Pathways to Prosperity and ICA-Victoria Workshop on International Students as Future Permanent ResidentsDate: Apr 20, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Hosted By: Pathways to Prosperity Partnership
Location: Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort
City: Victoria, BC
This full-day workshop will discuss the role of international students in Canada's immigration program. The sessions will include research on the characteristics of international students who come to Canada, where they are going, and why. They will also consider how well international students are doing in Canada and research on the factors that affect their attraction to, and their motivations for studying and remaining in Canada. The workshop will provide opportunities to discuss innovative services and supports for international students, and employer and municipal perspectives on hiring and retaining international students. We will also discuss barriers that international students face in seeking permanent residency in Canada, and strategies for overcoming these barriers. The final session will involve an open discussion of strategies for sharing best practices in supporting international students, and future research needs in this area. Sessions will include both presentations on the issues at hand and opportunities for fulsome discussion by all attendees.