March 28, 2018 – A new survey of international students has revealed Canada is fast catching the U.S. and U.K. among the world’s most popular destinations for young people looking to study abroad. The 2018 edition of the QS Applicant Survey shows Canada could be about to overtake the U.K. and become the second most
Mar 21, 2018 – Donald Trump’s anti-immigration stance is apparently having an adverse impact on the numbers of international students applying to U.S. colleges and universities. Government data shows a sharp drop of 17 per cent in the number of study permits issued to students from overseas in the year to September 30, 2017. At the
March 18, 2018 – Canada has seen an increase in the number of international students transitioning to permanent residence. More than 1,000 more former Study Permit holders became permanent residents in 2017 compared to 2016. Federal government figures show more than 9,400 former students became permanent residents in 2017, compared with 8,250 in 2016.
Mar 8, 2018 – The Post Graduation Work Permit represents a crucial step on an international student’s path to permanent residence, and eventually citizenship, in Canada. Candidates who have graduate from Canadian institutions can qualify for a Canada work permit valid for up to three years, provided they meet requirements. The PGWP is exempt from Labour
March 7, 2018 – International students are being drawn to Canadian colleges as they look to get a feel for the country before deciding whether to attend university here. Pre-university level students cite low crime rates and cheap cost of living as key factors in their decision to choose Canada over rivals such as the
Mar 2, 2018 – The general discourse on immigration law, often dominated by controversial and sensitive topics like inflow of refugees, deportations, the right balance between attracting immigrants and ensuring job to native citizens, or even anti-immigration rhetoric in neighboring countries, rarely focuses on top reasons for study permit refusals in Canada. Securing admission in a
February 27, 2018 – Chinese international students in British Columbia are being guided towards entrepreneur immigration and the federal Start-Up Visa program as a way to extend their time in Canada after graduation. A recent event at the University of British Columbia aimed at linking students with entrepreneurs generated significant interest among young, educated, Chinese
Feb 22, 2018 – The Nova Scotia Study and Stay program specifically targets international students from China, India and the Philippines, providing them with support for the duration of their courses to help them develop a successful career in the province. It does this through employment events, activities and workshops, plus career workshops and opportunities to
Feb 13, 2018 – Canada’s international student immigration pathways continue to be exploited by fraud marriages, mainly originating in India. The scam works like this: Families wishing to achieve Canada immigration for their sons pay the tuition fees of a female candidate, and the two get married. The son is then able to enter Canada as
Article Audio Jan 22, 2018 – The Québec Government encourages foreign workers working in Quebec and international students completing a program of post secondary studies in Quebec, to permanently remain in the province through the Québec Experience Program (PEQ). PEQ is a simplified fast-track process leading to permanent residence for the two categories of applicants.