Immigration Minister John McCallum says he will change the Express Entry program to allow foreign students a chance to stay as permanent Canadian residents.
The Liberal government is to change the rules and give foreign students studying in Canada a chance to stay as permanent residents.
In fact, it’s not just about competing for the best and the brightest immigrants. Foreign students bring in an estimated $8 billion to the Canadian economy during their studies, while they enrich our universities, colleges and work places with their talent.
In introducing his new plan, McCallum argued that international students should be “first on our list of people who we court to come to Canada.” We can’t afford to lose out.