The Trudeau government is receiving criticism for taking in too
many Syrian refugees many who, it is argued, will be hard pressed
to find jobs in Canada. An initial target of 25,000 was quickly
reached in February and the
latest immigration levels call for close to 40,000 more
displaced persons, mostly from Syria, to be admitted in 2016. A
much simpler discussion ought to be how to welcome and permanently
retain foreign students. Not only do their fees help subsidize
institutions of higher learning and broaden classroom debate, they
can also add to the human capital of its host country. Most go home
after graduating with valuable contacts which make them more likely
in later life to conduct business with the country where they
studied. Those who are permitted to remain and become part of our
labour market, use what they learned to fill skill gaps and earn a
good living in many professions and skilled trades'
A locally educated foreign graduate is likely to be
well-qualified, fluent in the local language and at ease with its
customs. Countries where English is the spoken language, benefit
the most from the added human capital created by foreign gradates.
Welcoming foreign students is a policy that has low cost in the
short term and brings significant rewards in the long term.
Canada ranks fourth as a global destination for international
students after the United States, Britain and Australia. After
natural resources, education is now Australia's biggest export.
In recent years, the country has become an attractive destination
for foreign students thanks to a weak Australian dollar, relaxed
visa rules and easier access to permanent residence.
In 2014 Canada set a goal of doubling from about 200,000, the
number of foreign students admitted each year, by 2022. In an
effort to reach this goal, student visa applications were
streamlined and international students were given the right to stay
and work for up to three years after graduating. Those who wanted
to make Canada their home had a good chance of being granted
permanent residence with only one year of work experience.
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October 12th, 2016 - Immigration authorities conducted the 21st round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016 and 44th overall, inviting 1518 applicants for permanent residence with a lowest CRS score of 484.
October 19th, 2016 - Immigration authorities conducted the 22nd round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016 and 45th overall, inviting 1804 applicants for permanent residence, the largest number ever. The lowest CRS score was 475, a decline from the previous draw.
September 21st, 2016 - Immigration authorities conducted the 20th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2016 and 43rd overall, inviting 1288 applicants for permanent residence with a lowest CRS score of 483.
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