Canada has always been a welcoming country for international students to pursue their graduation or post-graduation courses. It encourages foreign students to stay, work and contribute to the country’s economy.
The country paves the way for international students who complete their post-secondary in Canada to stay and obtain Permanent Canadian Immigration. Once they have completed their studies at an eligible
Canadian post-secondary institution, international graduates can apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP), which allows them to work in Canada.
Under the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program, international graduates can obtain three years of open work permits, allowing them to work for any Canadian employer in any industry.
To be eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit, a candidate must have the following:
Applying for Permanent Residency
If you are an international student who has recently graduated from an accredited Educational Institution in Canada and chooses to make Canada your permanent home then you likely have the qualities to make a successful transition from Temporary to Permanent residence. However, obtaining a Permanent Residency in Canada could be a complicated and stressful task. To help you at every step to better understand the process, we have put together a few resources below:
Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
The CEC program is an immigration program that allows candidates with a specific skilled working experience obtained in Canada with proper authorization to immigrate permanently. The individual must have at least 1 year of work experience or have at least 1560 hours of paid work (continuous full-time or an equal amount in part-time).
To be eligible for the program, an individual must possess the following:
The Quebec Experience Class Program (PEQ)
The Quebec Experience Class Program (PEQ) is equivalent to the federal Canadian Experience Class Program (CEC), but much easier and an individual can qualify sooner under this program than the CEC program. This immigration program allows international students or temporary international workers to apply for Immigration to Canada and establish themselves permanently in the Province of Quebec. It should be noted that the PEQ is not a point-based system such as the QSW program. You are qualified only if you meet the specific requirements. The designated learning institutions include colleges, universities and technical vocational schools that have been specifically recognized by the Canadian Government to accept foreign students.
To be eligible to apply for a Canadian Study Permit, an aspiring student must meet the following eligibility criteria:
In order to apply for a Study Permit, an applicant is required to submit a set of documents, which are as follows:
*Note that these are the basic documents requirement.