International students face exploitation, challenges as they navigate Canada’s working world

Two recent articles have highlighted the serious challenges faced by international students in Canada as they navigate adapt to life in the country and search for jobs that will give them access to permanent residency. In The Star, international students describe their challenges and share recommendations for other students, such as making connections right away to gain access to social and job opportunities and being aware of scams. Finding appropriate work in a short amount of time can also pose a challenge for international students, and the Winnipeg Free Press describes how students are sometimes taken advantage of by employers. In one example shared by the newspaper, an employer asked an international student to work extra hours illegally, but then paid them a lower hourly rate so that they would not be reported. The Star| Winnipeg Free Press (Subscription) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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