University of Calgary

Helping international students put their degrees to work

UToday HomeFebruary 17, 2012

By Julie Phillips

The conference, entitled Retaining Global Talent, will include government representatives to explain the recent changes in the work visa process that allow foreign students to stay and work here. In addition, the CEO of the Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada will talk about Alberta’s job shortage in the oil and gas sector.

“These are the immigrants we want to attract and have them stay in Canada," says Eva Klein, a professor at the Haskayne School of Business and conference organizer. "They have Canadian degrees and Canadian experience and are therefore the ideal immigrant population.”

The program includes a presentation by Greg Weadick, Minister of Advanced Education and Technology, who will discuss how new graduates can make their degree work in Alberta. Other sessions include the latest in immigration law and policy and real life stories of immigrant experiences.

Following the schedule of information sessions, students will have an opportunity to meet with key representatives from various Calgary employment sectors including banking, oil and gas, IT, telecommunications and healthcare in career workshop sessions, offering employment advice and guidance.

This event is open for all University of Calgary visa students who would like to find out how to stay and work in Alberta following graduation.

Save your seat by registering online at: haskayne.ucalgary.ca/global-talent

This conference is made possible through the support of the RBC Investing in New Canadians Program at the Haskayne School of Business. Read the funding announcement.