Canadian universities consistently rank among the best in the world, while Canada is continually rated one of the best countries in the world in which to live. Students studying in Canada invariably return home academically strong, with fond memories of their student years.
Canada actively seeks to retain its international graduates and provide a clear path to permanent residence. Students come from all over the world to study in Canada, and many stay on to work and live and raise a family after. In Canada, international graduates receive a post-graduate work permit up to 3 years in length.
New rules to reduce the potential for fraud or misuse of the program, protect Canada’s international reputation for high-quality education and improve the services available to genuine students came into force on June 1, 2014. The new rules:
- limit the issuance of study permits to applicants who will be studying at a designated learning institution (DLI), including institutions that are designated by provinces and territories on the basis of meeting minimum standards;
- require students to actively pursue their studies while in Canada; and
- allow full-time international students enrolled at designated institutions in certain programs to work part-time off campus and full-time during scheduled school breaks without a work permit.
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