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How international students impact the Canadian economy

More and more international students view Canada as a top study destination. As Canada recovers and rebuilds post-pandemic, international students will play a crucial role in rebuilding the economy. Canada is seeing a surge of international student applications for post-secondary education after enrolment declined during the pandemic. In late 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reported more than 730,000 new student permit applications through August 2021, nearly a 27% increase over the same period in 2019. The growth in 2021 application volumes paints a broader picture…

History of Emancipation Day and Celebrations in Canada

Last year, on March 24, 2021, Canada’s House of Commons voted unanimously to recognize August 1 as Emancipation Day. It marks the day when the British Empire abolished the practice of slavery for close to a million African people and their descendants across the former colonies in 1834. After years of campaigning by Black legislators and community advocates, Canada officially marked the abolishment of slavery nearly 200 years ago. However, many Canadians aren’t aware Indigenous people were enslaved along with African people on the land that is…

Top 5 most in-demand tech jobs in Canada for 2022

Canada’s Information Technology (IT) industry offers some of the highest-paying jobs outside the United States of America (USA). Software developers wanting the highest Canadian salaries in their field will gravitate to cities like Vancouver, Toronto or Montreal. Canada is currently facing a shortage of technologically skilled professionals and software engineers as it loses many of its sharp, talented college/university graduates to the attraction of Silicon Valley. However, it makes up for this shortage by bringing in skilled foreign workers from all around the world to keep pace…

History of Canada Day and treatment of Indigenous people

Canada’s birthday is celebrated on July 1. Coast to coast and around the world Canadians show their pride in their history, culture and achievements. Since 1868, it’s been a day of celebration, where festivities are held across the country. Canada Day is also a national holiday that is rooted in, and often ignores, the colonialization of the very people and cultures that were celebrated the month before. In June, Canada celebrates Indigenous History Month to honour the heritage, customs and contributions of Indigenous people. Over the past…

Canada continues to grow as a top study destination

Many students from all over the globe continue to choose Canada over the United Kingdom (UK), Australia and the United States of America (USA) as their top study destination, most recently due to how the Canadian government handled the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Navitas Agent Perception Research, 63% of agents rated Canada as “very attractive,” ahead of the UK and Australia at 51% and 49% respectively. The survey gathered the views and opinions of nearly 900 agents in 73 countries around the world on the impact that…

What new graduates can expect entering the workforce post-pandemic

The past two years have been unpredictable for many students due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has brought unprecedented challenges for graduates entering the workforce. Graduation can be an anxious time for students, but the pandemic has created new uncertainties. Here are some the new expectations graduates who will be entering the workforce in the post-pandemic landscape will face. Remote working is here to stay Companies have realized the benefits of being able to work from anywhere. Teams can easily collaborate across multiple time zones and utilize…

Top factors students consider when choosing international study destinations

When looking to study abroad, there are several factors students take into consideration when choosing a destination to pursue higher education. A recent survey from global education company IDP Education found that Canada is the top destination of choice for 27% of students. The United States came in second with 20% of surveyed students indicating it is their preferred destination, and the UK and Australia rounded out the top four with 19% respectively. IDP’s research also showed that students consider several elements when deciding on a study…

Celebrating Black History Month in Canada

February is Black History Month in Canada. It is a time for all Canadians to honour and celebrate the legacy of Black Canadians and their communities in this country. The 2022 theme for Black History Month in Canada is “February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day,” which focuses on recognizing the contributions that Black Canadians make to Canada daily. Black history in Canada The role Black Canadians and their communities have played in Canada have largely been ignored as a key part of Canada’s…

How to support international students studying in Canada

International students bring so much both to Canada as a whole and the institutions they choose for their studies. International students contribute more than $21 billion annually to Canada’s economy and bring diversity and vitality to Canadian campuses and communities. Both post-secondary institutions and the Canadian government have several provisions in place to support international students who choose to pursue their academic and career goals in Canada. Post-Graduation Work Permit The Government of Canada’s Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) program gives international students an opportunity to apply to…

How studying abroad can impact student success

While moving to another country to pursue a post-secondary education can sound daunting, in an increasingly globalized world, studying abroad has a host of benefits. Enhancing your global network Students who study abroad have the opportunity to build invaluable relationships with people from around the globe, broadening international connections that could lead to future career opportunities and lifelong friendships. Studying abroad gives students the opportunity to expand their network from local regions and abroad, thus meeting people from diverse backgrounds and cultures from the comfort of the…