Discussions about international students in ON should be based on reality: Opinion


In a recent opinion piece for the Toronto Sun, Adrian Sharma (Board Chair of Career Colleges Ontario) discussed Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Marc Miller’s recent comments around the international student permit cap. Sharma said that while Miller’s comments directed blame toward private institutions, IRCC data demonstrates that “the issue of exploding international student populations is disproportionately linked to a handful of institutions.” The author argues that career colleges in Ontario are regulated and provide flexible and affordable learning pathways that are unavailable elsewhere for training much-needed skilled workers. He encourages governments to hold bad actors accountable through regulatory processes. “This important discussion in our province will be better if we park the political rhetoric and inaccurate one-liners and start to collaborate on real solutions,” writes Sharma.

Toronto Sun