Limited Resources Available to International Students Despite Funding Education in Canada 

According to Statistics Canada, international undergraduate students will pay 429 per cent more in tuition than domestic students in 2023. Postgraduate international students will also pay 184 per cent more for their studies than their domestic peers.  The Canadian Federation of Students’ factsheet on international student tuition fees notes the increases are differential fees that post-secondary institutions use to generate income because of inadequate funding from provincial governments. Private post-secondary schools view international students as a low-risk revenue source. With non-Canadian students at a clear disadvantage regarding schooling costs, exploring other available resources and supports is essential to balance school and work life.

Living to Your Full Potential Through Goal Setting

While the future may be full of possibilities, knowing where to start on the path from your current life to the one you envision for yourself can be challenging; this is where goal setting is the most useful. Setting a goal gives you something specific to work towards, which can also help you stay motivated and on track. How do you set goals and what can you do if you can’t seem to achieve your goals? We answer these questions in the article and also provide a simple goal setting template with actionable tasks to help you reach your full potential.

Should You Contact Recruiters on LinkedIn?

LinkedIn has become a favourite job board for many recruiters, who favour LinkedIn because of the opportunity to view the profiles of job applicants. When it is enabled, job applicants also have the chance to see the recruiter behind a vacancy and potentially send them a message on LinkedIn to pitch themselves for vacant roles. Although some job applicants claim that this LinkedIn feature has helped them land the job of their dreams, many applicants still wonder whether it is right to send recruiters a LinkedIn message. Immigrant Muse asked recruiters and hiring managers about their perception of job seekers reaching out to them on LinkedIn. Here are some of the responses we gathered.

A New Initiative in the Prairies Aims for Excellence in Mentoring

Prairie Centre for Excellence in Mentoring is a new initiative launched in 2022 to improve outcomes for newcomer mentees and mentors by creating new knowledge and practical resources for organizations offering mentoring programs. In its first stage, the project focuses on researching and developing an employer engagement toolkit for organizations offering employment mentoring.    

Tips to Efficiently Network on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional online network. In addition to the ability to create a professional profile, LinkedIn provides a safe space for job seekers to upload their resumes and for employers to post job openings as well. How can you efficiently utilize LinkedIn to achieve your career goals if you’re new to the platform? Here are seven tips to help you optimize your LinkedIn profile and build an enviable professional persona.