The Canadian government has announced some major benefits for international students in a bid to attract them to the country. For anyone looking to come to Canada to study, keep reading to find out how the IRCC has made coming to Canada a lot easier for international students.
If that’s not all, the Canadian government has offered many economic and social incentives to international students to help them through the disruption caused by Covid-19. That approach is the exact opposite of what the U.S. has been doing – to try and get as many international students and foreign workers out of the country as possible.
1. Study permit system for Canada becomes simpler and faster
IRCC has announced that it will be prioritizing the processing of study permits of students who have submitted their application online.
2. Start attending your course online without the study permit
Those who have not been able to submit their complete application can also take advantage of a temporary two-step process for approval. This lets international students begin their program online in Fall 2020, rather than be forced to defer the course because they are still waiting for the study permit to be processed.
3. Post-graduation work permit available even if you attend online courses from home
The next big step is that even if international students enrolled at Canadian institutions start studying online from their home country, they will still be eligible for the Post-Graduation Work Permit. You do need to complete at least 50% of the program in Canada, but at least it means you don’t miss out on your chance to work in Canada.
If you are enrolled in a Canadian educational program or are looking to study in Canada, talk to an experienced immigration lawyer. We can explain all your options and make sure you are able to come to Canada once travel and in-class study restarts.
Canada recognizes that attracting bright international students is extremely important for the economy, which is why it is making special arrangements so that people don’t miss out on their opportunity to study.
For students, Canada is a great country to study in too. The level of education is world class, job opportunities are plentiful, the economy is prospering and the government really looks after visitors. One can even say that the Canadian government’s response to Covid-19 has been one of the best in the world – helping people and businesses financially and socially.
The attractive PGWP also lets students in the country for up to three years, become permanent residents and eventually become citizens. No wonder the IRCC says up to 60,000 foreign nationals who came as students become residents every year.
Talk to an experienced immigration professional to find out how you can come to Canada. We help hundreds of people every year fill out perfect applications, get study permits, student visas, work visas, permanent and temporary residency and citizenship.