A new article from ApplyBoard discusses how postsecondary institutions can use labour market trends to inform the promotion of programs in areas of shortage to international students. The article explains that Canada is experiencing an increase in job vacancies in healthcare and social assistance industries, as well as in the skilled trades. These industries are projected to continue to have a high demand for the next ten years, and Canada will need immigrant employees in order to prevent critical labour shortages. ApplyBoard says that Canadian institutions that are looking to recruit international students in these areas should consider providing Express Entry PR program information to potential students, include information on labour shortages in marketing materials, and create or increase scholarships for international students who want to study in healthcare or the skilled trades.


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