M Shalima Sulthana* and C Nagaraju
Department of CSE, Yogivemana Engineering College of YV University, India
*Corresponding Author: M Shalima Sulthana, Department of CSE, Yogivemana Engineering College of YV University, India.
Received: August 30, 2021; Published: May 11, 2022
This is a literature review of programs offered by universities to international students taking degrees as part of their entry requirements for residency in Canada. Canada lacks the population to sustain its labour markets, due to low domestic birth rates. Over the past decade, federal and provincial governments partnered with post-secondary institutions to develop immigration programs that attract international students. They come to Canada with high expectations of ready access to job markets and many have professional credentials and work experience from their home country. The purpose of this article is to explore ways universities operating in Canada can improve their educational contributions for international students who face numerous barriers as they transition into a new country. Through provision of effective social, psychological, and academic preparation, universities facilitate the transition from entry to the country to the job market. The literature reveals examples of university initiatives and programs that provide international students with accurate information and support early in their entry to Canada such as orientation, support services for information, sense making, and preparation for their education degrees. The student’s academic success hinges on sufficient English language skills to participate fully in the education experience and to enter the job market. University faculty and staff design new curriculum for inclusiveness, informality, and social interaction, an unfamiliar classroom to most international students. Although universities have a history of multi-cultural education and diversity policies, more is needed to strengthen inclusiveness. This requires faculty and staff who are keenly aware of the challenges facing international students. While enormous efforts by government and universities resulted in graduation of international students and successful entry into the job market, additional research is essential. The future of the Canadian economy rests upon easier entry of international students to jobs through university programs.
Keywords: International Students; Narratives; Teaching and Learning; Multi-cultural Education; Diversity and Inclusion
Citation: M Shalima Sulthana and C Nagaraju. “University Support for International Students Entering Canadian Universities". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 6.6 (2022): 136-144.
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