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e-572 (Foreign students)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by VI DANG from HAMILTON, Ontario, on September 22, 2016, at 8:59 a.m. (EDT)
keywords
Citizenship and identity
Foreign students
Permanent resident status
Closed upon dissolution

Petition to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

Whereas:
  • The Government of Canada previously had an immigration selection system for international PhD students; and
  • The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has stated that taking away the 50 percent credit for international students was inadvisable “because if there is any group in this country who would be good Canadians — they’re educated, they know about this country, they speak English or French — it’s them.”
We, the undersigned, Citizens, Permanent Residents and Temporary Residents of Canada, call upon the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to take measures to give priority to international graduate students in the application process for permanent residency, such as adjusting the comprehensive ranking system to award more points to international students who study inside Canada and/or allowing work experience under a study permit to count towards work experience in Canada.
Open for signature : September 22, 2016, at 8:59 a.m. (EDT)
Closed upon dissolution : September 11, 2019
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
562
British Columbia
131
Manitoba
28
New Brunswick
6
Newfoundland and Labrador
43
Northwest Territories
1
Nova Scotia
27
Ontario
959
Prince Edward Island
4
Quebec
46
Saskatchewan
73
Yukon
2
Other Countries
11
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