Report: Approval, processing rates drop after IRCC’s student cap

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2024 12:00:19 +0000

Considerable changes occurred to Canada’s study permit program in January of this year Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) instituted a temporary international student cap effective between 2024 and 2026. It supported this policy through a new Provincial Attestation Letter (PAL) system, distributing this cap among Canada’s provinces and territories. IRCC will aim to approve […]

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Speed Up Your Canadian Study Permit through the Student Direct Stream: Tips for International Students

Credit to Author: TD| Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2024 12:00:17 +0000

Are you considering studying in Canada and searching for a quicker way to obtain your Canadian study permit? If so, this article offers some helpful guidance. International students aiming to study in Canada can expedite their study permit application process through a specialized program offered by the Canadian government. Under Student Direct Stream (SDS) students […]

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Canada’s immigration system proposes changes to the PGWP

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2024 18:45:47 +0000

Federal and provincial immigration officials are in discussions to make significant changes to Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) eligibility. The PGWP is an open work permit, available to international students who have completed an eligible program of study at a Designated Learning Institution (DLI). According to notes from the IRCC Deputy Minister Transition Binder 2024, […]

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The top three universities in Canada according to the 2025 QS World University Rankings

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2024 12:00:32 +0000

For the second consecutive year, the top 40 of Quacquarelli Symonds’ (QS) World University Rankings include three Canadian universities. QS is an organization that acts as an authority concerning the analysis of higher education institutions on a global scale. QS also says that its World University rankings are “the only ranking system to measure both employability […]

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Frequently asked questions about summer jobs for international students in Canada

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Thu, 06 Jun 2024 12:00:09 +0000

International students remaining in Canada for the summer may have some questions about finding employment while they wait for the fall semester. International students are only allowed to work in Canada, without a separate work permit, if they have work authorization on their study permit. This work authorization will indicate if the study permit holder […]

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What kind of school should I apply to as an international student in Canada?

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Tue, 28 May 2024 12:00:31 +0000

Universities, colleges, and specialty programs across Canada all have unique values, and the best choice for international students often depends on their individual career goals and aspirations. Note: Speciality programs are those specifically designed to help students develop and enhance specific skills such as those in the trades. Meanwhile, bridging programs help newcomers connect the […]

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Has IRCC’s LOA verification system successfully protected Canadian international students?

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Thu, 16 May 2024 13:00:26 +0000

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced a new verification process for Letters of Acceptance (LOAs) on December 1, 2023. IRCC announced its LOA verification system among several changes to its international student program. These changes aim to protect foreign nationals studying in Canada and improve overall program integrity. The new verification system requires all […]

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Which country allows international students to work the most hours?

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Mon, 13 May 2024 13:00:36 +0000

On April 29, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that it will soon allow international students to work off-campus for 24 hours per week while classes are in session. This announcement came during a press conference, where IRCC officially revealed that it would not be extending the temporary policy. IRCC’s temporary policy allowed international […]

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Who can study in Canada without a study permit?

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Thu, 02 May 2024 13:00:09 +0000

In light of the recent news that Canada will be capping the number of international study permits issued over the next two years, foreign nationals may be looking to see if they qualify to study in Canada without a study permit. Although most foreign nationals who want to pursue an education in Canada must obtain […]

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Getting PR after graduating from a master’s or PhD program as an international student

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2024 13:00:38 +0000

It may now be easier for students who come to Canada for a master’s or Ph.D. program to obtain permanent residence (PR). On February 15, 2024, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) enacted a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) policy that was first announced on January 22 as one of many changes coming to Canada’s international […]

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