Students might be able to pick up the phone and get authoritative, free immigration advice in Chinese, Arabic or several other languages, if an influential Ottawa committee has its way. That’s one of 21 recommendations in a report about how to improve immigration in Canada.
An experimental immigration program gives companies and employers the power to pick new immigrants. Students in Atlantic Canada are at the centre of the experiment.
Dozens of former students are facing the end of their Canadian dream after immigration authorities ordered them to leave the country. The students all staged fake marriages to get a permanent resident visa.
Newfoundland has cleared the way for International graduates who want to stay in the island province by eliminating language tests and work experience requirements.
International student enrolment jumped by 18 percent in Canada last year in a trend that surprised both universities and government officials.