Top Ten

July 9, 2021

More international students immigrating to Canada: Report

A larger percentage of international students are choosing to immigrate to Canada. CIC News says that since 2000, three out of 10 international students have gained permanent residency. Those pursuing graduate-level degrees had higher rates on average: Half of master’s degree students and six in 10 doctoral students have become permanent residents. The number of international students enrolled in non-university postsecondary education has reportedly more than doubled between 2010 and 2014, which CIC News suggests means that students may be pursuing these programs as a way to pursue permanent residency. International students were more likely to become permanent residents if they had worked during their studies or after graduation (60%) and if they had secured higher paying jobs. CIC News (National)

CBC investigates failure, bankruptcy of IBEW College

A new article from CBC Investigates examines the failure and bankruptcy of IBEW College, a multi-million-dollar college by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers originally announced in 2015. CBC Producer Rob Antle reports that the College was touted as a state-of-the-art training centre that would mold the next generation of union electricians, but that the provincial government had never approved its registration as a private postsecondary education provider nor authorized it to offer programs due to a poor labour market outlook. Several lawsuits were filed on behalf of former employees of the college and members of the union, and IBEW College Inc collapsed in bankruptcy in 2020. The college building is reportedly now listed for sale online. CBC (NL)