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Study visa

Studying abroad and that’s your Plan, Canada should be at the top of your list.

Over the past decade, Canada’s international student migration continues to grow. Canada has an excellent world reputation with other countries. It is a peaceful country and has a democratic society. It is full of incredible outdoor wonders and is famous for its natural beauty. This is still not the best part. Students from all other countries choose Canada for its high quality of education. International students in Canada get the best exposure throughout their educational career. Canada is a fantasy for some understudies around the world, and we are here to get it going.

There are other many reasons why more than 200,000 International Students chose to live and study in Canada each year. Here are some top reasons to choose Canada :

  • High quality of education

    Canada has high academic standards. You will be earning a high-quality education experience. This academic experience will help you open many doors to an excellent future and career advancement. A Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is highly valued across the world and often recognized as equivalent to programs in the United States and other countries in the Commonwealth. Canadian colleges and universities turn out incredibly talented graduates every year.

  • Work while studying

    As a student in Canada, you can earn while you learn. Canada government allows you to pay your university or college fees all while your study goes on. A typical student can work up to 20 hours a week and during college breaks he or she can work full time (40 hours a week) . Students get the minimum wages stipulated by each province. This will help students to find the future tuition fee and cover their living cost. This is one among the top reasons to study in Canada.

  • Lower Tuition Fee

    As an international student you might be paying more than a Canadian for the same course, but less costly when compared with other English-speaking countries such as the United States, Australia or the United Kingdom. The quality of education experience and the standard of living in Canada are amongst the highest in the world. When we compare the academic experience and the stay back period after the study in Canada with other countries, the opportunity to obtain a permanent resident status is very high. Also tuition fees for international students are lower and cheaper in Canada.

  • Multiculturalism

    People of Canada are enormously sociable and friendly. Everyone can feel that Canada is a right home for those who are coming from different parts of the world. The multicultural environment in Canada promotes friendliness and peaceful living like no other country. The multicultural environment gives students an opportunity to interact with people of all backgrounds and cultures.

  • Job opportunities and gain Canadian experience

    Canada is one of the few nations that offer Work Permits (PGWP) to students who have graduated from Canadian Universities and have obtained a Canadian degree. Work permit – PGWP allows you to work for any employer in Canada for full time and in any location. This program allows you the flexibility to change employers and gather even more crucial work experience that you can pull into your Canadian permanent residence application. PGWP allows international students to work in Canada for up to 3 years!.

  • You Can Bring your Family

    Life becomes beautiful when your life partner is with you. Canada allows you to bring your spouse or common-law partner with you or during your studies on an Open work permit and bring your kids too. You can send your kids to any of Canada’s public elementary or secondary schools without the need of a study permit. Cheers...!

  • Higher chance to become a Permanent Resident

    Being an international Student meeting the immigrations conditions can become a permanent resident of Canada. Permanent residence, it’s the right to live and work in Canada, while enjoying public health and social benefits in your whole life. international students who want to obtain permanent residence status can submit their application under Canadian experience Class. Canadian study and work experience you have now, and with further development on your language skills, will be a bonus on your application.


How is the application process for a Canadian Study Permit?

The study permit is a document issued at the port of entry (POE) that allows foreign nationals to study at designated learning institutions (DLI) in Canada. Most of the foreign nationals need a valid study permit to study in Canada. You have to apply first to a designated learning institute to get a Letter of admission or acceptance. Once you are accepted to any college or university, you may proceed to apply for a study permit with your LOA and other relevant documents. Your application itself, you will be required to submit certain documents and meet all the requirements set by the Canadian government.

Stages in obtaining your Canadian study permit:

Check your eligibility:

First of all, you have to meet the eligibility requirements for a Canadian study permit. Once you find you are eligible You can apply for a student visa in Canada. The important eligibility criteria as follows:

  • You have been accepted by a designated learning institute (DLI).
  • You need to prove that you have solid funds to pay for your tuition fee and living expenses.
  • Enough proof to convince the authorities that you will leave Canada after the study time period.
  • Documents to prove that you have a clean background and no criminal record (Police clearance certificate).
  • Produce medical certificates that proves you are in good health.
  • Valid passport and English language proficiency score.

