WHY THE CHANGE?
• These new rules reduce the possibility for deception or misuse of the program, while also safeguarding Canada's international reputation for its excellent education.
WHAT ARE THESE NEW RULES?
• The CIC now limits the issuance of study permits to applicants who will be studying at adesignated learning institution
• Requires students to actively pursue their studies while in Canada
• Allows full-time international students enrolled at designated institutions to work part-time off campus and full-time during scheduled school breaks without a work permit.
WHAT MUST A STUDENT PROVE?
• The student must show enough money to pay for tuition fees, living expenses, and for return transportation.
• The student must also be a law-abiding citizen with no criminal record, must not be a risk to the security of Canada, must be in good health and willing to undergo a medical examination
• A student may also have to assure an immigration officer that he or she will leave Canada at the end of his or her authorized stay.
IMPORTANT THINGS FOR YOU TO KNOW:
• Under the new rules, your study permit will become invalid 90 days after you have completed your study program.
• If you switch to a shorter-term program or finish your studies early, your study permit will expire 90 days after your study program has been completed
• Your program is considered complete when you receive written notification of program completion
• These rules apply to those individuals who applied for a study permit on or after June 1, 2014.
WHY SHOULD YOU STUDY IN CANADA?
• Canada has low international tuition fees, accommodations and other living expenses
• For years, Canada has been known for its world renowned education and opportunities to succeed
• Canada allows you to work while enrolled in an academic program
- work on campus
- work off campus
- work as a co-or intern
• Canada also has a post-graduate work permit program, which enables you to receive a work permit to stay in Canada for a period of time at the conclusion of your academic program
• Post graduate work permits can lead to permanent residency. To learn more about PGWPs click here! and to determine your own eligibility check out these requirements.
WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU:
• Help you more thoroughly determine your eligibility to study in Canada
• Make this process easier for you, by guiding you through the new requirements and application process
• Create an application for you that will allow a seamless transition into Canada and your new academic career!
For more information on these new regulations or on study permits in general, please contact us today!