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International Students in Canada

Updated: Sep 24, 2021

Canada welcomes international students with open arms. If you are an international student in Canada you have an excellent opportunity to develop your career and live permanently in Canada.

As an international student you can get the most out of your time in Canada.

You can take full advantage of the following opportunities offered by Canada:

  1. Work while studying

  2. Bring family members to join you in Canada

  3. Obtain a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) upon graduation

  4. Gain Canadian work experience

  5. Discover your pathway to permanent residency

  6. Secure permanent resident status and ultimately Canadian citizenship

When you have chosen Canada as your study destination, you have the opportunity to gain valuable Canadian work experience. You may be eligible to work for an employer outside the campus of the school where you are enrolled or registered. You may work up to 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions and full-time during scheduled breaks, such as the winter and summer holidays or spring break.

While you are studying in Canada, you are able to have your spouse/common-law partner and dependent children join you in Canada. Your spouse/partner can apply for an Open Work Permit, allowing him or her to work for any employer in Canada, while your children may be able to continue their studies in Canada.

Depending on the duration of your study program you can obtain a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) valid for up to three years. You can work with any employer across Canada and get that all-important Canadian work experience as you work towards obtaining permanent residence. You can build connections that will help you throughout your career. The Canadian government provides multiple pathways to permanent residency. The goal of most international students and graduates in Canada is to secure Permanent Resident Status and ultimately Canadian Citizenship.

So start your Canadian journey now! Be an international student in Canada! We will help you in your journey!

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