Canada Opens New Work Permit Application for International Graduates
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Canada Opens New Work Permit Application for International Graduates

Last May 6, 2021 IRCC opened a temporary pathway to permanent residency for 40,000 international students, alongside 20,000 temporary workers in health care and 30,000 temporary workers for other essential occupations. The temporary public policy was supposed to run until November 2021, or until the caps were reached, whichever comes first – to no surprise at all, international graduates were fast to fill up the quota and the application closed the following day; while the portal is still open for the essential workers. Throughout the pandemic, Canada has imposed a lot of measures to continuously support its immigration plan that targets to have at least 401,000 immigrants for 2021. The candidates selected for this temporary public policy have been chosen as they are proven fit to fill labor gaps.

NEW Pathway for International Student Graduates in Canada!
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NEW Pathway for International Student Graduates in Canada!

Announced April 14, new public policies target foreign nationals who have been granted an eligible Canadian credential, and who are currently employed in Canada, to provide an influx of talent across the economic landscape. Intake Cap A maximum of 40,000 applications will be accepted for processing. Start and end dates This public policy comes into…

IRCC Hired 62 Additional Officers to Speed Up the Process of Family Class Overseas Applications
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IRCC Hired 62 Additional Officers to Speed Up the Process of Family Class Overseas Applications

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, processing time of immigration, citizenship and refugee applications have been significantly delayed. To tackle processing delays, IRCC has hired 62 new full-time employees and will soon be opening a new office in New Waterford, Nova Scotia. With the new hires and office, IRCC is aiming to get spousal application processing…

Am I eligible for Express Entry?
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Am I eligible for Express Entry?

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Eligibility for Express Entry programs We choose skilled workers based on their skills and ability to contribute to Canada’s economy. Express Entry manages applications for three economic immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program Federal Skilled Trades Program Canadian Experience Class Provinces and territories can…

Can I Change Schools While I’m in Canada?
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Can I Change Schools While I’m in Canada?

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Changing your school or program Before you change your school or program, you must meet all the conditions of your study permit. This means you must be: enrolled at a designated learning institution (DLI) and actively studying while you’re in Canada You need to contact us…

I’m waiting for my post-graduation work permit. Can I travel outside Canada and come back with my student visa?
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I’m waiting for my post-graduation work permit. Can I travel outside Canada and come back with my student visa?

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada It depends. Your permit (study or work) is not a visa and doesn’t allow you to travel back to Canada. You can leave Canada and return, as long as your visa or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is still valid. If your visa or eTA is expired, you…

I want to study for less than 6months. Do I need a study permit?
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I want to study for less than 6months. Do I need a study permit?

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada No, you don’t need a study permit if your course or study program lasts less than 6 months. You must complete your course or program within the time you’re allowed to stay in Canada. Even if you don’t need a study permit, you…

Get a Visitor Visa to Return to Canada
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Get a Visitor Visa to Return to Canada

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Fees From: $100 Processing time Varies by country Check processing times You may need to give biometrics with your application. This processing time doesn’t include the time you need to give biometrics. About the document A visitor visa (also called a temporary resident visa) is an official…

Get your Study Permit faster with Scotiabank Student GIC Program
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Get your Study Permit faster with Scotiabank Student GIC Program

Helping international students get their study permit The Scotiabank Student GIC Program is here to help you plan for your education. You can get your study permit and get help with your living expenses with GIC. In addition, if you are a student from China, India, Vietnam or the Philippines this program can help you meet the…

How to apply for Canadian Citizenship
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How to apply for Canadian Citizenship

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada How to apply   On this page Get an application package Pay your fees Submit your application Apply for citizenship urgently Get an application package The application package includes the instruction guide and all the forms you need to fill out. Use the…

Become a Permanent Resident as a Quebec-selected skilled worker
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Become a Permanent Resident as a Quebec-selected skilled worker

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada About the process This is the application process for skilled workers who want to become permanent residents of Canada and live in Quebec. Quebec has a special agreement on immigration with the Government of Canada. The province has its own rules for choosing…

What is the post-graduation work permit (PGWP) and how can I apply?
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What is the post-graduation work permit (PGWP) and how can I apply?

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada You may be eligible for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP) if you graduated from a designated learning institution (DLI) and want to stay in Canada temporarily to work. Not all DLIs make you eligible for a post-graduation work permit. Check the DLI list to find out which…

Get your Study Permit faster with Scotiabank Student GIC Program
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Get your Study Permit faster with Scotiabank Student GIC Program

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Some international students can get their study permits faster by using the Student Direct Stream. We process most Student Direct Stream applications within 20 calendar days, if you meet the eligibility. Who can apply To be eligible for faster processing through the Student Direct Stream,…

How can I extend my stay as a worker in Canada?
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How can I extend my stay as a worker in Canada?

All information provided are directly from IRCCImmigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada You should apply at least 30 days before your current status expires if you want to extend your stay as a worker in Canada. For more information, see the page Extending your work permit. Your employer may need to apply for a new Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), which…

How can I get the invitation to apply for IEC?
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How can I get the invitation to apply for IEC?

