International Students in Ontario and Canada’s Postsecondary Education System

Research done by IMRC affiliated faculty have focused on various aspects of the international students’ experience, their socioeconomic status and outcomes after finishing their studies, as well as major provincial and federal policy changes that affect student immigration. Research has focused on how the healthcare sector is influenced by policies addressing postsecondary international students. It has explored the intersection of nursing regulatory and immigration systems in Canada. Migrant transition programs (Status conversion from temporary to permanent) influence the nursing sector in Canada.

For more information and questions please contact Dr. Margaret Walton-Roberts ([email protected])or Dr. Jenna Hennebry ([email protected])

Report: International Students in Ontario’s Postsecondary Education System, 2000-2012: An evaluation of changing policies, populations and labour market entry processes

Keegan Williams, Gabriel Williams, Amy Arbuckle, Margaret Walton-Roberts and Jenna Hennebry from the International Migration Research Centre at Wilfrid Laurier University
This report explores how many international students came to Ontario between 2000-2012, their socioeconomic status and outcomes after finishing their studies, as well as the major provincial and federal policy changes that affected student immigration during this time. The study examines international student visa data from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, as well as international student arrival and labour market transition data from Statistics Canada.

Video: Nursing shortages and international migration

Video: Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) in Canada

These films are products of a SSHRC knowledge Synthesis grant that explored the intersection of nursing regulatory and immigration systems in Canada. For more information about internationally educated nurses, please see the report below.

2014-08-1, via Youtube

Report:  Immigration policy changes and entry to practice routes for Internationally Education Nurses (IENs)

Margaret Walton-Roberts, Jennifer Guo, Keegan Williams and Jenna Hennebry

This knowledge synthesis report examines how migrant transition programs (status conversion from temporary to permanent) influence the nursing sector in Canada. Immigrant transition programs have significant relevance for nursing because they add complexity to;  labour force planning in the health sector,  ethical recruitment protocols for international health care, processes of migrant workforce integration, and  the assessment of structural processes that shape and reproduce migration as a form of gendered state developmentalist policy in some sending regions.