Canada is one of the top destinations for foreign study for Indian students. Education in Canada is cheaper compared to many other countries. Overseas students prefer Canada because more work opportunities are available to them now.
Facing a shortage of skilled labor, the Government of Canada has taken two significant steps to assist foreign students who wish to remain in the country following their graduation. In April 2008, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration announced that under the Post-Graduate Work Permit Program, foreign students would be allowed to apply for a three-year work permit from within the country, without having a job offer in hand, as long as they completed at least a two-year course of study. Students who had pursued a shorter course of study would be able to obtain a work permit for a length of time equal to that of the studies they pursued