Canada’s international graduates: Don’t lose hope

ANALYSIS: There remain plenty of opportunities for international graduates to become Canadian permanent residents.

Many were hoping to benefit from the English-speaking International Graduates stream that Canada launched on May 6.

This was the most popular of the six streams introduced by Canada to allow some 90,000 additional international graduates & essential workers to apply for permanent residence. The two English-speaking essential worker streams have a quota of 50,000 applications combined while the quota for the English-speaking International Graduate stream was 40,000 applications.

Given the sheer volume of international graduates in Canada, the English – speaking graduate stream was the first to fill its quota a feat which was achieved 25 hours after the streams went live.