Canada makes fresh decision for foreign students

Canada accept incomplete study permit

News of a new considerate measure for international students could liven up the spirits of students who want to study in Canada.

Canada has decided to keep the files of foreign students who cannot submit all their required documents as open until they are able to do so. The students are largely finding it impossible to submit these documents because of closures of application centers due to COVID-19.

This new step is applicable to those students applying for student permit or Post-Graduation Work Permit.

The essential submissions that are lagged due to the COVID-19 disruptions are:

  • Original travel documents
  • Medical examinations
  • Biometrics

The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has assured students that their applications won’t be rejected on the grounds of such non-submission.

Canada immigration measures boost the morale of those who choose to work after they complete their study abroad. Canada has extended this considerate facility to PGWP applicants too. The inability in getting a letter of completion of studies or their final transcripts from their DLI (Designated Learning Institution) won’t stop them from working until the decision on the application arrives.

But PGWP applicants must give a letter of explanation. It should state that they aren’t able to produce the documents due to the closure of the school owing to COVID-19.

They can use the IRCC web form to submit the document once it’s available. Until then, IRCC even allows foreign students to restore their status.

Another issue is the closure that has become necessary for Canada’s post-secondary institutions. This follows the compliance with measures like social distancing aimed at COVID-19 prevention. This could put the study status of students to part-time due to canceled or re-scheduled classes.

Under the current measure, such part-time students of the winter and summer 2020 semesters, can still apply for PGWP.

PGWP is important for students who want to continue in Canada working. The work experience they get will help them with gaining eligibility for other immigration streams like the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and Express Entry.

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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