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Study in Canada

Canada is a global leader in providing educational and immigration opportunities to international students! It’s easy to understand why so many international students choose to call Canada their home; Canadian schools offer quality education with affordable tuition rates in a country which boasts one of the highest rates of international student satisfaction in the world!

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95% of international students recommend Canada as a study destination!

Many international students come to Canada for its educational opportunities. Canadian schools are ranked among the top in the world with research industries trailblazing the fields of business, engineering, healthcare, technology and more! Beyond the quality of the education, Canada is a playground of multiculturalism with Canadian learning institutions not merely tolerating cultural diversity, but celebrating it! Any student experience in Canada, international or not, is sure to offer rich insight and appreciation for other cultures.

Studying in Canada also paves the way for international students to achieve permanent Canadian immigration! After completing studies in Canada, foreign nationals can become eligible for a number of immigration pathways, including post-graduation work permits, provincial nominee programs, even fast-tracked permanent resident status. Anyone serious about immigration in Canada should consider whether becoming a Canadian international student could be the best first step!

Canadim’s International Student Program

If you want to immigrate to Canada permanently, coming as an international student is a practical first step on your journey. From choosing a school, to applying for a study permit, the Canadim Team is here to help you keep it simple!

International Student Program

At Canadim, we offer our unique International Student Program which will support you through every step of the process to becoming an international student in Canada. Every one of our International Student Program clients is paired with an Educational Counsellor who has been trained in the landscape of Canadian higher education and immigration in Canada.

With so many programs and possibilities for studies in Canada, it can be confusing to find the best fit for you. At Canadim, your Educational Counsellor will get to know your needs, your goals, and your dreams in Canada, ensuring that we can find the best fit for you!

Become an International Student

Every year, hundreds of thousands of international students attend schools in Canada. Across the board, international students have great experiences, gaining valuable education and job skills training. Many international students have such an incredible time during their studies, that they choose to make Canada their permanent home! However, becoming an international student in a foreign country can be confusing and stressful. There is a lot to understand about Canada’s education system and a process newcomers have to go through to register for school and get a study permit. Thankfully, we’ve put together a few resources to help you better understand how to become an international student in Canada.

Designated Learning Institutions

In order to study in Canada, an international student must be attending a designated learning institution (DLI). Not all schools in Canada are designated, so make sure you consult our DLI resource prior to applying for a Canadian school.

Levels of Study

Those wishing to study in Canada have to understand the various levels of education. Otherwise, how will you be able to select a study program that fits your needs? Canada has a complex education system, including elementary, secondary and post-secondary education. Learn more about Canada’s levels of study and find out what best suits your needs!

Acceptance Letter

One of the key requirements for a study permit application, is a letter of acceptance. This is a letter from a Canadian educational institution stating that a person has been accepted into a program of study. Find out how you can get your own acceptance letter!

Get Your Study Permits

The study permit application can be intimidating. There are many requirements, from getting your letter of acceptance, to completing the government application, to ensuring that you’ve included all the correct documents. We have designed a resource to help all those who are looking to study in Canada. Read more about how to get your study permits!

Certificat d’acceptation du Quebec (CAQ)

If you want to study in the province of Quebec, there are a few extra steps to getting your study permit. Quebec is unique in the landscape of Canadian immigration because it organizes its own independent immigration policies. For international students, if you want to study in Quebec, first you have to obtain a Certificat d’acceptation du Quebec (CAQ). This is a legal document authorizing you to study in the province. Learn more about CAQs and how to get one!

Refusals and Appeals

It is not uncommon for a study permit application to be refused. If an application is missing information or if an immigration officer decides the applicant does not meet the program requirements, the application will be refused. Thankfully, a study permit refusal does not have to be the end of the road. Find out what to do if your application is refused and if you can appeal the decision.

Live as a Student in Canada

International students tell amazing stories of their experiences studying in Canada. Most Canadian schools have departments designed to help international students with settling in. Finding housing, navigating public transit, applying for health insurance, and even preparing for the cold winter months, international students can expect to receive lots of support from their new community in Canada. With your Canadian study permit, you will be authorized to work part-time while you’re studying! This may help you to cover tuition fees and the cost of living.

As well, if you apply with your spouse or common-law partner, they may be eligible to apply for an open work permit, allowing them to work full-time in Canada while you are studying. If you have minor children, they will be automatically eligible to study at a Canadian school. If your program of study is taking longer than expected or if you change schools or programs, you may be required to update your student permit. Whatever the case may be, the Canadim Team can advise you on what you need to do to maintain status in Canada.

Study & Immigrate to Canada FAQ

Can I work while I am studying in Canada?

Yes! A Canadian study permit allows you to work part-time (maximum 20 hours per week) while you study in Canada.

Can I stay in Canada and immigrate permanently after I am a student?

Immediately after you finish studying you will be eligible to apply for a post-graduation work permit which allows you to stay in Canada and work. With a sufficient combination of Canadian education and Canadian skilled work experience, you can become eligible to apply for permanent residence. Completing studies in Canada does not guarantee Canadian permanent residence, but it greatly increases your eligibility!

With a Canadian educational credential, you will improve your competitiveness in Canada’s Express Entry immigration system and you may even be eligible to apply directly to a Provincial Nomination Program. Once you obtain skilled work experience in Canada, you may also become eligible to apply for permanent residence directly to the Canadian Experience Class program.

Can I bring my family with me while I study?

Applying with your spouse and children may impact the approval or disapproval of your study permit application. This depends on a number of factors and should be discussed with a professional before applying. Your Educational Counsellor will work with you closely to determine the choice which will give you the best possible chance of receiving your study permit. If your family does accompany you, your spouse will be eligible for an open work permit, authorizing them to work full-time in Canada while you are studying. If you have minor children, they will be eligible to study at a Canadian public school.

How can I find out if I am eligible?

To find out if you are eligible to attend school in Canada as an international student, please complete our free student assessment. One of our dedicated Educational Counsellors will contact you to discuss your study options!

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