A. Q.  Mufti

A. Q. Mufti

Sales Representative

RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage*

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A. Q.  Mufti

A. Q. Mufti

Sales Representative

RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage*

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Canada's New Measures For International Student

January 22, 2024

Canada's New Measures Aim to Stabilize International Student Growth and Enhance Program Integrity

Canada has recently unveiled significant measures to stabilize the growth of international student permits and fortify the integrity of the program. The announcement comes amid concerns about the rapid increase in the number of international students, potential abuse of the system, and the strain on various essential services. The measures, introduced by The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, are designed to strike a balance between supporting genuine students and preventing misuse of the system.

Key Points:

1. Intake Cap and Provincial Allocations:

  • The government will implement a cap on international student permit applications for a two-year period, beginning in 2024.
  • The cap is set at approximately 360,000 approved study permits, representing a 35% decrease from 2023.
  • Provincial and territorial caps, weighted by population, have been established to address unsustainable growth in specific regions.
  • Study permit renewals and certain academic categories, such as master’s and doctoral degrees, are excluded from the cap.

2. Allocation Process:

  • IRCC will allocate a portion of the cap to each province and territory.
  • Provinces and territories will distribute their allocations among designated learning institutions.
  • Starting January 22, 2024, every study permit application will require an attestation letter from a province or territory, ensuring a controlled approach.

3. Duration and Reassessment:

  • The temporary measures will be in effect for two years.
  • The number of new study permit applications accepted in 2025 will be re-evaluated at the end of the year.

4. PGWP Program Changes:

  • Changes to the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) Program include altered eligibility criteria.
  • Starting September 1, 2024, international students in curriculum licensing arrangements won't be eligible for a PGWP.
  • Graduates of master’s and other short graduate-level programs will be eligible for a 3-year work permit.

5. Spousal Work Permits:

  • Open work permits will only be available to spouses of international students in master’s and doctoral programs.

6. Supporting Genuine Students:

  • The measures aim to ensure that genuine students receive the necessary support and resources for a fulfilling academic experience in Canada.
  • Reforms focus on preventing abuse of the system and maintaining the overall well-being of students.

Canada's decision to implement these measures underscores a dedication to striking a balance between reaping the advantages of having international students and safeguarding the integrity of the system and crucial services. The government's proactive stance is directed at tackling pressing issues such as housing strains, healthcare needs, and the potential misuse of the international student program. As the two-year measures progress, continuous collaboration with provinces, territories, and education stakeholders will play a pivotal role in charting a sustainable trajectory for international students in Canada.


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A glance at my achievements and passion;

  • Realtor
  • Former Member of Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) Committee
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Master Degree in Geography
  • Past Project Manager
  • Past IT consultant
  • Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • Gold Medal of Excellence for Human Rights
  • Community award for dedicated community services
  • Member of Mississauga mayor’s Diversity Advisory Committee
  • Chair - Family Day Walkathon, raising $250K for a local hospital
  • Member of Halton District School Board's Education Committee
  • Member of Halton Region Police MFST
  • Former Member of Peel Region Public School Council
  • Former Scouts Canada leader
  • Former Team Captain of Cancer Society’s Relay for Life
  • Former Board member of an international relief organization
  • Column writer
  • TV Panelist on current affairs

RE/MAX has more than 100,000 agents in more than 95 countries agents and sells more real estate than any other Canadian brand.

At RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., I’m here to provide you, your family, and friends with exceptional services for your real estate needs including Residential, Commercial, and Agri/Farm Business.

RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc. operates out of 17 locations with approximately 920+ trained real estate professionals. 10,852 properties were sold and 105,144 appointments were scheduled in 2017 alone!

With my background in IT and Project Management and, over the several years, contributing to many charitable/not for profit organizations as a board member, I bring professionalism, ethics, sincerity, and I strive for excellence.

If you are looking for a new place to live or do business and want to sell and/or buy your next home and/or business, I would be delighted to help you achieve your goals.
I am not looking for short term gains, rather long term relationships, with the sole focus of finding solutions that best meet your needs.
I truly believe you are my best promoter when you tell others that you have received:

  •  My dedicated attention
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  •  Strong negotiation skills
  •  Taking care of critical facts
  •  Eye on items normally ignored
  •  Awareness of Market Trends
  •  Open discussion of the pros and cons

I am available during weekdays and weekends and would meet or pick up the phone personally or return your call at a time convenient for you.

You may reach me directly by calling 416-908-5600 or send me an email at your convenience at info@aqmufti.com.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Wishing you and your family all the fun and enjoyment.

Designation: Realtor, MSc, PMP, ABR, SRS, CNE

Education: MSc

Specialty: Buy, Sell, and Rent Residential, Commercial, and Agricultural Properties

Awards: Certified Project Management Professional(PMP), Master Degree in Geography, Past IT consultant, Project Manager, Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal Gold Medal of Excellence for Human Rights, Community award for dedicated community services Award, Member of TREB Members Communications Committee, Member of Mississauga mayor’s Diversity Advisory Committee, Former Scouts Canada leader, Former Team Captain of Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Member of Halton Region Equity and Inclusive Education Committee

Area Covered: GTA and beyond including Waterloo, London, Oxford, Woodstock, Niagara, Thorold

Languages Spoken: Arabic, English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu

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