New $100,000 fund to help international students launched by TMU and Brampton Immigration Consultancy


Published September 19, 2023 at 2:21 pm

Toronto metropolitan university TMU

International students struggling to make ends meet after coming to Canada could get a financial boost through a new $100,000 fund.

The grant comes from Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) and Brampton Immigration Consultancy (BIC), a licensed immigration agency which offers services to help clients navigate the immigration process specializing in student recruitment and admission assistance for educational institutions throughout Canada.

With international students facing increased hardships in recent months like struggles with housing and threats of deportation, the BIC has partnered with TMU for a $100,000 fund to help international students find their financial footing in Canada.

The school and the consultancy have each pledged $50,000 for the fund, which will be called The Brampton Immigration Consultancy Award.

“We recognize the growing cost of living in Canada, which presents a significant hurdle, especially for international students striving to balance part-time jobs with their education,” said Sandeep Singh, marketing director for the BIC. “The Brampton Immigration Consultancy Award is our commitment to making a meaningful impact on the lives of these students, empowering them to achieve their educational aspirations.”

TMU’s contribution to the fund comes through the university’s President’s Awards to Champion Equity, and President and Vice-Chancellor Mohamed Lachemi said the award will help “open the door to quality education for international students.”

Housing for international students has been a hot-button issue for the consultancy. Federal Housing Minister Sean Fraser said last month that Ottawa is considering a cap on international student enrollments as one way to combat Canada’s housing crisis, which the BIC said amounted to “pointing fingers” at the international student community.

The BIC has instead called on Ottawa to make changes to international student programs like Post-Graduation Work Permits to allow students to earn more money while they’re in school. The consultancy is also urging the province to address the “institutional failures” in Ontario’s legal and education systems following the cancelled deportation orders of hundreds of students caught in an enrollment scam.

For more information on The Brampton Immigration Consultancy Award, or other programs and resources available through the BIC visit

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