Canadian schools, colleges, and universities are open to foreign students
WHY DO PEOPLE CHOOSE TO STUDY IN CANADA
Canada’s multiculturalism, diversity, and overall friendly environment make the country one of the top destinations for foreign students.
With an outstanding quality of education and noticeably lower prices compared to the United States and the United Kingdom, Canada also offers highly-attainable temporary visas for foreign nationals looking to pursue an education in one the country's many colleges and universities.
A major benefit of pursuing an education in Canada is the opportunity to apply for permanent resident (PR) status after getting your degree – an option that hardly any other developed country offers to its graduates. This, of course, is not the only way of immigrating to Canada but few of them are as straightforward.
There are certain eligibility requirements that must be met by potential applicants, that differ based on the residency category that the graduate qualifies for. The three main immigration programs available to graduates include the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Provincial Nominee Program, and the Canadian Experience Class.
Every program has its own unique guidelines. For example, under the Federal Skilled Worker Program graduates will have to show proof of having sufficient work experience. If this is the case, they will have to apply for a work permit under the Canadian Post Graduate Work Permit Program.
According to official reports, over 90% of foreign students choose to file for PR status after they graduate.
Canadian immigration laws are particularly lenient towards new graduates: well-educated socially-established young adults with fluent English or French make excellent immigrants. Additionally, these students seem highly employable to Canadian businesses. Employers are more than happy to hire young professionals that have already planted their roots in Canada.
The required steps will greatly depend on the province where the student graduated. In some cases, all that is required is to submit an application. In other cases, the graduate’s immigration journey will be a lengthy multi-step process. Another factor that can influence the immigration process is the student’s credentials (i.e., their diplomas and degrees).
Sticking to the rules and following through with every stage of the process will help make immigrating a doable task.
Thinking about applying for a program at a Canadian college or university? Looking to get a study permit? Planning to file for PR status after graduating? We can help you make it happen.
Our team can provide the necessary support every step of the way, from getting registered for a specific course to compiling the required paperwork when applying for PR status with the immigration authorities.