Due to disagreement, study licenses for Indian students in Canada were discontinued: Minister of Immigration
Canadian Immigration Minister Marc Miller stated, “Our relationship with India has really halved our ability to process a lot of applications from India.”
According to a top Canadian official who spoke to Reuters, Canada issued significantly fewer study permits to Indian students in the latter part of last year as a result of India expelling Canadian diplomats who were responsible for processing the permits and a diplomatic spat over the death of a Sikh separatist leader in Canada.
In an interview, Immigration Minister Marc Miller stated that he thinks it is unlikely that the number of study permits issued to Indians will increase anytime soon. After Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claimed in June that there was evidence linking Indian government officials to the death of Hardeep Singh Nijjar in British Columbia, diplomatic tensions broke out.