University Affairs | How can universities help to support international students?


Published: 23Jul2019

By Ali Najaf

A few suggestions based on my own experience.

According to statistics from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, at the end of 2018 there were 572,415 international students with a valid study permit in Canada studying at all levels of education. This was a 16-percent increase over the previous year and the numbers continue to increase.

Aside from the good quality of the Canadian education system, one of the key reasons that brought me to Canada, and I’m sure many other international students would say the same, is Canada’s reputation as a tolerant and non-discriminatory society. It is one of the few countries where diversity is not only accepted but celebrated.

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