As a recognized leader in education and quality of life, Canada continues to attract a significant number of international students seeking to further their academic and professional pursuits. Each year, over 100,000 students from around the world choose Canada as their study destination, taking advantage of its diverse range of educational opportunities and excellent job prospects.
The International Student Program administered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada has undergone recent modifications. In accordance with these changes, international students are now eligible to engage in part-time work, limited to a maximum of 20 hours per week, without the requirement of a work permit. This presents students with valuable opportunities to gain firsthand experience with Canadian culture, as well as the possibility to work both on and off campus.
In order to secure a student visa for Canada, the following eligibility criteria must be met by the applicant:
Upon completion of their program of study, international students are eligible to receive a Graduate Work Permit valid for a minimum of one year and a maximum of three years.
International students who have completed their studies in Canada may choose to pursue permanent residency. Further information on this process can be found in the "Immigration" section of the relevant government website.