More and more International students are making the trip across the Atlantic to North America, to Canada in particular. This is largely as a result of the country’s verdant immigration pathways, affordable living and tuition costs alongside its tech sector on the rise.
International students have always been attracted to the province of Ontario because of the employment opportunities but more are gravitating towards other milieus including the Atlantic provinces of Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.
International students tend to prioritize metrics indicative of living costs and post graduation employment opportunities when making decisions on education opportunities abroad. The Atlantic provinces tick all the boxes as they offer low living costs alongside regional programs that are structured to enable new entrants obtain Permanent Residency within accelerated time frames.
The pull to Nova Scotia is probably its booming tech sector. The province’s capital Halifax has become a Silicon Valley of sorts with several start up tech companies present and affordable living costs. The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) which was launched by the Canadian Government in 2017 as an initiative to help International Students secure jobs in the region after graduation, has become an added incentive for students.
Canada, on the basis of its colossal land mass and redolent opportunities is only going to become even more attractive to International students.
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