Permanent Residence for International Students
There are numerous options for international students who wish to obtain permanent
residence in Canada. Recently, Canada changed its rules to enable international
students to easily obtain Work Permits and permanent residence. We encourage any
international student who wants to remain in Canada to contact us and we will provide
you a free initial consultation regarding the options and opportunity to stay in
Below are some of the best options for international students who wish to remain
in Canada permanently. We offer one-on-one personal consultations and help international
students find the right school and programs. We provide valuable long-term strategic
planning to ensure international students are professionally advised and represented
throughout the process. We offer a wide range of services including arranging work
permits and job placements. We make sure our clients get good jobs and embark on
valuable and rewarding careers in Canada. We understand the complexities and have
extensive experience and expertise to ensure our clients are successful.
In order to quickly obtain Canadian Permanent Residence, applicants usually need
some skilled-level work experience, while we help you to find the appropriate school
- Canadian Experience Class (Permanent Residence in only 6 months!)
Foreign graduates from a Canadian post-secondary institution (who have studied for
at least two years) with at least one year of full-time (or equivalent) skilled
work experience in Canada may qualify under this class. The entire processing time
can be as little as six months.
- International Students with One Year of Canadian studies and 67 points
Foreign students with at least 12 months studying or working experience in Canada
can qualify for permanent residence if they obtain at least 67 points.
- Provincial Immigration Programs for Students
Many provinces now have special immigration programs that enable international students
to obtain permanent residence quickly and easily. (See the chart below for more
- Immigration for Students who are Dependents on their Parent’s Applications
Students may be eligible to immigrate as dependents on their parent’s applications.
Parents may qualify as Investors or other programs. (A “dependent” is under 22 or
over 22 and attending school full-time.) Parents can easily contact us for a free
evaluation and consultation regarding their eligibility to immigrate to Canada with
Immigration Through Employment In Canada
Job Placement Services Using Our Revolutionary Video Resume Employment System
Getting a job in Canada can be the ticket to staying in Canada permanently. We can
help international students find good jobs and start new careers in Canada. Our
proprietary Video Resume System gets job seekers seen and hired by top Canadian
employers. We have extensive experience and a remarkable track record helping foreign
workers get good jobs in Canada. We professionally package our clients and effectively
market them extensively to employers across Canada. We prepare and train our clients
to get the right jobs and stay employed. Here are some options:
- Internship Work Permits for Work-Study Co-op Programs
Students can participate in a co-op work placement program if it is “an integral
component of their program of study.” Co-op work terms cannot constitute more than
50% of the intended program of study.
- Post-Graduate Work Permits
Students can now get up to a three-year post-grad Work Permit which enables them
to get the experience necessary to qualify and obtain permanent residence in Canada.
The post-grad work cannot be longer than the period of study.
Students must have studied full time for the eight (8) months preceding the completion
of their program of studies. The post-grad Work Permit may last up to three (3)
years, but no longer than the period of study.
The student must graduate from a qualifying school:
- A public post-secondary institution, such as a college, university or CEGEP (in
Quebec), or a private post-secondary institution that operates under the same rules
and regulations as a public one and receives at least 50% of its financing for its
overall operations from government grants (currently only private college-level
educational institutions in Quebec qualify), or;
- A Canadian private institution authorized by provincial statute to confer degrees.
You must apply for a Work Permit within 90 days of receiving written confirmation
(for example, a transcript or an official letter) from your institution indicating
that you have met the requirements for completing your academic program. > See list
of qualifying schools
- New Work Permits after Post-Graduate Work Permits Expire
It’s now much easier for international students to get a new Work Permit after their
Post-Grad Work Permit expires, allowing them to stay working in Canada for extended
periods – usually leading to permanent residence.
Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)
Certain provinces offer Permanent Residence through Provincial Nominee Programs
(PNPs). The criteria can vary, but essentially all PNPs require students to have
graduated from a recognized, post-secondary educational institution in Canada; worked
under a Work Permit for a certain period of time for an employer in their respective
province; and be offered a full-time permanent job from an employer that may or
may not be related to the applicant’s field of study. In all cases, the applicant
must intend to live, work and establish his/her career in the respective province.
Provinces with Programs Enabling International Students to Get Permanent Residence
|BRITISH COLUMBIA||1 academic year||required||Diploma must be in areas such as science, engineering, computers; must attain 70% grades and provide a reference; eligible jobs in NOC levels 0, A, and B|
|ALBERTA||2 years undergraduate or 1 year graduate level||6 months||required||Job offer must be related to applicant's field of study|
|SASKATCHEWAN||1 academic year||6 months||required|
|MANITOBA||1 academic year||6 months||required||Job offer must be related to applicant's field of study|
|ONTARIO||2-year diploma or degree; or 1-year post-grad degree/certificate must complete min. half of studies in Canada||do not need to have any previous work experience||Job in management, profession or skilled trades (NOC 0, A or B); does not have to be related to field of study||Program is employer-driven; employer must be pre-screened and occupation approved|
|QUEBEC||Diploma equal to QC secondary school; CAQ (Québec Acceptance Certificate)||Employment offer||Apply 12 mth before graduating; adequate French|
|NEWFOUNDLAND||Two-year diploma or degree; or one-year post-graduate degree; must complete at least half of studies in Canada||6 months||Required, related to field of study|
Immigration Through Investment in Canada
Investor Immigration for Wealthy Families
Parents of international students may qualify for permanent residence as Canadian
Investors and obtain permanent residence for their whole families by buying, starting
or investing businesses in Canada. We offer a wide range of options for business
people and provide a comprehensive range of solutions including citizenship and