Can I Immigrate to Canada Via Study Permit?
The first answer is NO, but it can turn into a YES. The Canadian Government values International Students, and the latest changes in the NOC 2021 show that.
Canada is a popular destination for international students seeking quality education and the possibility of immigration. International students in Canada may apply for Canadian permanent resident status while studying or after completing their studies as long as they meet the requirements of the immigration program, they apply under.
Each year, more international students transition to become permanent residents of Canada. The federal government statistics show that over 50,000 international students become permanent residents annually. The Canadian Government, universities, and colleges aim to make the students’ stay in Canada as pleasant as possible. This means that students’ spouses and dependent children can join them in Canada and even apply for open work permits.
In order to make the most of the opportunities available, students need to understand the needs of the Canadian economy and choose their path, industry, city, and university accordingly. Each province has its own unique needs and immigration programs.
International students who complete their post-secondary education in Canada have many opportunities to extend their stay and transition to permanent residency. Their Canadian education and work experience can give them an advantage when pursuing Canadian permanent residency. After completing their education, students can obtain a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) and gain Canadian work experience for up to three years. With a PGWP, students can pursue several federal and provincial permanent residency avenues, such as:
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
- Quebec Experience Class (QEC)
- Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) - OINP | BCPNP | MPNP | SINP
Canada values international graduates as potential permanent residents. They are young, knowledgeable about the culture, proficient in languages, have Canadian qualifications, and often have work experience. The Post-Graduation Work Permit allows students to start their careers in Canada. In addition, recent changes to the Express Entry selection system have made it easier for international students to transition to permanent residency. There are also several Provincial immigration streams explicitly aimed at international students.
In conclusion, studying in Canada is an excellent opportunity for international students to gain a quality education and the possibility of immigration. Canada’s federal and provincial governments offer many immigration programs for international students, making the transition to permanent residency easier.
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