Ontario’s Masters Graduate Stream reopened briefly to new registrations on Tuesday, March 5, and closed again within two hours due to a “technical issue.
Popular stream was to accept 1,000 registrations when it reopened March 5.
Ontario had announced the previous day that the popular stream would open to 1,000 registrations on a first-come, first-served basis. It is unclear, however, if this quota was met before the technical problem occurred.
Registration periods typically end quickly for the Masters Graduate Stream, which is a popular permanent residence pathway among international students because it does not require a job offer in order to be eligible.
The stream is open to international graduates with a master’s degree obtained at an eligible university in Ontario and allows them to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.
The stream met its quota and closed within an hour when it last opened in April 2018.