International Graduates of career colleges should have opportunity to work in Canada
By Serge Buy
Canada has a well-deserved reputation for high quality post-secondary education. And this reputation makes us a destination for international students. But there’s little protection for those students once they arrive in Canada.
The government of Canada recently announced its intention to introduce stricter rules for international students seeking to study in Canada. The National Association of Career Colleges applauds the federal government initiative and hopes that it will enable its career college members to take a more active role in this sector, attracting high calibre students from around the world.
The proposed changes are intended to ensure that foreign students who obtain study permits enter Canada for the purpose of study. Currently, there is no monitoring of international students once they arrive in Canada. The new rules would also ensure that schools hosting international students are permitted to do so.