Prepare your application and submit to IRCC

If you meet all the eligibility requirements mentioned above, then you can start to prepare for your study permit application. Make sure that you have gathered all documents required from your country. You can submit an application electronically using scanner or electronic copies of documents. If you don't support your application with any of your documents , an immigration officer may call you for an interview or even reject your application. Maple rich has an experienced team for supporting you during all the stages of your documentation.

If your study permit is approved, Cheers...!

Once your Study Permit is approved by IRCC, they will send you a letter usually called a “letter of introduction”. This isn’t your study permit. You need to show this letter to the officer when you arrive in Canada. If you do not receive your Canadian study permit until you arrive at a Canadian Port of Entry (POE) then you need to obtain a Visitor visa for boarding your flight.

How Long the process to get the Study Permit

Once you pay your fees (including your biometrics fee) and submit your application, IRCC will send you a letter that says you need to give your biometrics (if you need to). The letter has how and where you have to do this. You need to bring this letter when you go for your biometrics. You also need to bring your valid passport. You can have up to 30 days to give your biometrics in person. Once IRCC receives your biometrics, then only they will be able to start processing your study permit application. IRCC processes most of the Student direct Stream applications within 20 calendar days after they receive your biometrics and if you meet the eligibility

If your application doesn’t meet the eligibility for the Student Direct Stream , IRCC reviews it as a regular study permit. You won’t get faster processing of your application. In general, the shortest processing time for a study permit is 4-6 weeks, however, some students from certain countries can expect their study permits to be processed in 20 weeks. In addition, depending on the volume of applications received each academic year, study visa processing times can vary.

Student Direct Stream (SDS)

Student direct stream (SDS) is a category of student visa. It is meant to process student visa applications a lot faster compared to the regular student visa stream. Most of the SDS applications get processed within 20 calendar days. You have to be a citizen of the listed countries below to apply under SDS:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • India
  • Morocco
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Senegal
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Vietnam
  • Senegal

Apart from the above requirements you also have to meet certain requirements below to successfully submit an application for student direct stream (SDS).

  • You have an acceptance letter from your Canadian designated institute.
  • You have a guaranteed investment certificate (GIC) of $10,000 (CAN).
  • You have proof you paid your tuition fee, for your first year of study in Canada.
  • You have a clean criminal record.
  • You have your medical exam done.
  • You have your most recent secondary or post-secondary school transcript.
  • You have a language exam done with a score of 6.0 or higher in each skill (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or some other applicable test.
You may be asked to provide additional documents based on your situation and application.

Work while studying in Canada

Do you want to work while you study in Canada? Do you have a spouse or common-law partner who would like to work during your time of study? Yes...! Both of you can work while you study in Canada. Your spouse or common-law partner can work full time with any employer in Canada. When you study in progress and during that time working in Canada can help you to develop business contacts and gain practical experience for the future. Your work experience after your study permits some time help you immigrate to Canada.

Here are the some of ways to work in Canada while you are completing your education:
  • On-campus work

    “On campus” refers to all the buildings on your university or college campus means that you are working in side of your campus. You don’t have any limitation on number of hours that you can work if you are working in On- Campus

  • Off-campus work

    “Off campus” means the parts of your town or city that are not part of the university or college campus means that you are working outside of your campus ie, with in your city or next city. You have the 20-hour limitation in your schedule for a week.

  • Co-op placements

    A co-op placement or program involves working as part of your program of study. You may work on or off campus. It’s a great way to get hands-on professional experience in a Canadian work setting

Generally, international students can work up to 20 hours per week During regular school sessions. However, he she can work for full time (40 hours) During official school breaks, such as the winter and summer holidays or spring break. “Potential international students would be intelligent not to compromise on their Studies in Canada. You can choose either University or College for completing their career goals depends on your eligible backgrounds”

When applying to Canadian universities or colleges, candidates are required to submit an application to the institution or department they are interested in. Program structure and fees are varying between universities and colleges. So it’s first decision to choice whether I want to study at a college or at a university.

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