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In recent years, Canada offers one of the best packages to international students looking at plying their trade abroad and immigrate to country. These packages has become even more attractive following Canada’s major recent policy update.

Canada’s new policy will allow international students to begin their Canadian education online in fall 2020, and still be qualified to obtain a Canadian work permit after their studies.

If your major aim is to immigrate to Canada and obtain Canadian permanent residence, an education pathway can help you in a number of ways.

Under various programs, candidates are often ranked against one another. The highest scoring immigration candidates receives invitations to apply for Canadian immigration.

Candidates who also want to improve their chances to become Canadian permanent residents may opt for an education pathway if they have the financial capacity to study in Canada.

Aspiring candidates needs to understand what is essential in Canada’s immigration points system. Canada evaluates criteria such as your age, language skills, adaptability, educational qualifications, and work experience.

Studying in Canada will build up your immigration candidacy in three of these areas: work experience, language and education. Of course, most foreign students are also young in age.

Obtaining an education pathway enables you to immerse yourself in an French and/or English environment which will enhance your economic and social integration in Canada.

You will also obtain a quality educational credential which will support your career in Canada and also help you gain more points under various immigration streams. Whether you seek permanent residence under an Express Entry program, the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), or another federal or provincial streams, Canadian credentials get more points than foreign ones.

Working In Canada While Studying And After Graduation

One of the things that makes Canada so distinctive is it allows foreign students to work while they are studying in Canada, and also acquire a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) after completing their educational programs.

A normal study permit will allow you to work for up to twenty (20) hours per week for any employer during your studies, and full-time during holidays, such as summers and winter holidays.

Many international students then go on to be qualified for a PGWP, which can be valid for up to three (3) years, depending on the duration of the student’s program in Canada. The PGWP also allows you to work for any Canadian employer of your choice.

Furthermore, spouses and common law partners of international students and PGWP holders stand the chance to get an open work permit.

Obtaining Canadian work experience is also most beneficial for international students, since the qualifying work experience that they acquired with a PGWP can make them qualify for several different immigration programs.

More so, such immigration programs often award additional points for Canadian work experience over foreign experience.

How To Gain Canadian Permanent Residency After Studies 

An education pathway to Permanent residency can look something like this:

Clara goes to a Canadian designated Post-secondary institution and pursues a two (2)-year college diploma degree in Business Administration.

After completing the program, Clara becomes qualified for a three-year PGWP, which is the maximum amount of time for a PGWP.

She then started working as a Business Analyst for a Canadian technology company. After acquiring one year of full-time work experience, Clara has the qualifying Canadian work experience which she needs to become qualified for the Canadian Experience Class program under Express Entry and permanently immigrate to Canada.

After submitting her Express Entry profile, Clara obtained an invitation to apply for permanent residency, and achieves his Canadian immigration goal.

This opportunity is now more available to international students who want Canada PR through an education pathway. And due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Canada is making it much easier for foreign students to begin their Canadian education this fall.

Canada’s new policy now makes it even more affordable for international students to study online in their home country for several months this fall, and save on living expenses studying abroad, and then immigrate to Canada by the end of 2020. They also, eventually, stand the right to work in Canada during and after their studies, which is major criteria when they submitting their permanent residence application.

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