality in Southwestern Ontario. The economy of Chatham-Kent is based in the Agricuture, automotive and Energy sectors. Chatham is a small-city of around 45,000 people but enjoys benefits of larger cities such as shopping centres, a transit system and a VIA-Rail station for easy commuting. The city is conveniently located as well, about an hour’s drive from Windsor and the United States border, and 2.5 hours from the Greater Toronto Area.