More International Students are choosing Canada as their place of study for post-secondary education than the United Kingdom (UK), according to some recent findings by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
In contrast to the tightened immigration rules in the UK, the new Canadian government has raised the overall target levels for immigration and further simplified the process for international graduates of Canadian post-secondary institutions.
After graduation, international students can apply for permanent residency under one of the many immigration programs offered in Canada. For example, they can be nominated under the BC Provincial Nominal Program provided they have an offer of employment after the end of their studies. Depending on the amount of work experience and education degree, international students can also apply under Federal Skilled Worker Program or Canadian Experience Class (CEC). They are placed in the Express Entry candidate pool, where points will be allocated to each individual and ranked under a comprehensive set of criteria to prioritize permanent residence applications. After international students become permanent resident for a certain period of time, they can then apply to become a Canadian citizen.
For more information about education and living opportunities in Canada, you are invited to come speak with our immigration lawyers at the Deer Lake Law Group. Contact us today to book your initial consultation and personalized assessment of your studying and immigration possibilities.