Toronto: Foreign students in Canada, which includes a sizeable chunk of Indians, tend to remain in the province which gave them study permit, for their next period of education or work.
According to a recent report by The Conference Board of Canada, more than half of former international students employed in the country were working in the province of study(for every region except the Atlantic provinces).
Quebec showed the highest international student retention rate of around 85 per cent, followed by Manitoba and Alberta (80 per cent). British Columbia, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Saskatchewan showed retention rates between 70 and 80 per cent.
More than 60 per cent of the students, who studied in any of Canada’s 10 provinces or three territories, remained in each region when their first study permit expired, the ‘After School: Keeping International Students In-Province’ report said.