Canada’s international student population is up by three times in the past decade to nearly 600,000. It ranks fourth in terms of popular destination among the international students, behind the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.
According to the Canadian Bureau of International Education, international students prefer Canada for its openness towards immigrants. It has also been anaysed that an increased intake of international students will result in more becoming permanent residents due to the numerous immigration pathways offered to them.
IRCC awards extra points to international students who want to settle in Canada through the federal Express Entry system and also have numerous linked provincial nominee programs. A study noted that in 2018, 25 per cent of the nearly 90,000 people who received a federal invitation to apply for permanent residence through Express Entry had pursued study courses in Canadian educational institutions.
After completing their Canadian education, international students are eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) that enables them to pursue full-time employment opportunities for up to three years in Canada. However, most students gain one year of work experience in Canada before applying through the Canada Experience Class category for permanent residence in Canada.
Immigration policy in Canada is liberal to eligible skilled workers. It is one of the very few countries to offer such a high standard of living, exciting work opportunities for immigrants. Your Canada Immigration Consultant will turn your dream of settling abroad into being a permanent residence in Canada. Contact us now!