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Posted on March 02 2023

Canada issued 550,000 study permits in 2022. Apply for 2023 intake now!

By  Editor
Updated October 14 2023

Highlights: More Canada study permits in 2022

  • Canada is one of the popular study abroad destinations.
  • It issued a record number of a study permit in 2022.
  • Canada issued around 550,000 study permits in 2022.
  • The processing time for Canadian study permits is 10 weeks.
  • International students can work after graduating from Canada to gain work experience.

International students are opting for colleges and universities in Canada. A record number of study permits were issued in 2022. Canada issued approximately 550,000 study permits issued last year. It was a 24.1% increase compared to the figures for 2021.

The increase in study permits in Canada followed the trends of the previous year.

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Record Number of Canada Study Permits in 2022

IRCC or Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada had issued 551,405 study permits. The details of study permits issued by Canada in the previous years are given below:

Canada Study Permits
Year No. of Study Permits Issued
2022 551,405
2021 444,260
2020 327,420
2019 400,660
2018 354,290
2017 314,995
2016 264,285

IRCC also has made the processing of study permits faster. In 2022, Sean Fraser, the Canadian Immigration Minister, stated that quick processing for study permits would be a priority for Canada.

The Canadian authorities hired 500 additional processing staff and digitized applications for study permits for faster processing. The processing time for the Canadian study permit application is 10 weeks, currently.

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What benefits do international students in Canada have?

With a Canadian study permit, international students can graduate from a higher-learning institute in Canada and apply for a PGWP or Post-Graduation Work Permit. It helps to apply for jobs to gain work experience in the country. The work experience contributes to gaining Canada PR.

The eligibility criteria for study in Canada are given below:

  • Have been accepted by a DLI or Designated Learning Institute of Canada.
  • Have adequate funds for tuition fees, cost of living in Canada, and the return journey.
  • Have no criminal records.
  • Have a good health certificate.
  • Demonstrate to immigration officers that they will leave Canada after their authorized stays.

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Work In Canada with a Study Permit

The candidates who have been issued Canada study permits can work through the following categories:

  • On campus without a work permit
  • Off-campus with a work permit
  • In co-op and internship programs with a work permit

After graduation, international students can apply for a work permit through the PGWP program. In this program, the work permit is for the length of the course. It has validity for a maximum of 3 years.

The work experience gained during PGWP is considered for the permanent residence application under the Express Entry system of Canada.

Under the CRS or Comprehensive Ranking System used in the Express Entry system programs, the applicants are awarded points on the basis of the:

  • Skills
  • Work experience
  • Language proficiency in the official language
  • Skills in official language proficiency and education of the candidate's spouse or common-law partner
  • Having a valid job offer supported by a positive LMIA report.
  • Having a nomination for permanent residence by the provincial authorities

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