Why Calgary is a premier destination for international students coming to Canada

Credit to Author: SAIT| Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 12:30:59 +0000

Calgary, the world’s third most livable city according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Livability Index 2022, is among the top destinations for international students looking to pursue education and immigration in Canada. Here’s why. Life as a post-secondary student in Calgary As valued members of the Calgary community, international students will be able to […]

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IRCC considering Express Entry draws based on occupations, and other categories

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2023 14:05:56 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently held consultations with the public and stakeholders to adapt the Express Entry application management system to better target Canada’s economic needs and labour shortages. The department plans to do this by creating Express Entry categories that target key attributes such as educational credentials, work experience, or knowledge of […]

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Canada’s immigration backlog continues to gradually decrease

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2023 13:00:56 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reports that the number of applicants in inventory has decreased from approximately 2.2 million to just over 2.1 million over December. In an email to CIC News, IRCC provided updated data, which is current as of January 2-3. The inventory across all lines of business has progressed as follows […]

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What is the Student Direct Stream?

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2022 13:00:17 +0000

Canada’s Student Direct Stream (SDS) is a program designed to expedite applications for a study permit for international students from 14 countries. Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will aim to process applications of individuals applying through this program within 20 days. The eligible countries are: Antigua and Barbuda; Brazil; China; Colombia; Costa Rica; India; […]

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Canada’s immigration backlog has decreased to 2.2 million

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2022 13:00:26 +0000

New data obtained from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reports that Canada’s immigration backlog has dropped to just over 2.2 million. In an email to CIC News, IRCC provided updated data, which is current as of December 2. The inventory across all lines of business has progressed as follows since July 2021: November 3, […]

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SAIT holds Canada’s first permanent residence ceremony for alumni

Credit to Author: SAIT| Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2022 10:01:08 +0000

In a ceremony that is said to be the first of its kind in Canada, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) organized and hosted a permanent residency celebration for over 35 international student alumni on October 26, 2022.   An occasion to honour and acknowledge the achievements and resilience of their former international students, the […]

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Starting today, international students can temporarily work more than 20 hours per week

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2022 11:00:03 +0000

As of today, international students in Canada are temporarily able to work more than 20 hours per week during the academic year. Last month, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that students would now be allowed to work more than 20 hours a week between November 15, 2022, and December 31,2023. This is a […]

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Canada’s immigration backlog decreases to 2.4 million people

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2022 11:28:02 +0000

Canada’s immigration backlog has dropped to just over 2.4 million according to new data obtained from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). In an email to CIC News, IRCC provided updated data, which is current as of November 3. The inventory across all lines of business has progressed as follows since July 2021: November 3, […]

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How can I move to Canada from the U.S.?

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2022 01:00:37 +0000

As a resident of the U.S. looking to immigrate to Canada, you have several options at your disposal. The option you pursue will depend on your individual circumstances and goals. Achieving your Canadian immigration goal will require U.S. residents to meet specific criteria aligned with the program they apply for. Economic Class: Express Entry Express […]

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Staying in Canada after graduation with a PGWP

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2022 12:00:29 +0000

International students bring a vibrant, new, and fresh perspective to the academic landscape in Canada when they arrive from their home countries to study at a Canadian designated learning institution (DLI). Canada takes immense pride in being a preferred destination for international students looking to further their lives and educations. Beyond their institutional education, however, […]

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