Until further notice, IRCC confirms to keep applications open for study permit & PGWP applicants. For International Students (Student Direct Stream – SDS): Due to the current pandemic, many international students are facing difficulty to submit complete study permit & PGWP (Post-Graduation Work permit) applications with all the mandatory documents. Hence, IRCC said files of such applicants will not be refused for non-compliance. The COVID-19 situation has led to the closure of some Visa application centres (VACs) and U.S. Application Support Centres. As a result of limited access to IRCC & Service Canada offices, study permit & PGWP applicants may not be able to take biometrics medical examination submit their original travel documents (such as passport) police certificates proof for first-year full payment of fees Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) from the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI), if applicable. Besides, they may not be able to obtain educational transcripts, Language test results due to interrupted courier services. Hence, in such cases, IRCC officers may continue to request additional documents from applicants. While deciding on the application, the officers will send a request letter, allowing the applicant 90 days to respond. Students inside Canada (Study permit extensions): Due to the closure of schools, some international may be unable to obtain and submit a letter of proof of enrollment from their DLI (Designated Learning Institute). Such applicants should submit a letter of explanation indicating that they are unable to submit the requested document due to school closure. Once they receive the required documents, they can submit it using IRCC Webform . Students in Quebec: As a temporary measure, MIFI is by default extending the CAQs validity until December 31, 2020, for all certificates expiring between April 30, 2020, and December 31, 2020. However, this doesn’t apply to CAQ’s expired prior to April 30, 2020. Students applying for study permit extensions with a CAQ expiring between April 30 and December 31, should be issued a study permit valid until December 31, 2020, unless the applicant’s passport expires before this date. Post-Graduation Work permit: Due to school closures, some students may not be able to obtain a letter of completion or final transcript from their DLI. But applicants who are looking for a post-graduation work permit will have to submit a letter of explanation stating that they are unable to submit it due to school closure. However, once these documents.....
Second Program In Canada More than 500 thousand international students immigrate to Canada every year for higher and quality education. And Canada also has been very welcoming to them. It is a pathway to a high standard of living for many. Moreover, these students can gain more benefits from enrolling in a second program in Canada. It opens a door to numerous opportunities that they wouldn’t obtain otherwise. So let us discuss the various benefits of enrolling in a second program here! Top 4 benefits of enrolling in a second program in Canada: 1. Longer post-graduate work permit – Students that are looking to stay longer in Canada should enroll in a second-year program. Because one year of study gives them only one year of post-graduate work permit. Whereas 2-3 years of study can give up to 3 years of PGWP. Most importantly, they get only one opportunity to apply for a PGWP. Hence, they should wisely extend their study plan if past work experience isn’t sufficient. 2. Boost CRS score – Canadian qualification holds a higher weightage for the PR (permanent resident) application. In other words, longer studies allow students to improve their CRS score. As a result, there is a greater possibility of getting selected in the express entry pool. Each additional level of education can earn them anywhere between 15 – 30 CRS points. And the higher the CRS score, the stronger is their PR application. How to check CRS score? You can check CRS score here https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/crs-tool.asp 3. Strengthen your profile – Along with a high CRS score, extending the study also helps them to improve their skill set. Its high quality of education prepares students to excel in this diverse cultural land. Longer studies can upgrade their skills to stay ahead in the competitive race. In addition, skill transferability can gain a maximum of 100 points. 4. Flexibility in switching career – Pursuing 2- 3 or more years of study in Canada can provide students better insights about making a career choice. Due to the exposure to wide career opportunities that help them switch roles or narrow down options. To summarize, getting themselves in a second program is the key to bountiful opportunities in Canada. Furthermore, the extended study gives International students a firm stand in the competitive process and takes them closer to their Canadian PR dream. Are you an international student.....
