This is a perfect example of why you, as ICCRC RCICs, are so important to helping people immigrate to Canada.
The author in this op-Ed from the Toronto Star is claiming that many international students in Canada do not have many options to immigrate after their studies.
However, a professional and knowledgeable RCIC would find a solution for clients in this situation through these options:
Option #1 – Express Entry
A 27 year old international graduate with a CLB 7, degree, 1 year of foreign work experience and 1 year of Canadian work experience would likely have a minimum CRS score of 390.
Boosting the language exam score up to a CLB 9 would put the CRS points up to a total of roughly 482.
Considering that every cutoff score of 2016 (Jan to March) has been between 453 and 473, this person would be a great candidate to be selected for an ITA through Express Entry.
Option #2 – Provincial Nominee Options
Provinces have realized that keeping international graduates is a must as they have educated, eager people who possess Canadian degrees, work experience and language skills.
Nova Scotia International Graduate Entrepreneur Program
NewFoundland International Graduate Program
Prince Edward Island International Graduate Program
Saskatchewan Students Program
Option #3 – Post Grad Work Permit
If the person wouldn’t qualify for immigration soon after graduating, the RCIC would likely work towards a PGWP so that the client can meet the qualifications of one of the options through Express Entry, such as the Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, or one of the Provincial Options.