International students face tougher job prospects post-graduation: Editorial


In an article for The Globe and Mail, reporters Wendy Cox and Mark Iype discuss the challenging job market that international students face in Canada post-graduation. While many international students wanted to stay in Canada, Cox and Iype note Statistics Canada data that shows that only 30% of international students with bachelor’s degrees receive permanent residency within 10 years of obtaining their first study permit. While the number of international students coming to Canada has increased in recent years, this rate of stay has remained stagnant. To “do right” by these international students, Langara College faculty member Dr Jenny Francis argues that provinces should “better tailor labour market needs with programs of study” and that students should be given access to settlement services like language training.

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