Permanent Residence for International Students in Canada
We support applications for Permanent Residence for International Students in Canada
Below are some of the best options for international students who wish to remain in Canada permanently. We offer one-on-one personal consultations and help international students find the right school and programs. We provide valuable long-term strategic planning to ensure international students are professionally advised and represented throughout the process. We offer a wide range of services including arranging work permits and job placements. We make sure our clients get good jobs and embark on valuable and rewarding careers in Canada. We understand the complexities and have extensive experience and expertise to ensure our clients are successful.
In order to quickly obtain Canadian Permanent Residence, applicants usually need some skilled-level work experience, while we help you to find the appropriate school programs.
Students can now get up to a three-year post-grad Work Permit which enables them to get the experience necessary to qualify and obtain permanent residence in Canada. The post-grad work cannot be longer than the period of study. Students must have studied full time for the eight (8) months preceding the completion of their program of studies. The post-grad Work Permit may last up to three (3) years, but no longer than the period of study. The student must graduate from a qualifying school:
A public post-secondary institution, such as a college, university or CEGEP (in Quebec), or a private post-secondary institution that operates under the same rules and regulations as a public one and receives at least 50% of its financing for its overall operations from government grants (currently only private college-level educational institutions in Quebec qualify), or;
A Canadian private institution authorized by provincial statute to confer degrees. You must apply for a Work Permit within 90 days of receiving written confirmation (for example, a transcript or an official letter) from your institution indicating that you have met the requirements for completing your academic program.
New Work Permits after Post-Graduate Work Permits Expire
It’s now much easier for international students to get a new Work Permit after their Post-Grad Work Permit expires, allowing them to stay working in Canada for extended periods – usually leading to permanent residence.
Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)
Certain provinces offer Permanent Residence through Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). The criteria can vary, but essentially all PNPs require students to have graduated from a recognized, post-secondary educational institution in Canada; worked under a Work Permit for a certain period of time for an employer in their respective province; and be offered a full-time permanent job from an employer that may or may not be related to the applicant’s field of study. In all cases, the applicant must intend to live, work and establish his/her career in the respective province.
Provinces with Programs Enabling International Students to Get Permanent Residence
|PROVINCE||MINIMUM STUDY TIME TO BE ELIGIBLE||Minimum WORKING Time to be Eligible||Permanent, Full-Time Job Offer from Employer||Notes|
|BRITISH COLUMBIA||1 academic year||None||required||Diploma must be in areas such as science, engineering, computers; must attain 70% grades and provide a reference; eligible jobs in NOC levels 0, A, and B|
|ALBERTA||2 years undergraduate or 1 year graduate level||6 months||required||Job offer must be related to applicant’s field of study|
|SASKATCHEWAN||1 academic year||6 months||required||Job offer must be related to applicant’s field of study|
|MANITOBA||1 academic year||6 months||required||Job offer must be related to applicant’s field of study|
|ONTARIO||2-year diploma or degree; or 1-year post-grad degree/certificate must complete min. half of studies in Canada||do not need to have any previous work experience||Job in management, profession or skilled trades (NOC 0, A or B); does not have to be related to field of study||Program is employer-driven; employer must be pre-screened and occupation approved|
|QUEBEC||Diploma equal to QC secondary school; CAQ (Québec Acceptance Certificate)||None||None||Apply 12 mth before graduating; adequate French|
|NEWFOUNDLAND||Two-year diploma or degree; or one-year post-graduate degree; must complete at least half of studies in Canada||6 months||required||Job offer must be related to applicant’s field of study|