Limelight Canada – Ensuring High Employment Rates for International Students

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Limelight Canada – Ensuring High Employment Rates for International Students

Canada’s bureau for international education (CBIE) reveals that Indian students comprise 12percent of all students who wanted to complete their education abroad in 2015. This makes India the second largest sender of international students to Canadian varsities. And there is good reason for this! A report issued by the UN Human Development Index indicates that Canada ranks amongst the top ten countries globally to live in for factors like health, life expectancy, standard of living and above all, access to high quality education.

Overall, the country is the second largest country in terms of its area and offers a scenic yet diverse landscape with a population that runs through the gamut of both urban to rural and encompassing everything in between. The nation offers a great alternative to countries like US and UK which have higher cost to sustain a similar standard of living. Excellent opportunities to learn on the go as well as exciting offers post completion of MBA studies. 

In fact most students find it easier to stay and work in Canada after completion of their MBA and the CBIE data suggests that over a half of the students (51%) applying to Canada plan to apply for permanent residence in the country. It’s post-secondary campuses aren’t only equipped with the latest and state of the art technology tools, and also offer a multitude of other modern amenities like public concert halls, art galleries, et.al. The QS Graduate Employability Rankings for 2017 includes a massive 17 Canadian varsities based on varied factors including employment rate, alumni outcomes, employer partnerships et.al. Canada is the world’s most educated country with over half of its residents being college graduates. 

 Some of the most reputed universities from Canada are Concordia University, McMaster University, McGill University, McGill University, University of Alberta, Queen’s University, Universite’ de Montreal, University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, University of Calgary, University of Western Ontario, University of Waterloo, and York University.
The University of Toronto was ranked 19th globally according to the QS graduate employability rankings. With the highest ratings, amongst Canadian universities in the alumni outcomes indicator, it offers a range of programs and initiatives for furthering prospects of students.  

The Waterloo University ranked 22nd globally and was placed highest for its ‘partnerships with employers’, being particularly commended for its research collaborations and employment related partnerships.

The McGill university counts the most Nobel laureates amongst Canadian universities and was ranked an impressive no. 28th globally for the employability index, scoring highest in the employer reputation indicator reflecting its high standards.

With one of the strongest scores for employee reputation indicator, the University of British Columbia stood at 41st rank globally for graduate employability. The university has a strong and influential alumni network counting previous prime ministers as well as prominent achievers from all spheres of life.

The University of Calgary was amongst the top 81 varsities globally and was recognized for its repertoire of programs and internship possibilities which ensures an absolutely terrific rating for graduate employment scores.  

A major component of the total cost of living in Canada is the tuition fees which differs with every B-School so that tuition costs can be anywhere between $32,000 to a whopping $100,000 Canadian dollars. Do note that quite a few of these top colleges mandatorily require about a year of full time professional work experience. Canada will benefit from the political uncertainty for foreigners in markets (like the United States with Donald Trump’s election victory and Great Britain after the Brexit vote), since English-speaking schools remain the top choice of students from markets like India. 

The association of Canadian universities has played a key role in accentuating the international education strategy of the local government showcases the dedication towards the diverse approach to international education. Most recently, Canada’s government has announced new immigration measures that are likely to prove beneficial to international students in the country. The revamped Express Entry system now awards points to students securing a post-graduate, diploma or certificate in Canada. Additionally, students will be allotted more time to submit their application for permanent residency post receiving the invitation to apply from the Canadian government.