The competitiveness of getting a Canadian Permanent Residence (PR) has increased in recent years.
With enough financial means to offer self-support, study in Canada has emerged as a good way to increase the chances of getting a Canada PR.
Canada is known for offering good packages to international students. Canada’s packages are one of the best in the world.
There’s a new policy upgrade that favors International students who work in Canada.
The new policy lets students start their education online in fall 2020, while they will still be eligible to get a Canada work permit once they complete studies.
If Permanent Residence is the aim, study in Canada can be a good way to strengthen candidacy for immigration in the areas of:
- Work experience
It’s easier to merge into the French and/or English environment in Canada by taking the path of education during Canada immigration.
Moreover, being educated in Canada increases the prospects of building a career in Canada.
In any immigration program, be it Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), or federal/provincial stream, it becomes easier to seek Canada PR with Canadian credentials due to higher preference.
Also, Canada allows international students to work during their period of study in Canada. A Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) is awarded after completing a post-graduate degree course.
A typical study permit can be used to work up to 20 hours a week (which has been extended to 40 post the COVID-19 outbreak). Students can even work full-time during breaks like winder holidays and summer holidays.
A PGWP has a maximum validity of 3 years. There’s also the choice of having an Open Work Permit. It lets the student to choose which employer to work with.
PGWP even has the provision of getting a student’s partners and spouses Open Work Permits.
After gaining a year or more of relevant work experience, a candidate can set out to apply for PR with the Canadian Experience Class program under Express Entry.
Considering the COVID-19 situation, the Canadian government is making it easier for foreign students to start their classes in fall 2020.
Online learning at Designated Learning Institutions (DLI) approved by Canada is also considered valid considering the special circumstance due to COVID-19.
This will enable international students to start with their courses well on time from their own home countries. Once the COVID-19 crisis settles, they could continue the course in Canada.
If you are looking to Study, Work, Visit, Invest or Migrate to Canada, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 Immigration & Visa Company.
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