Canada, as a country, offers lots of immigration options for students planning to enroll for a program in any of its institutions for a minimum of two years. Though students with previous academic qualifications and international students who have certified skills in any of its institutions still tend to have upper hand in admission requirements, as Canadian employers and philanthropists find them more attractive, because of the quality of education Canadian schools provide.
Applying for a dual intent in Canada is possible. That is, you can forward an application for both temporary and permanent residency (work and study) in Canada. Dual intent allows the student to apply for permanent residency, while also securing their temporary study permit, which makes Canada a more suitable and attractive place to study.
Several programs offer Canada permanent residency for students after they have completed their (first) degree. Some of them include:
- Quebec Experience Class
This application is only open to international students who have completed a study in Quebec and completed a CEGEP, vocational, Bachelor’s or postgraduate degree and who have intermediate proficiency in the French Language, without any work experience before the application.
- Canadian Experience Class
Qualifications for this scheme requires the applicant (international student) to have undergone a minimum of two years full-time program in an accredited post-secondary school in Canada and must be certified in the field of study. The international student must have also worked for not more than 12 months in a full-time, skilled position. The work experience must be obtained after graduating from the program and field of study, and unpaid internship placements cannot count during the work experience.
- Provincial Nomination Programs
Provinces in Canada such as British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Alberta, Nova Scotia, and many more all have different programs available for international students to apply. Most likely, these programs are more open to students who graduated from a Canadian post-secondary program. What’s more, most of the provincial nomination programs also require you to have a working experience or job offer in the province where the degree was obtained, while some may not. In the meanwhile, the program may offer some advantages over others in that applicants have the chance to receive their permanent residency faster than others