Lise Pedersen, an international student adviser at Wilfred Laurier in Waterloo, Ontario commented that the program will increase employment opportunities for students during and after graduation. Jennifer Humphries, Bureau VP, stated that, "People are looking at the potential for career advancement for their education. If they have three years of work after graduation, this looks better on their resumes."
Anna Done Choudhury, Pedersen's colleague also stated that, "allowing students to work after graduation for three years will mend the gap between international students and Canada wanting qualified immigrants." Prior to this new program students who wanted to advance their eligibility for permanent residence had to move to the U.S. then return to Canada then apply.
This new program will likely see an increase in applications for work permits as well asCanadian citizenship.
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