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Study: The postsecondary experience and early labour market outcomes of international study permit holders

Released: 2019-09-20

The study "The Postsecondary Experience and Early Labour Market Outcomes of International Study Permit Holders" is now available.

The study examined the postsecondary experience and early labour market outcomes of international study permit holders. Three groups of students were compared: Canadian citizens, permanent residents and international students. Enrolment, graduation and postgraduate earnings related to five postsecondary programs were considered: career-related college certificate and diploma programs, technical and professional training, and university degree programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.

Sustainable Development Goals

On January 1, 2016, the world officially began implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development—the United Nations' transformative plan of action that addresses urgent global challenges over the next 15 years. The plan is based on 17 specific sustainable development goals.

The study "The Postsecondary Experience and Early Labour Market Outcomes of International Study Permit Holders" is an example of how Statistics Canada supports the reporting on the global sustainable development goals. This release will be used in helping to measure the following goal:

  Note to readers

The study is based on data from the Longitudinal Immigration Database, the Postsecondary Student Information System and the T1 Family File, collectively covering the period from 2009 to 2016.

Products

The research paper "The Postsecondary Experience and Early Labour Market Outcomes of International Study Permit Holders," which is part of the Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series (Catalogue number11F0019M), is now available.

Also released today is an infographic titled, "International postsecondary students at school and at work," which is part of the series Statistics Canada — Infographics (Catalogue number11-627-M).

Contact information

For more information, contact us (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 514-283-8300; STATCAN.infostats-infostats.STATCAN@canada.ca).

To enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact Marc Frenette (613-864-0762; marc.frenette@canada.ca), Social Analysis and Modelling Division.

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