Canada: Tips for foreign students getting study permits

Ahmed Moawad - | World

There will be a maximum of 360,000 student visas available to foreign nationals studying in Canada in 2024, according to a recent announcement by the Canadian government.

The government said that these study permits for international students are allocated to specific provinces and colleges, according to official reports issued by the Canadian government.

How to enhance the chances of accepting study permits for foreign international students in Canada

Co-Founder and Director of Collegify, Adarsh Khandelwal, explained that to enhance their chances of admission, international students should focus on top colleges, and be careful to build strong and distinguished academic and external profiles.

Each province grants a limited number of study licenses

Each province in Canada will also be granted a specific number of study permits for international and foreign students based on the size of its population.

The federal government allows each province and grants it the opportunity to be allocated among the universities allowed to accept foreign students.

Choose the main campus

According to Collegify's co-founder and director, it is always better to choose the main campus rather than a distant college.

Given the recent remarks made by Canadian Immigration Minister Miller regarding the security of the system, it is imperative that international students select institutions with a demonstrated dedication to education and dependability.

The IRCC has revised the requirements for Post-Graduation Work Permits, following the recent decreases in the maximum restrictions for study permits.

In September 2024, the eligibility requirement will be lifted for international students enrolled in programs that have curriculum licensing agreements. The goal here is to make private universities' supervision processes easier.

3-year work permits for master’s and postgraduates

Furthermore, graduates of Master's and short postgraduate programs are now only eligible for a three-year work permit.

The IRCC will shortly give more information on work permits available to spouses of overseas students, which are limited to Master's and PhD programs. Others are not included. "This dramatically changes Canada's immigrant-friendly image," adds Khandelwal.

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