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Job Opportunities: Cent and Atlantic Universities

job opportunities: The survey, commissioned by the Association of Atlantic Universities, showed graduates felt the region has a lower cost of living 52 per cent is a great place to raise a family 48 per cent and has a good quality of life 47 per cent . But they pointed to a lack of job opportunities 58 per cent small size of communities 54 per cent and the desire to be near friends and family 50 per cent as reasons for leaving, according to The Chronicle Herald. More than 14,000 international students are studying at universities and colleges across the region. According to a Corporate Research Associates survey of 102 international 2016 graduates of Atlantic Canadian institutions, 65 per cent hoped to stay in Atlantic Canada immediately following graduation and 77 per cent said they wanted to ultimately live and work in the region, presenting an opportunity to replace an aging population with young, educated and motivated newcomers. There's no doubt in anyone's mind that the best source of new immigrants for Atlantic Canada is the pool of international students, AAU executive director Peter Halpin told The Chronicle Herald. This year's event, focusing on the international student experience, attracted a wide range of participants representative of recent international student graduates, higher education leaders, the private sector, governments, and regional special interest organizations. The findings of the survey, which is a follow-up to one conducted the previous year looking at a sample of 500 international students poised to graduate that year, were released Monday as part of the AAU's annual leaders' summit in Halifax. ( As reported in the news.