Canada is a popular education hub for many students. The best part is, a student automatically becomes a part of a global alumni network by studying in Canada that a student can tap into at any stage of his career in the future. The cost of living and tuition fees for international students are generally lower than in other countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom. Canada has a great possibility of Permanent Residency after study.
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International Students studying in Canada can work for 20 hours per week and full time during Public holidays or Vacations. Dependents (spouse / partner) of student can work full time. Some Canadian universities and colleges provide program in which a student can work as part of the course in their related field and also earn credits for it.
Students are eligible for a Post Study work permit for a period of 3 years if the study program is for a minimum period of 2 years. Otherwise the work permit is for a period same as the duration of the course. International students who have graduated from a course in Canada would gain points under the Skilled Migrant Category and may lead the path for applying for PR.
Getting Your Visa
Processing time for visa is about 1 to 2 weeks. To get a student visa, you will have to prove that you have enough finances to pay for living expenses, education costs and travel for your course. Under the new SPP visa rules students have to pay 1st Semester fee in advance to the Canadian college. Usually there is no visa interview.
In case a student does not opt for SPP program then the usual visa process will apply. In this complete documentation and financial proof for remaining fee and one year living expenses is required.
After completing 1 year of open work permit, candidates are eligible to apply for permanent residency for Canada under various immigration programs.