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From Student to Permanent Residency

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Study In Beautiful Surroundings

You’ve decided to study in Canada because it is a beautiful country and there are many excellent universities and colleges.

Stay Here: A Natural Stepping-stone

Completed your studies and want to stay here? You can stay because of a fantastic post graduation program! A Post Graduate Work Permit is issued to graduates of Canadian colleges and universities. And work experience can lead to Permanent Residency. A natural stepping-stone to qualifying for Permanent Residency!

Steps to Permanent Residency

Step 1 – Study at an eligible school and graduate.

Step 2 – A Post Graduate Work Permit allows you to stay here for up to 3 years and get work

experience. A paid co-op also accumulates work time.

Step 3 – Enter the Canadian Experience Class Program.

Basic requirements

Lived in Canada during the time your work permit or study permit was valid

Have at least 1 year of full-time or equivalent part-time work experience in an eligible field; you can stay here for 3 years to complete this work.

Optional: use paid co-op work towards work experience.

Have the required level of English or French language ability. As an added bonus you will keep learning English on the job!

PhD students transition to permanent residency through the Federal Skilled Worker Program and the student stream of the Provincial Nominee Program.

Make it a summer holiday, working and traveling!

You can work full time between school terms. Learn English and make connections outside of school while earning money!

No work permit is required.

This work experience is not counted towards eligibility for the Canadian Experience Class program. You will still need to work after school and earn 1 year of work experience.

Earn money while you are attending school

You are eligible to work up to 20 hours per week while you are attending school. And you can work full time during school holidays.

This work experience is not counted towards eligibility for the Canadian Experience Class program. You will still need to work after school to earn 1 year of work experience.

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