Canada’s Immigration Policies to Attract International Students

Anita Gopal

Abstract


This article highlights Canada’s flexible immigration and visa policies designed to increase international student enrollment. Such policies are a priority for all levels of the Canadian government and educational institutions since international students significantly bolster Canada’s economy with their skills and talent and serve as a remedy to current labor shortages. Flexible immigration policies provide Canada with a competitive edge over other major countries receiving international students, such as the U.S. and the U.K., where border controls are more restrictive.

Keywords


Canadian internationalization; international students; immigration and visa policies

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2014.75.5435

 

 

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