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Become a candidate If you want to travel and work temporarily in Canada as part of International Experience Canada (IEC), your first step is to become a candidate in one or more IEC pools. You should become a candidate as soon as possible, if…

How to apply for International Experience Canada(IEC)
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How to apply for International Experience Canada(IEC)

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada You cannot apply for a work permit under International Experience Canada unless we’ve sent you an Invitation to Apply. If you’ve accepted an Invitation to Apply for a work permit follow these steps: You need to give your biometrics In most cases, you now need to give your…

Express Entry – Six selection factors of Federal Skilled Worker Program
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Express Entry – Six selection factors of Federal Skilled Worker Program

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada We use selection factor points to help assess your eligibility for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. We’ll assess your selection factors and assign an overall score out of 100. If you score 67 points or higher, you may qualify for the Federal Skilled…

What is International Experience Canada (IEC)?
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What is International Experience Canada (IEC)?

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada International Experience Canada (IEC) provides youth with the opportunity to travel and work in Canada. If you’re eligible, you’ll be placed into one or more pools of International Experience Canada (IEC) candidates. You’ll get a message in your account that confirms you are in the pool(s).   Fees…

How to apply for Permanent Resident through Express Entry
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How to apply for Permanent Resident through Express Entry

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 1. Fill out the online form Your Express Entry invitation to apply is valid for 60 days only. You should start filling out the online form right away so that you can get all the information and documents you need before your invitation expires….

Work off campus as an international student
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Work off campus as an international student

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada On this page Who can work off-campus Get a Social Insurance Number to work in Canada How many hours can you work off-campus? Who can’t work off-campus If your study situation changed Working after you complete your study program Who can work off-campus…

Get the right work permit for your situation
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Get the right work permit for your situation

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Most foreign nationals need a work permit to work in Canada. If you’re not sure, you can find out if you need a work permit. Fees From $155 Processing time Varies by country Check application processing times Get the right work permit for your…

Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) for Express Entry
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Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) for Express Entry

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada How we rank your Express Entry profile The Express Entry system lets us create a pool of candidates who may be eligible to immigrate to Canada permanently. You must be eligible for one of the immigration programs in Express Entry to get into…

Express Entry – How many points do I need to meet for the federal skilled worker selection grid?
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Express Entry – How many points do I need to meet for the federal skilled worker selection grid?

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada We use selection factor points to help assess your eligibility for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. We’ll assess your selection factors and assign an overall score out of 100.   If you score 67 points or higher, you may qualify for the Federal Skilled…

What is the co-op work program and how can I apply?
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What is the co-op work program and how can I apply?

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Work as a co–op student or intern Eligibility Some study programs include work experience as part of their curriculum. You can apply for a co-op or intern work permit if: you have a valid study permit work is required to complete your study…

Submit your Express Entry profile and get the invitation to apply
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Submit your Express Entry profile and get the invitation to apply

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada 1. Fill out the online form If you want to come to Canada as a skilled immigrant, your first step is to submit your profile to the Express Entry pool. If you’re eligible, we will: place you in a pool with others who…

What are the documents I need for Express Entry?
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What are the documents I need for Express Entry?

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada You need certain documents at different stages of the Express Entry application process. Documents for your profile You don’t need to upload documents to submit a profile, but you may need information from some or all of these documents: passport or travel document…

Express Entry – Become a Permanent Resident
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Express Entry – Become a Permanent Resident

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada How Express Entry works Express Entry is an online system that we use to manage applications for permanent residence from skilled workers. Step 1: Find out if you’re eligible There are two ways to find out if you’re eligible for a program that is…

What is Biometrics?
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What is Biometrics?

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Who needs to give their fingerprints and photo (biometrics) As of December 3, 2019, you need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) if you’re applying within Canada as a foreign worker (including extending your work permit) international student (including extending your study permit) visa-required…

How to apply for a study permit
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How to apply for a study permit

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Get your documents ready Before you apply for a study permit, you need: an acceptance letter from a designated learning institution (DLI) a valid passport or travel document proof you can support yourself, and any family members who come with you, while you’re in Canada Find…

Let’s prepare for getting your study permit
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Let’s prepare for getting your study permit

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Prepare to study in Canada 1. Choosing a program and school In Canada, each province and territory is in charge of their own education system. Get more information about schools and the education system: EduCanada – information for international students about education in Canada,…

What is the Permanent Resident status like?
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What is the Permanent Resident status like?

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada A permanent resident is someone who has been given permanent resident status by immigrating to Canada, but is not a Canadian citizen. Permanent residents are citizens of other countries. A person in Canada temporarily, like a student or foreign worker, is not a permanent resident. Refugees who are resettled…

What is a Study Permit?
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What is a Study Permit?

All information provided are directly from IRCC Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada What is a study permit? The study permit is a document we issue that allows foreign nationals to study at designated learning institutions (DLI) in Canada. Most foreign nationals need a study permit to study in Canada. Make sure you have all the documents you need before…