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Alberta and British Columbia Begin Processing of Provincial Attestation Letters

Provincial governments of Alberta and British Columbia began complying with the new IRCC requirements of attaching Provincial Attestation Letters with study permit applications.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced the mandatory prerequisite of Provincial Attestation Letters with study permit applications on January 22, 2024. The new measure aims to comply with the caps on the number of study permit applications.

Provincial Attestation Letter by the concerned provincial authorities serves as an official acceptance by the provincial government in line with the study permit quota of the province. The learning institution sends the Provincial Attestation Letter to the international student for attaching with the study permit application.

The Provincial Attestation Letter is necessary for overseas students seeking admission to certificate and diploma programs. It is not mandatory for the following students:

Valid study permit holders studying in Canada

Master’s or PhD students

Seeking extension of study permits

Pursuing primary and secondary school programs

British Columba has an allocation of 83,000 study permit applications for students applying for undergraduate study programs in 2024. BC issued 97,000 study permits in the previous year. Alberta and British Columbia permitted educational institutions to secure a Provincial Attestation Letter for students.

The federal government restricts the number of study permits for each province. No province can issue additional study permits after reaching the yearly quota of study permits.

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