More than 100,000 students come to Canada for continuing their studies. The Canadian curriculum is recognized everywhere in the world. The Student Visa allows a foreign person to study a certain program for a specific time at a specific institution. For a number of students from foreign countries who do not possess sufficient English or French language skill, there are a number of English/French language programs that help them to upgrade to a competitive level.
There are certain requirements for foreign students for applying for study permits. Immigration officers usually look at many factors before taking a decision.
Students wishing to study in Canada must
present a letter of acceptance from the educational institution where they intend to study,
demonstrate that they are able to pay the tuition fees for the program of studies, financially support themselves and any family members who are with them during their period of study and cover the transportation cost for themselves and any family member accompanying to and from Canada,
If required, pass a CIC medical examination.
They must satisfy the immigration officer that
They are not inadmissible to Canada and
They will leave Canada when their student visa expires.
The holder of a student visa may be allowed to work in campus, off campus or in co-op programs. Foreign students may apply for work permit after they graduate so they can stay and work in Canada.
In an effort to increase the global competitiveness of Canada by attracting and retaining more international students to its schools, international students at public post-secondary institutions will now be able to work off-campus while completing their studies so that they can gain work experience, get a feel for the Canadian labour market and gain a wider understanding of Canadian society. In addition, students on study permits will now be able to work for two years, rather than one year, after their graduation. This second initiative will apply outside Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver to help spread the benefits of immigration to more of Canada’s regions. The Government of Canada is investing $10 million a year for five years to support this announcement.
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