Message to the Community on Canada-India Relations

Sept. 26, 2023

We know that many members of the University of Toronto community are watching relations between the governments of Canada and India with concern. The situation is evolving rapidly, causing uncertainty and stress, and we do not yet have answers to many of the pressing questions it raises.

U of T is proud to be home to more than 2,400 international students from India who enrich our classrooms and campus life, and many more students, faculty, staff, librarians and alumni with ties to that country. We want to assure all impacted members of our community – and in particular international students – that you are welcome here and we are deeply committed to supporting your wellbeing. We encourage you to make use of the resources below if you need support or have questions.

The University is committed to its longstanding partnerships in India that support academic collaborations in a wide range of areas and provide invaluable global learning opportunities for our students. We look forward to continuing and deepening these relationships, aligned with our mutual goal of making a difference locally and globally. In the short term, the suspension of visa processing for travellers from Canada will hinder face-to-face connection, but we will continue to build these relationships through online interactions.

We will monitor the impacts of this developing situation on the U of T community and update this page as we learn more. 

Joseph Wong
Vice-President, International

Resources for international students, including immigration and visa supports:

Academic support services and/or considerations:

Personal support services:

Faculty, staff and librarians may contact the Employee and Family Assistance Program at 1-855-597-2110.