Permit process failing foreign students: Report

Canada losing international grads after degrees earned
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/11/2008

Alyana Javer left her family in Kenya and came to Canada seven years ago when she was just 17.

She completed high school and then went to the University of Western Ontario in London, Ont. Last year, she graduated with a degree in managerial and organizational studies and two months later found a job as an HR assistant at Rol-Land Farms, a mushroom and specialty crops producer in Campbellville, Ont.

Unfortunately, Javer is among the minority of international students who stay in Canada after graduation, according to a study commissioned by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE).