Across Canada, there is a growing demand for qualified personnel in a variety of employment disciplines. Higher education institutions are critical to the labour supply market and the economy.
SELC College, an English Teaching College is divided into two parts, a language college, and a career college. The goal of the career college is to prepare and advise international and domestic students for employment. SELC focuses on teaching practical skills, knowledge, and training that are subsequently applied in cooperative settings.
This allows businesses to assess them as potential employees. This type of education benefits the workforce not only in British Columbia but also throughout Canada.
More overseas students are considering Canada as a top educational location. In 2018, international students contributed over $22 billion to the Canadian economy. Every student who comes to the country spends an average of $32,000 on tuition and living expenses.
According to Patrick Dang, president of SELC College, these graduates are in high demand in a variety of areas. An ageing population in Canada is forcing people to leave the labour sector. In the next five to seven years, 73.4 percent of the current workforce will retire.
Simultaneously, 26.6 percent of new jobs will be generated. This means that there are numerous employment sectors that are in desperate need of personnel and skilled labor.
Registered nurses, early childhood educators, hospitality services, advertising and marketing, and business administration are among the in-demand vocations and fields. The recent trend indicates a potential career path for international students in Canada, as well as graduates who wish to move to the country through one of its immigration programs.
According to a recent report, immigrants with post-secondary education, work experience, and strong language fluency are favored because of their greater capacity to integrate into the Canadian workforce.
According to a 2019 study comparing international graduate retention in three countries, the most significant barriers to international students’ progression into the labour market in their host countries are a lack of professional networks, poor language skills, and inadequate access to the local workforce.
Despite embracing post-study work regulations, overseas students are not provided with adequate training and organized support to help them find jobs after graduation.