While provincial governments across Canada have encouraged post-secondary institutions to boost their international student enrollments for numerous reasons including promoting the fostering of “global citizens”, it is clear that the most important reason is to compensate for funding shortfalls. Indeed, it is estimated that international students will account for 20% of the student body of Ontario post-secondary educational institutions by 2022 .
Mel Broitman, who recruited international students for the University of Windsor for 15 years, claims that these educational institutions do not care about international students except for their money. While international students contribute substantially to the coffers of the post-secondary education system, there are not sufficient extra programs and support put in place to service the needs of these students.
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