Photo of a student writing in a notebook in a park. In Quebec, students from developing countries face a lot of challenges.

Is Quebec Pushing Away Its International Students?

Is Quebec a less welcoming place for international students? In the second part of this two-part series, Christopher Chanco examines the situation for those caught between a pandemic and changes to provincial immigration policies.

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Photo of the Université de Montréal logo. Students from developing countries face a lot of challenges in Quebec.

In Quebec, Pandemic Hits Students From Developing Countries Harder Than Most

In Quebec, the pandemic has reinforced systemic inequities faced by international students from the developing world. In the first part of this two-part series, Christopher Chanco explores the experiences of one student from the Republic of the Congo.

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How the NOC Puts International Graduates in Vulnerable Positions

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) system categorizes jobs based on skill level and occupation. But requiring specific NOC jobs for work permits and permanent residency is making it difficult for new graduates and their partners to stay.

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Riyaz discusses his journey from new immigrant to real estate

From Walmart to Real Estate, and the Value of Community

What happens when Skilled Immigration requirements funnel the best of foreign individuals into Canada, only for their international qualifications to be discounted once they arrive? What does it take for internationally accomplished immigrants to achieve the same or greater levels of professional, economic, and personal success after moving to Canada? We speak to a marketing professional who went from working minimum wage to selling houses. This is part of a larger series profiling newcomers across Canada whose lives have been touched by Canada’s immigration policies.

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