The number of international students studying in Canada is over 450,000, a figure that is constantly growing. Many of these students are choosing Canada over other developed countries because of certain advantages that studying in Canada can bring.
Individuals who study in Canada receive a top-quality and internationally-respected education, preparing them for professional pursuits in Canada or abroad.
Yet, the cost of tuition and living fees in Canada are generally lower than in other developed countries.
One of the major advantages of making the decision to study in Canada is that graduates have access to a Post-Graduation Work Permit on completion of their studies in Canada. Post-Graduation Work Permits allow certain individuals who have studied in Canada to stay and work under an open work permit for up to three years, allowing them to enter the Canadian workforce and gain valuable Canadian work experience that may help them to immigrate permanently.
Canada wants international students who complete their studies in Canada to form a large portion of the next generation of permanent residents. The following programs give international students this opportunity:
This program allows those with Canadian study or work experience to immigrate permanently to Canada.
Canada’s provinces have specific programs that allow graduates to immigrate permanently.
This program allows those with Quebec study or work experience to immigrate permanently to Quebec as permanent residents of Canada.