Canada wants more PhD graduates

Canada intends to accept up to 1,000 international PhD students per year as permanent residents through its Federal Skilled Worker Programme, it has been announced.

‘Doctoral graduates play a unique role in the economy. They drive research, encourage innovation and pass on their knowledge through teaching and quite simply, Canada needs more of them,’ said Minister of State (Science and Technology) Gary Goodyear.

From now many international PhD students will be eligible to submit applications for processing as federal skilled workers. To be eligible, they must have completed at least two years of study toward the attainment of a PhD and remain in good academic standing at a provincially recognized post secondary educational institution in Canada.

Source: Expat Forum