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5 Things To Know Before Starting A Journey As An International Student


One of the most popular immigration pathways towards becoming a permanent resident in Canada is to study as an international student. Here’s a quick overview for prospective international students of things to look into before deciding to take on what most may probably consider as a life-altering journey.

5 Things To Know Before Starting A Journey As An International Student


One of the most popular immigration pathways towards becoming a permanent resident in Canada is to study as an international student. Here’s a quick overview for prospective international students of things to look into before deciding to take on what most may probably consider as a life-altering journey.

1. Degree Options


Prospective students must decide on the program types and degree level of education that they would like to pursue in Canada. For students aiming to eventually tread the permanent residency pathway, the decision on which program to track is very crucial since this will determine the length of the post-graduation work permit( PGWP) that will be issued to the student upon completion of the program, which may vary from eight months to three years depending on the length of study. The decision as to which school to enroll in is likewise vital since the issuance of study permits is limited to applicants who have been accepted to undertake a program of study at an educational institution that is designated to host an international student often referred to as a designated learning institution (DLI).


2. Benefits


Aside from gaining access to quality education from some of the best schools in the world, international students in Canada may work part-time during their studies. Additionally, one of the top reasons to consider in deciding to go for a Canadian degree is that international students have the option to bring their families with them. Spouses are eligible to work through an open-work permit and children can study in primary and secondary schools without the need of a study permit. After program completion and during PGWP period, families are still eligible to stay in Canada and may continue enjoying the same status as well.


3. Restrictions


Some conditions though must be met in order to maintain the international student status. Students must remain enrolled at a DLI and must actively pursue studies by being enrolled full-time or part-time during each academic semester and are not authorized to take leaves longer than 150 days from the study program. They may only work off campus during regular school term up to 20 hours per week.

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4. Pathway to Permanent Residency


Credentials gained as an international student can open doors to various routes into becoming a permanent resident in Canada. Immigration programs give an overriding consideration to Canadian education and skilled Canadian work experience which can be obtained after degree completion, placing international students into the forefront of the race towards permanent residency.

4. Pathway to Permanent Residency


Credentials gained as an international student can open doors to various routes into becoming a permanent resident in Canada. Immigration programs give an overriding consideration to Canadian education and skilled Canadian work experience which can be obtained after degree completion, placing international students into the forefront of the race towards permanent residency.

5. Resources

 

Though this road may be considered the most expedient way to come to Canada, becoming an international student is a high-priced choice as tuition fees are usually twice the amount of what domestic students in Canada are paying. On top of that, accommodation costs and other cost of living expenses for the duration of the program are likewise among the key financial costs that an international student must very well arrange for.

 

The decision to take on this path should be taken with caution and very thorough preparation. But for those ultimately aiming to stay permanently in Canada, Canadian government has placed substantial focus and made it easy for international students to immigrate permanently after graduation, making it all worth the journey. AJ Law LLP or our Filipino Lawyer provides immigration advice specifically modified for Filipinos wanting to pursue this pathway. We have a Filipino immigration lawyer ready to provide assessment and guide prospective students every step of the way.

Call us at (+1) 416-409-5991 and we would be happy to help you achieve your Canadian immigration dreams.