Canada is one of the most preferred destinations for international students. According to the Canadian Bureau for International Education, a total of 621,565 international students were in Canada at all study levels at the end of 2021. Every year, Canada welcomes hundreds of thousands of international students from around the globe. Some of the reasons to study in Canada include a high standard of living, flexible and quality education options, diverse and inclusive environment, affordable education, long-term return on investment. As per the U.S. News & World Report 2022, Canada ranks at the 3rd place globally for the best quality of life.
Before you set to begin your preparation for studying in Canada, here are some facts that you must know.
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Student visa is a kind of official document issued to students to help them enter different countries and pursue education. It is a type of non-immigrant visa and any prospective student who wants to pursue higher education in another country should get a student visa for that country. A student visa is a must to study aboard.
It is a multiple entry visa and remains valid till the time of completion of your study abroad.
Type - Study
The study permit is a document issued that allows foreign nationals to study at designated learning institutions (DLI) in Canada. Most foreign nationals need a study permit to study in Canada. Your study permit is not a visa. It doesn’t let you enter Canada. You may also need a visitor visa or an electronic travel authorization (eTA).
Type - Work
The post-graduation work permit allows students who have graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution to gain valuable Canadian work experience. You may be eligible for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP) if you graduated from a designated learning institution (DLI) and want to stay in Canada temporarily to work. If your program was less than 8 months you aren’t eligible for a PGWP. If your program was more than 8 months but less than 2 years you may be given a PGWP that’s valid for up to the same length as your study program. If your program was 2 years or more you may get a PGWP that’s valid for 3 years. If you completed more than 1 program you may be able to get a PGWP that combines the length of each program. Each of the programs you completed must be PGWP-eligible and at least 8 months in length.
Type - Work A Canadian work permit is the permission to take a job within Canada if you are from a foreign country. You usually need a work permit to work in Canada.
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