International PhD students in Newfoundland and Labrador are calling for changes to immigration requirements so that they can stay in Canada after completing their program. CBC reports that since 2015, PhD graduates are required to apply for permanent residency under the general Express Entry program, a process which can only be started after completing their program. CBC spoke to students who felt that the immigration pathway meant they had to leave the province while the provincial government is actively recruiting immigrants for its workforce. “Atlantic [Canada] is investing in these people and then these people leave these provinces, which is very, very sad in my personal experience,” said Memorial Student Foroogh Mohammadi. CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.