Trump, easier citizenship steer Indian students to Canada

March 6, 2019

Students from India have supplanted Chinese students as the biggest international cohort on Canadian campuses, a trend that has been informed by a fear of no longer being welcome in the US under President Trump, writes Nathan Vanderklippe. University of Saskatchewan Assistant Vice-Provost Alison Pickrell adds that students are drawn to Canada’s “strong reputation for quality education, a welcoming and safe environment, affordability and clear paths to citizenship.” The Globe and Mail notes that the low value of the loonie relative to the US dollar and the simpler path to work permits and immigration credentials also inform international students’ decision to come to Canada. Globe and Mail (National)