Canada is a famous destination for educational and immigration for international students. Due to quality education with affordable tuition fees a large majority of international students choose to study in Canada. It’s globally known high cultural diversity attracted over 500,000 foreign students from all parts of the world to study in Canada.
A study permit is an authorization to legally study in Canada for a given amount of time. Anybody who is planning to study in Canada for a period longer than 6 months needs to obtain a study permit.
Before starting the application for study programs there are certain requirements you should meet:
- Proof of acceptance from a Designated learning institution(DLS) in Canada institution, such as university or college
- Proof of financial capability. You must prove that you have a significant financial support during your stay in Canada in a number of ways;
- Proof that you do not have a criminal record by producing the certificate of good conduct issued by the police;
- Proof that your health is in tip-top condition through check-up results from a certified medical practitioner;
- You must not pose any threat to Canada’s security; and
- The immigration officer must be certain that you will depart from Canada after completing your studies.
Facts about studying in Canada to consider:
- International students need a letter of acceptance from a (DLI).
- Study permit automatically authorizes its holder to work up to 20 hours per week during the academic year. Holder of study permit can also work full-time during academic breaks, provided s/he: Has a valid study permit; is a full-time student enrolled at a DLI at the post-secondary level; studying in an academic, vocational or professional training program leading to a degree, diploma or certificate; is enrolled in a program that is at least six months in duration.
- All schools must submit regular reports on the academic enrolment status of their international students to IRCC. Students who do not comply with their study permit conditions can be subject to a removal order.
- If the official length of your program of study is at least eight months, you may be eligible to apply for a Post-Graduate Work Permit(PGWP) upon completion of your studies. PGWP is an open work permit that authorizes you to work for any employer. If your program is at least eight months but less than two years, you may be eligible for a PGWP. In this case, PGWP is valid for no longer than the length of your program. If your program is two years or more, you may be eligible for a PGWP valid for a maximum of 3 years.
- Spouses and common-law partners of full-time students enrolled in an academic, vocational or trade program at an eligible post-secondary institution (all public schools and selected private schools) may apply for an open work permit valid for the length of the partner’s study program.
- Spouses and common-law partners of PGWP holders are eligible to apply for an open work permit If the principal applicant works in an occupation that falls within a NOC skill level 0, A or B
- Students enrolled at an institution that does not appear on the DLI list and students taking solely ESL classes are not eligible for any of the above.
- If the official length of your program of study is less than 6 months, you do not need to apply for a study permit.
To increase your chances of getting permanent residency in Canada, we recommend you:
- register for a program of longer duration than one year;
- stay away from poor-quality private institutions;
- enroll at a recognized public institution.
Generally, the above list will guide you to ascertain that you are appropriate to get a study permit in Canada. You might be required to produce other papers or requirements should your case be rendered unique. Canworldvisa experts will evaluate your exceptional state and offer you with a personalized study programs package.
Study in Canada to immigrate
The government of Canada provides various options for international students to immigrate after studying right after their studies are complete. Every graduate obtains a Post-Graduate Work Permit that gives an opportunity to get Canadian work experience, as well as to contribute to Canada’s economy and culture prior to immigration after studying. International students have different options for applying for Permanent Resident Status. That is to say, below are the programs that may be used for immigration after studying:
- Canadian Experience Class(CEC)
- Provincial Nominee Programs
Canadian Experience Class Requirements
Regardless to the province that an international student has been working for a Canadian employer, having 12 month work experience in skilled occupation makes him or her eligible to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence through Canadian Experience Class. The program requisites rely on a fail or pass system. If candidates meet the lowest requirements, they are qualified to join the Express Entry pool. The minimum CEC requirements include:
- Candidates submitting CEC application should attain at least one year of experience in the Canadian job market; technical or professional work experience. Canadian work experience must be over three years before the date of application;
- Candidates submitting CEC application should attain to exceed a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of five – initial intermediate or seven – adequate intermediate proficiency, hanging on the working stage;
- Applicants should be ready and willing to work and reside away from Quebec province. If you want to live in the province of Quebec, consider applying to the Quebec Experience Class.
Provincial Nominee Programs
If you have been studying in Canada as an international student and provided that your province has a PNP category, it makes you eligible for fast-track Canadian permanent residence. In fact, some provinces allow international graduates to make an application to their PNP, even if they didn’t study in that province.
Provincial Nominee Programs with an International Graduate Category:
- Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program(AINP)
- British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program(BC PNP)
- Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program(MPNP)
- Newfoundland And Labrador Provincial Nominee Program(NLPNP)
- Nova Scotia Nominee Program(NSNP)
- Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program(OINP)
- Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program(PEI PNP)
- Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program(SINP)
Furthermore, to find out if you are eligible for permanent immigration to Canada, please fill out a free online assessment today.
WILL I BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK DURING STUDYING?
YES, DURING NORMAL SCHOOL ROUTINE YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK 20 HOUR/WEEK IN ANY JOB POSITION AND FULL-TIME DURING SCHEDULED BREAKS AND HOLIDAYS.
CAN I BRING MY FAMILY WITH ME?
YES, YOUR SPOUSE WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN OPEN WORK PERMIT AND WORK FULL TIME IN CANADA WHILE YOU ARE STUDYING AND IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN, THEY WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND CANADA’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS WITHOUT THE NEED OF A STUDENT VISA.