Canada needs to do more to retain international students: Opinion


In an article for The Conversation, Toronto Metropolitan University Executive Director of International Student Enrolment, Education & Inclusion Isaac Garcia-Sitton calls for the Government of Canada to tackle issues of racism and financial insecurity to retain international students. Garcia-Sitton explains that Canada’s immigration strategy is focused on bringing students into Canada, but these students face a variety of barriers after arriving, such as racism, financial and housing insecurity, and psychological stress. Garcia-Sitton points out that between 2010 and 2016, less than half of international students remained in their provinces of study after graduating and many left Canada entirely. He concludes by calling on the government, businesses, and communities that international students are a part of to create a more welcoming space for these students. The Conversation Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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