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The Rising Popularity of Post-Credential Programs Among Indian Students in Canada

Austin Campbell



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Canada has been a prime destination for driving global talent over the course of the past 10 years. Equipped with a world-class education and experience, several international students have established new companies and networks. The country has built stronger ties with the nations like India. And thus, International students from India can change the demographic profile of education in Canada.

According to the Statistics Canada 12th report, international students are overpowering the academic sector by gaining several post-secondary educational certificates. This popularity has increased from 6% in 2014 to 13% of all college graduations in 2019.

In addition, the study “The Rising Popularity of College Postgraduate Credential Programs in Canada”, revealed that the rise of admissions into postgraduate credential programs is due to the idea of gaining permanent residency in Canada.

Postgraduate Credential College programs are for students with either a college certificate, diploma, or bachelor’s degree.

What is the Outcome for Foreign Students Immigrating to Canada?

In total, 80% of the individuals who graduated with a PCC in 2015 have got PR within 5 years. It is visible in the rates of people who have got:

  • Master’s program degree (71%),
  • A non-postgraduate college certificate/credential (69%),
  • A bachelor’s degree (50%).
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Out of 67% of International students graduating with a PCC in 2019, 53% of the total is made up of Indian International students. As a result, International students from other nations got PR in lesser numbers than Indian students.

What are the benefits of getting a Canadian education?

Getting an education in Canada, particularly to get lucrative job opportunities and permanent residency is one of the biggest benefits. Not only a person can get relevant abilities but can also get a chance to work in part-time jobs.

In addition, studying in Canada is an impressive method to boost the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. A post-secondary education of 1 to 2 years can add 15 additional points to the applicant’s profile.

Moreover, international students who graduated with a PCC in 2015 received $44,000 in the year 2019. It was more than those with a bachelor’s and a non-postgraduate college.



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