How can we better attract + retain international students to graduation and beyond?

Who came:
Dalhousie, Mackenzie college, Mount Allison, UdeMoncton, UNB (freddy) City of Moncton
Questions?
  • How can we attract\recruit good-quality academic students?
  • How can we keep¡support the same students to graduation?
  • How can we connect them with opportunities to stay beyond graduation?
Notes & Ideas
  • Attraction + retention
    • No provincial profile\consortium (NB) like EDU-NOVA .. too many schools ‘going it on their own’
    • Challenge around calibrating Eng + Fr recruitment efforts
    • Disconnect between university and college credit recognition
  • Keeping intl students to graduation
    • Student supports are essential (mandatory, for credit)
    • For francophone students, building up eng proficiency
    • Intl students feel like they need to be bilingual (FR\ENG) to stay
  • Keeping intl Students beyond graduation
    • Learning another language = a challenge
    • Trying to qualify for post-graduate work permit
Actions
  • Market Moncton\NB as an educ city\prov = branding
  • Build a NB educ. Consortium (build an atlantic educ. consortium?!!)
  • Invest in student supports (make them mandatory, for credit)
  • To address Fr\Eng bilingual reg, collaborate between Fr and Eng Schools on language instruction.
  • Open more IRCC offices across province
  • Greater collaboration between PSEC and GOVT on study (2-4 year) + work (PGWP) opportunities .. make process more seamless.
  • More (regular) meetings between PSEC + PETL + POP.Growth