Recent Changes to Enrolment Caps for International Students

We’ll keep this page current with government-confirmed information as it becomes available. 


Updated on: February 8, 2024 


On January 22, 2024, the Canadian Government announced a cap on international student permits for the year 2024.  


Understanding the Impact on Prospective International Students at NBCCD 

Enrolment caps for international students will be determined by each province. The exact numbers for the caps have not yet been announced. Confirmation of these caps is expected by March 31, 2024. 

Admitted international students for the 2024-2025 academic year must submit an attestation letter from New Brunswick along with their study permit application. However, detailed requirements and processes for the attestation letter are not currently available. 

This new enrolment cap and attestation requirement do not apply to current students already enroled and holding a valid study permit.  

International students who are accepted and submit a study permit application without the required attestation letter will not receive a study permit response from IRCC.


For detailed information regarding the necessity of an attestation letter and to understand who requires it, please refer to the press release issued by IRCC on February 5.


For the latest updates and further details, please visit the IRCC Website.