What is the alternative for IELTS during COVID-19 in Canada? What is the alternative for IELTS during COVID-19? English proficiency test is mandatory for international students aiming to study or work in Canada.But due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, some of these tests have been suspended. For most international students, it can create panic because of the fear of denial or delay in their acceptance from colleges. However, there is no reason to worry. They can take an alternative test for IELTS during COVID-19. It is called as Duolingo test. What is Duolingo test? Similar to IELTS, it is a modern language proficiency platform designed to test the language compatibility of international students in various countries. In order to give an efficient and secured experience, it provides test scores, video interviews, and writing assessment. What are the benefits of this test? – Students can take this test from anywhere, anytime as per convenience. – The test takes an hour to finish and results are available within 48 hours. Are colleges/universities in Canada accepting it? Yes, most colleges and universities across Canada are accepting Duolingo test scores. At this time, duolingo scores are acceptable to meet the English proficiency requirement. Nevertheless, we suggest you to confirm with respective colleges.Also, you can check the list of institutes accepting Duolingo scores here https://englishtest.duolingo.com/institutions What is the required score? The minimum score required by most institutes is between 105 – 114. Other updates about the English language proficiency test during COVID – 19: 1. IELTS- They are launching an online tool to provide a test experience with genuine content. As a result, students can get a real test practice to prepare well for the real tests when the centers open. Meanwhile, keep checking: https://www.ielts.org/news/2020/an-update-from-ielts 2. TOEFL IBT – At this instant, the special home edition test is also available for students that are affected by COVID-19. Furthermore, the test will be conducted and monitored using live examiners and artificial intelligence technology. 3. Besides this, students can wait for the situation to improve and the tests to open. Presently, many colleges across Canada are extending their deadlines for fall and winter intake. Most importantly, we recommend students to regularly check college websites for new updates about upcoming intake admissions. In addition, if you are looking for any professional help related to admissions in Canada,please feel free to talk to us. In any.....
COVID-19 | CERB Have you recently been laid off due to the corona pandemic? Including you, many fellow Canadians are affected by the recent job cuts because of the same. Therefore, the Canadian government has set up a Canada Emergency Response Benefit program to support you during these hard times. What is the Canada Emergency Response Benefit? The Canadian government has launched a Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) to provide temporary income support to all people who’ve recently lost their job because of COVID-19. The CERB provides $500 a week for up to 16 weeks to such people. However, there are certain conditions for who can receive the benefit. Eligibility Criteria for CERB The benefit will be available to workers who: Are residing in Canada and are at least 15 years old Have stopped working because of COVID-19 and not voluntarily quit their job Are eligible for Employemnt Insurance regular or sickness benefits; Had income of at least $5,000 in 2019 or in the 12 months prior to the date of their application Are expected to be without employment or self-employment income for at least 14 consecutive days in the initial four-week period. Moreover, for subsequent benefit periods, they expect to have no employment or self-employment income. How to apply? Moreover, for faster and easy delivery payments, the CERB is jointly delivered by Service Canada and the Canada Revenue Agency. Furthermore, you can know more about the benefits here: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application/questions.html Additionally, if you have any Immigration needs inside Canada, feel free to reach us here https://canada.admissionhub.com/changing-to-a-study-permit/ Talk to Our Admission Advisor Simran 647-264-0522 Official ADM WhatsApp Admission Hub – Canada’s leading Education & Visa firm Helped 3000+ students | 15 languages | 3 ICCRC immigration consultants | Highly Experienced Team | 35 Team Members Our Consultants are experts of Immigration needs of International students in Canada and will be happy to help you! ICCRC federal visa immigration consultant, immigrants studying abroad are more secure! Contact Us : 647-264-0522 Visit Us Here Connect with Us on Social Media Facebook Youtube Instagram Read More
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How COVID-19 is affecting applications to visit, work or study in Canada If you meet the criteria for the travel exemptions, there are changes to the application process. × Dismiss alert Can I Change my Visitor Visa to Study Permit in Canada? In this article I would like to tell you about who, under what circumstances and where can I apply for the change of status from “Visitor” into “Study Permit” or “Work Permit” without leaving Canada. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgQXXg297UE Study Permit Holder’s Benefits 1. Spouse can apply a Spouse Work Permit , and later on your you will be eligible to apply post-graduation work permit for for 3 years. 2.. Your Children can attend public schools for free (primary and secondary schools) 3. Free Health Care for study permit holders. Same benefit as Canadian citizens, such as in BC, AB, and SK. In Ontario and Manitoba provide free medical insurance to the entire family of applicants who is holding a spouse work permit. 4.. If you have lived in Canada for more than 18 months with a school or work permit, if your children is under 18 years of age, you can receive Canada child benefit Previous Next FAQ’s Changing Visitor Visa to Study Permit Why you should apply Study Permit Inside Canada? Overseas Canadian visa offices/High Commissioner tend not to grant applicants who are over 25 years old, this makes Study Permit application outside of Canada it’s almost impossible for some people. In addition, certain overseas visa offices required applicants to submit IELTS with minimum 6 on each band and required you to prepaid one year tuition in advance in order to be eligible for SDS program.
