Are you an Indian International Student in Canada?
All Indian international students studying across colleges and universities in southern Ontario at all levels (undergraduate, post-graduate diploma, graduate) and for all programs of study are invited to complete this survey. This survey is conducted by Neil Amber Judge, a PhD researcher from the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University.
The study titled “Gendered Dimensions of Migration from India: International Students from India to Canada” aims to examine the experiences of Indian international students in Canada. Your participation and contribution to this research will increase our understanding of the views and experiences of Indian students in Canada.
The online survey will take about 10 to 15 minutes of your time. Your responses would be completely anonymous, and all precautions would be taken to maintain confidentiality. This project has been approved by the University Research Ethics Board (Laurier REB#7143).
If interested, participants may indicate their interest in taking part in a follow up interview with the researcher at a later time.
Please visit www.indianinternationalstudents.com to access the survey
or direct link to the survey https://wlu.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3QR8U9BvkkbKJtI
Contact: Neil Amber Judge
Advisor: Dr. Margaret Walton-Roberts
Resources for International Students in Canada
International students in Canada face a range of questions and challenges such as financial stability, food security, mental health, medical concerns, access to basic services, legal status, and social inclusion and well-being. CIRCLE hosted a webinar—Indian International Students in Canada: Migration Trajectories, Educational Experience and Economic Outcomes—in Fall 2020.
Several community-based organizations are working to highlight these issues and to support international students. Here we present a selection of articles, reports, websites and videos that offer insights from such work and provide resources. These have been made available by community-based organizations working with South Asian and immigrant communities in southwestern Ontario. We hope to update this page as we gather more such information.
- Career GPS | Desi News
- Accents and name changes and "Hide your PhD" | Desi News
- Do you have the skills for the job you want | Desi News
- Shared experiences empower immigrant writers | Desi News
- Here’s what international students say about their experience in Canada | Toronto Star
- Canada identifies international students as ‘ideal immigrants’ but supports are lacking
- Sold a Lie | The Fifth Estate
- International Students and their Vulnerability to COVID-19 while Living in Canada | The Conversation | Anil Varughese & Saul Schwartz
- The Shadowy Business of International Education | The Walrus
- In India and Canada’s international student recruiting machine, opportunity turns into grief and exploitation | The Globe and Mail
- 'No parents should have to bury their child’: How a Canadian funeral home owner is trying to stop suicides among international students | Toronto Star
- How skilled newcomers can stave off major career sacrifices when job-seeking | The Conversation
- Virtual Exchange: What are students signing up for? | The Conversation
- International Students: Canada's Advantage | DESI News
University of Guelph Resources
Indus Community Services and Punjabi Community Health Services (PCHS)
Indus and PCHS have recently released a report that analyzes the lived experiences of international students in the Peel Region of Ontario.
Soch Mental Health
Soch's Pardesi Project uses short films to address mental health challenges of South Asian international students.
Learn more about Soch's Pardesi Project
The Sikh Channel created the Apni Soch video series to challenge perceptions and stigma around mental health. In each episode, a health professional or community member talks about a mental health theme.
Guelph Wellington Local Immigration Partnership
Guelph Wellington Local Immigration Partnership has prepared two reports about international students in Guelph and Wellington who are seeking permanent residence:
- International students who seek permanent residence
- International Students' Experiences Accessing Supports in the Guelph-Wellington Community
Laadliyan's Udaari program supports female South Asian international students in the Greater Toronto Area with their settlement and academic journey by connecting them with support and resources related to sexual and mental health, settlement and immigration, legal education, food security and professional development.
Learn more about Laadliyan's Udaari program and watch short informative videos
Laadliyan's International Student Emergency Fund helps female South Asian international students in the Peel Region by providing groceries, hygiene products, clothing, transportation, rent relief, medical and legal support and more.
Learn more about Laadliyan's International Student Emergency Fund
Disclaimer: The Canada India Research Centre for Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) is not responsible for the content of external websites.