Stay and Grow continues to share its passion for Saint John. The Stay and Grow Platform invites participation from all walks of life. Our upcoming event at 5:30 on April 9th at the Saint John Arts Center will present an opportunity to meet international students. These students would like to stay and grow in our Greater Saint John Region and they need champions! We invite you to support our valued residents and listen to their stories as they share their passion for learning and growth why they would like to stay and grow in Saint John. Canada has one of the easiest immigration paths for students in the world and we need these students to stay.
Did you know that according to research released this year, international students contribute $795 million a year to the economy of Atlantic Canada? The study, conducted for the Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training, found that international students are responsible for 6,731 jobs in the region and contribute $795 million a year to the economy of Atlantic Canada and $22 million annually in taxes. (The report, The Economic Impact of International Students in Atlantic Canada, is available at http://www.camet-camef.ca)
5:30-5: 50 pm: Introductions and Connecting
5:50-6:00 pm: Guest Speaker, Chayan Saha, UNBSJ MBA Graduate, currently working with J.D.Irving, also the Instructor and co-founder of Bollywood Dancing Studio Inc.
6:00-6:25 pm: Pitches from International Students
6:25-6: 45 pm: Speed Meeting
6:45-7:00 pm: Wrap up and networking