Canada is one the best destinations to pursue your education for many reasons including:
- high level of education
- Low cost for education
- the opportunity for students to obtain work permit after graduation (Post Graduation Work Permit)
- the valuable Canadian work experience and
- the opportunity to apply for PR later regardless the age. The last option is crucial for those who do not qualify for Express entry.
Graduation from educational institution and work experience afterwards helps you to get more points towards your express entry profile as both study and work experience in Canada will award you much needed points to increase your chances for PR. As an applicant you are able to include your family in your application (spouse and children). Our services may include contacting the educational institution on your behalf and obtain the required documents to submit a successful application for a study permit.
Contact us so we can assist you in preparing and obtaining your study permit by using our evaluation form.
AS you can see the number of study permit issued through out the years have been increasing systematically because Canada needs more international students to help boosting the economy. In 2020 there was a dramatic decrease in the number of study permit holders due to Covid-19 Pandemic, in the years following 2020, Canada is trying to recover from the huge covid impact and is aiming to attract more and more students planning to welcome more than 400,000 immigrants. Almost half of them will come from the international student segment.
The Unwanted truth
Most international students in Canada are aiming to get work experience and maybe to apply for PR after accumulating Canadian experience. Unfortunately, often they fall for the simplest mistakes. Many institutions with DLI number (Designated Learning Institution Number) which allows them to enroll international students, are not always qualified for a PGWP (Post Graduation Work Permit) and despite promises of the educational institutions their graduates are not qualified for an open work permit upon graduation.
Most students do not know that and enroll following the fraudulent promises thinking they will receive a work permit after. As they graduate, they apply for PGWP and get refused for being not eligible, as their educational institution is not following the requirements.
If you wish to avoid falling into this trap, contact us as we can help you choose the right educational institution without the fear of being forced to leave the country without having any chance of working and gaining the important Canadian work experience and the opportunity to apply for PR later.
Most candidates who do not qualify for express entry or unable to immigrate using the sponsorship pathway, choose to study in Canada by obtaining study permit.
College & University evaluation
As part of our services, we assist international students in finding the university or college that offer the desired program of study. This includes doing a thorough research on whether the institution can enroll international students and if the student is eligible for a PGWP (post graduation work permit) after graduation allowing him/her to stay and work in Canada after graduation. We do encourage students to contact us for assistance to avoid studying a program that is not eligible for PGWP.
Student Direct Stream (SDS)
The SDS allows international students from certain countries to have their study permit processed faster than usual (within 20 days).
To be eligible for the SDS you must meet certain requirements in addition for the normal study permit requirements:
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- The student must be the resident of one of the following countries:
- The student must pay the tuition fees for the entire first year at the educational institution.
Either complete an IELTS exam with a minimum score of 6 or have completed high school studies at a Canadian Institution.
Study permit renewal
In many cases students may be required to renew their study permit for one reason or another during their studies.
Changing your major or field of study while your study permit is still active may not prompt a study permit renewal. The student need only inform IRCC about any change of study while the current study permit is still active. But if your study permit is about to expire within 3 month it is important to start the renewing process as it may take time before a new one is issued. If a current study permit expires before an application for a renewal is submitted, the student MUST drop the current semester and wait for the new study permit to be issued and enroll in the next semester.
Plans after graduation
It is important to note that your study permit will expire in 90 days after graduation even if the actual expire date is more than 90 days. It is important to contact us before your graduation so we can prepare the package for the Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) and submit it fast. This is important in case the application was refused for any reason, we can resubmit the updated application within those 90 days. If refusal arrived after the 90 days period, the student can no longer resubmit the PGWP application and will be asked to leave the country.