Viral TikTok videos show international students among hundreds of job hunters, living under a bridge


A series of recent viral videos posted on sites such as TikTok have drawn attention to the dire circumstances that some international students are facing. The highlighted a video of an international student who was sleeping under a bridge in Toronto while studying at Conestoga College. Many commenters offered to pay for the student’s rent, provide him with a phone, or share accommodations. BlogTO shared videos of hundreds of people lining up for job fairs in Brampton, Mississauga, and Kitchener. Many of the people are identified as or surmised to be international students “People must have been lined up since 7 am,” said one TikToker. “It’s literally impossible to find a job here.”

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