Making the decision to study in Canada may just be the smartest decision you ever make. Canadian students gain many advantages. Low tuition. High-quality institutions in safe, clean, culturally-rich cities. Incredible employment options during and after the study period. And a clear-cut pathway to permanent residency should you desire it.
CIP is here to help you take advantage of everything the Canadian Study Permit has to offer. You’ll be amazed by just how generous this permit is, allowing you to experience just about everything that Canada has to offer.
While studying in Canada
Students in Canada can work off-campus, renew or change their Study Permit, if required, bring their spouse or common-law partner to Canada with an Open Work Permit, and have friends and family visit Canada.
Work while studying
A valid Canada Study Permit grants international students in Canada the right to work off-campus, under certain conditions.
Renew or change a Study Permit
Over the course of their time studying in Canada, many international students may need to renew or change their Study Permit. Reasons for this may include changing program, faculty, or institution, or needing additional time to complete a study program in Canada.
Get an Open Work Permit for your spouse or common-law partner
A major advantage that international students in Canada have is that their spouse or common-law partner can also come to Canada on an Open Work Permit. This allows couples in a relationship to remain in close proximity, and gives spouses and common-law partners a vital entry into the Canadian labour market.
Have your family and friends visit Canada
Over recent years, Canada has issued an ever-increasing number of visitor visas. For international students in Canada and their families and close friends, this presents an opportunity to maintain contact with loved ones while exploring all that Canada has to offer.
On completion of your studies in Canada
Upon completion of a study program in Canada, international students can get a Post-Graduation Work Permit and, ultimately, obtain Canadian permanent resident status.
Obtain a Post-Graduation Work Permit
International students in Canada who are interested in seeking permanent residence once they have completed their studies may take advantage of the opportunity to obtain a Post-Graduation Work Permit. These work permits are issued for up to three years, and allow ambitious graduates to gain Canadian professional work experience.
Immigrate to Canada permanently
Studying in Canada is a pathway to permanent residence and, ultimately, Canadian citizenship, if desired. Individuals with a Canadian degree and Canadian work experience are in a wonderful position to eventually apply for Canadian immigration, either through the Canadian Experience Class, Quebec Experience Class, one of the Provincial Nominee Programs, or a Skilled Worker Program.
Don’t miss your opportunity!
As generous as the Canadian Study Permit is, it’s not a guaranteed right, even if you’ve been admitted to a Canadian University. Gaining permission to study in Canada is a complex legal process. Make sure you are working with experts who know the Canadian immigration system inside and out. Contact CIP to seize your opportunities today.