The issue of international students and their impact on our economy is one part of the We Choose Growth strategy.
It is from several chambers of commerce in New Brunswick as well as Atlantic business organizations and is made up of five key pillars with 10 issues.
David Duplisea, chair of the Saint John Region Chamber of Commerce, told our newsroom dropping the work experience requirement of granting a work visa would be a start.
“The students come and they are educated at Canadian universities or New Brunswick universities,” Duplisea said, “but the difficulty is getting full-time work because they are not able to gain the experience necessary to gain full-time employment and then stay and make their lives in Canada.”
Duplisea said by helping to make it easier for international students to get work visas, they may be encouraged to immigrate to Canada and stay here and contribute to our society and economy.