Montreal must work to retain its international graduate students

December 4, 2017

An economic development agency in Montreal is encouraging international students to remain in the city after graduation as the city’s unemployment rate nears record-low levels. The Montreal Gazette reports that more than 32,000 international students study in Montreal each year, yet only 20 to 25% end up staying in the city. The agency says that retaining students in the city is crucial for the city’s aerospace, information technology and life sciences sectors, which are all in need of skilled workers. The article includes interviews with several international students who say they are on the fence about staying in the city. Montreal Gazette