According to the Conference Board of Canada, Canada might increase the immigration of foreign students by allowing the provinces to nominate more of them through Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP).
According to the non-profit research tank, “The PNP is the most typical way that former overseas students become permanent residents.” “More PNP spots for international students could make it simpler for them to remain in Canada, which could help retention in study provinces”, says the Board further.
The Conference Board of Canada also emphasizes the significance of improving settlement services provided by the provinces to assist international students pursuing their permanent residence in Canada in its report, ‘After School: Keeping International Students in Province.’
“The post-study period can be precarious. International students are navigating the transition to the labor market and the immigration system without access to federally-funded settlement services,” notes the Conference Board of Canada. The Board also stated, “Provinces can boost retention by ensuring that international students get support from their post-secondary institution and from provincially funded settlement services. An early investment from provincial governments in the success of international students will help them build a career and community connections, which will ultimately benefit retention.”
The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), which was established in 1998, is the main route for skilled workers to immigrate to Canada. The PNP is run by almost every province and territory in order to welcome qualified workers from all over the world and develop their local economies.