- An African immigrant in Canada has given surprising insights into life abroad
- Batouly Barry said that schooling in Canada is very expensive for international students
- The lady added that many students lose their educational scholarship and startups because they lose focus in school and face work
A lady resident in Canada has said that moving abroad is not a total guarantee for success.
In an exclusive interview with Legit.ng, the lady, Batouly Barry originally from Guinea while admitting that schooling comes at a higher cost for foreign students, Canada have one of the best education systems in the world.
She said the system is flexible such that foreign students can work while they study as the school period is different from working hours.
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Batouly however noted that many international students lose focus when they arrive in Canada.
According to her, they tend to direct their attention towards their jobs at the detriment of their studies, the implication of which is a loss of their educational startups or scholarships.
"...You lose your study start ups because the school and the immigration are linked - You cannot hide yourself."
Batouly added that, unlike the US, it is also not possible for foreign students to live and work in Canada without papers or the necessary documents.
The lady faulted the notion that jobs are commonplace there as there is no place anywhere in the world that the government guarantees 100% job for citizens and immigrants, even in Canada.
"We are blaming the government back home that there is no job, there is no job. In Canada, the government don't guarantee jobs to all citizens.I'm sorry to say that... We have to stop lying.
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"If I tell you there are jobs here, you'd be thinking that when you get here the next day you'd get a job.. You'd be looking for a job here, 3 months you'd not get."
She slammed Africans who think that because they have a Master's degree or PhD back home they'd get high-paying jobs. "In Canada, we love diploma, certificate," she says.
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Victor Duru is a Legit.ng journalist with more than three years of working experience in the media industry. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management Studies from Imo State University, where he was a Students' Union Government Director of Information. Victor is a Human Interest Editor, Strategic Content Creator and a Google-certified Digital Marketer. Connect with him on Twitter @DuruCVictor2