More Indian students pursuing studies in Canada
The number of Indian students choosing Canada to pursue higher education has increased exponentially in the recent past. “In the last decade, there has been a massive rise of around 357 percent in the number of Indian students enrolling in Canada growing from around 7,000 students in 2006 to 32,000 students in 2014,” Hakan Bjorn, director of International Recruitment in Asia for the University of British Columbia.
Citing Canada’s liberal post-secondary work permit and immigration policies as the main reason for the growth, Vinay Chaudhry, chairperson of Education Committee of Indo-Canadian Business Chamber, said: “Unlike US/UK, Canada sees international students as a valuable addition to its ageing workforce. A lot of Indian students are choosing Canada because they value the opportunity to be able to work for two-three years after completing their post-secondary education,” Chaudhry added.
(Courtesy of Sannam S4)
Source: Business Standard