International students are increasingly vulnerable to exploitation by agents who profit from their enrolment at Canadian postsecondary institutions, writes Nicholas Hune-Brown of The Walrus. Hune-Brown reports that international student demographics have changed over the years, with many students now coming from poorer families that are struggling to support their children’s education and future permanent residency. Agents often take advantage of the students, he explains, charging fees to the students in addition to being paid by postsecondary institutions and enrolling them in any program that will get them to Canada, regardless of the student’s goals. The article discusses the effect this has on student mental health, as well as the complexities faced by those looking to address the situation.

(Editorial)OCUFA The Walrus

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