Classroom-to-citizenship process needs “an urgent reset:” RBC Report

A new Thought Leadership report from RBC states that international students can help solve Canada’s labour crisis, but that the country’s classroom-to-citizenship process needs an urgent reset. Co-authors Ben Richardson and Yadullah Hussain explore the recent growth in international student enrolments in Canada and the country’s rise to become a top 3 global exporter of education services. They highlight issues related to the complicated immigration system pathways, as well as the gap between the labour market’s needs and the programs and paths international students are taking while in Canada. Looking to the future, the authors outline recommendations for federal and provincial governments, postsecondary institutions, and other organizations. “Focusing on in-demand fields of study, increased transparency in the permitting process, streamlined pathways, and more robust public and private sector support would ensure Canada does not lose out on the benefits promised by Canadian-educated immigrants,” concludes the report. RBC| Brandon Sun| The Record Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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