Canada Student Visa

There are many reasons why more than 400,000 International Students chose to live and study in Canada each year. Canada has high academic standards. This will ensure that you will be earning a high-quality education experience.  It will provide introductions and open many doors to an excellent future and career advancement.  A Canadian degree, diploma or certificate is highly respected around the world and often recognized as equivalent to programs in the United States and countries in the Commonwealth.

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Student Direct Stream

Canada provides expedited Study Permit processing for international students from key Asian markets via the Student Direct Stream.The SDS, launched in 2018, now includes applicants from China, India, Vietnam, The Philippines, Pakistan, Senegal and Morocco.

Work and Study in Canada

You can gain valuable work experience and supplement your spending allowance with part-time student jobs for international students. While you must supply sufficient evidence that you can pay for your tuition and living expenses before you arrive in Canada, there are a number of work permit programs for international students and their spouses/common law partners that make working in Canada possible.


Internships and Co-op Programs

If you are looking to gain valuable international work experience while you attend school in Canada, internship program might be right for you. Many Canadian colleges and universities offer internship work programs to enhance the academic curriculum with real world industry experience.

On-Campus Work

Full-time, post-secondary students may work without a work permit on the campus of the school at which they study. The work permit exemption is valid as long as the student continues to hold a valid study permit and continues to study at the school. An exemption also applies to students who are working as teaching assistants or research assistants.


Off-Campus Work

Some foreign students may work off campus without a work permit in Canada for up to 20 hours a week during a regular academic semester. These students may also work full time during scheduled breaks such as summer/winter holidays and reading week.

Work After Graduation

There are many options available to you after you have completed your study in Canada program.

(A)Continue your study in Canada experience and pursue advanced degrees

(B)Return home with a Canadian degree, diploma or certificate and work experience which is highly respected around the world

(C) Get more work experience in Canada


Postgraduation Work Permit

Canada has made important changes to the Post-Graduation Work Permit related to the coronavirus outbreak. A Postgraduation Work Permit gives international students the chance to work after graduation by granting a Canada Work Permit for up to three years. The PGWP is exempt from Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) requirements. A candidate must have attended a recognized post-secondary school, or a secondary school that offers qualifying programs, for at least eight months.