Overseas Students to Rejuvenate Canada's Ageing Population

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Students viewed by government as welcome immigrants, but questions over capacity and provincial policies remain

By David Matthews - The Times Higher Education

Mohamed Lachemi is the kind of immigrant Canada wants. “I came to Canada as an international student exactly 30 years ago,” he tells Times Higher Education. “Canada attracted me not just to study but to stay.”

He is now the vice-chancellor of industry-focused Ryerson University in downtown Toronto and, in line with federal plans, wants to become “more aggressive” in attracting international students to his institution. Ryerson aims to double its numbers over the next three to five years.

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JULY 2018

Vol. 12 - No. 12


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