Latest International Student News From Canada
Canada Makes Permanent Residency Easier for Overseas Students
Earlier in 2016 the Canadian government announced changes which should help to make it easier for skilled international students and their families to stay in Canada after completing their studies. Previously the system for assessing applicants for permanent residency placed a high value on holding a job offer to work in Canada, making it difficult for many recent or soon-to-be graduates to stay on unless they already had an offer of employment. The amendments to the system, made on 19th November 2016, give a lower weighting to holding a job offer and give more points to applicants who have completed a higher education programme in Canada. In practice, this should mean that the rate of international students invited to apply under Express Entry should rise from 30% of the total applicants to 40%.
Read the full story on Times Higher Education
Canada is looking to make it easier for students to stay on after graduation. Image: iStock
Canada Immigration Website Crashed After US Election Result Announced
Following the somewhat controversial election of Donald Trump to be the 45th President of the United States of America, the official website for immigration to Canada crashed due to a flurry of traffic from disgruntled Americans who wanted to flee the country and move to Canada. Good news is that the site is back up and running now if you are looking to apply for a study permit to study in Canada. Canada responded to the election result with the following post on the country's official Twitter account, showing their views on immigrants in their country.
Read more on The Guardian
Graduate Employability: Top Universities in Canada Ranked by Employers
Times Higher Education (THE) reported the top 30 Canadian institutions for graduate employability in 2016. The list was compiled from recommendations by local recruiters, identifying the institutions that were best preparing their students for the workplace after graduation. Topping the tables were University of Toronto (1st), McGill University (2nd), University of British Columbia and University of Waterloo (joint 3rd).
See the full list on Times Higher Education.
University of Toronto
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