The income gap is being highlighted as Canada increasingly turns to international students as immigrants.

 

A report released in collaboration with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada suggests that international students earn less in the first five years after graduation than their domestic counterparts. The report states that international students generally have had fewer years of pre-graduation work experience and have received lower earnings during this time. “The disadvantage for international students in pre-graduation work experience hampers their ability to compete for a high-paying, high-quality job after graduation,” said the report. The Star explains that the government must address the barriers faced by international students to reduce the earnings gap.

(National)The Star

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