On March 16, 2020 the Prime Minister of Canada announced new actions under Canada’s COVID-19 response. These actions include measures that restrict the ability of foreign nationals (people who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada) to travel to, and enter Canada. These measures came into effect on March 18, 2020, with additional restrictions for the US/Canada border announced on March 20, 2020. For the latest information on who can travel to, and enter Canada, please see the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website: How COVID-19 is affecting business at IRCC You may also want to review the following Government of Canada resources: Government of Canada: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Transport Canada: New measures for COVID-19 response Canada Border Services Agency Facebook Twitter
Invitations Issued to French-Speaking Express Entry Candidates Via Ontario’s FSSW Stream Ontario’s Provincial Nomination Program (OINP) has issued new invitations to the candidates who have submitted their profile under the express entry program and have shown their language proficiency in the French language. These invitations were issued via the popular stream of OINP – French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream with a total of 61 invitations was issued on the draw held on February 7. This stream allows the OINP to search the express pool (especially candidates apply under Federal Skilled Worker Class or Canadian Experience Class) for the French Speaking candidates having strong English abilities and are able to meet other eligible criteria like work experience etc. Express Entry program is a point-based program that manages the profiles of the candidates who have applied under the skilled economic immigration programs – Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Express entry program uses the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) that ranks the profiles of the candidates based on the points awarded to their profiles via the factors like age, educational qualification, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French. Higher ranked profiles have then issued the Invitation to Apply (ITA) to apply for PR visa to the Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Landing a provincial nomination for an express entry candidate awards them with 600 CRS points. These many points are more than enough to land the ITA to apply for the Canada PR visa. Express Entry candidates applying via the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream have two key advantages: They do not require a job-offer in Ontario. Also, it does not require a minimum CRS score in order to be eligible. For French language, candidates must be able to understand, read, write and speak French with minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 7 and CLB level 6 for the English language. With this latest draw, OINP has issued a total of 189 invitations to apply via the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream in 2019. Need Help? Let us use our experience to help you stay in Canada. Please fill out the form and we will get back to you shortly. Toronto oFFICE 3 mins walk from Bathrust Subway Station 641 Bloor Street West 2nd floorToronto, ON Open 7 days Canada | Brazil | Taiwan | Mexico| Japan Mon – Friday:9:30 – 20:00Saturday: By AppointmentSunDay: By Appointment Call us 1 (877) 791-4828Toll-Free Number email us email@example.com
Canada Extends Application Period for post graduate work permit, drops requirement to have a valid study permit. International students hoping to remain in Canada on a Post-Graduation Work Permit now have six months to apply once they obtain their notice of graduation and are no longer required to have a valid study permit. The Government of Canada announced the changes on Thursday, February 14, along with other modifications to its popular Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) program. The extension doubles the amount of time recent graduates have to apply for a PGWP once their school issues their final marks, from 90 days to 180 days. Another corresponding change was the removal of the requirement that international graduates have a valid study permit when applying for a PGWP. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) now says a study permit must only have been valid “at some point” during the 180 days that graduates now have to submit their PGWP application. Study permits are generally issued for the duration of the student’s academic program. By effectively removing the valid study permit requirement, students will now have adequate time to obtain the documents they need to apply without the added stress of an expired permit. Toronto oFFICE 3 mins walk from Bathrust Subway Station 641 Bloor Street West 2nd floorToronto, ON Open 7 days Canada | Brazil | Taiwan | Mexico| Japan Mon – Friday:9:30 – 20:00Saturday: By AppointmentSunDay: By Appointment Call us 1 (877) 791-4828Toll-Free Number email us firstname.lastname@example.org
January numbers suggest Canada well on its way to achieving 1 million immigrant goal by the end of 2021. If the first month of 2019 was any indication, Canada should have no trouble achieving its goal of welcoming one million immigrants by the end of 2021. January saw the Government of Canada and provinces across the country open the door to more than 40,000 potential applicants through key economic immigration and family sponsorship programs. Both economic immigration and family sponsorship are central components for Canada’s new three-year immigration levels plan, which has a target of 331,000 new permanent residents for 2019. This number is set to rise to 341,000 in 2020 and reach 350,000 by 2021 — nearly one per cent of Canada’s population. A one per cent immigration rate is considered vital for ensuring the continued growth of Canada’s labour force and economy in the years ahead. Toronto oFFICE 3 mins walk from Bathrust Subway Station 641 Bloor Street West 2nd floorToronto, ON Open 7 days Canada | Brazil | Taiwan | Mexico| Japan Mon – Friday:9:30 – 20:00Saturday: By AppointmentSunDay: By Appointment Call us 1 (877) 791-4828Toll-Free Number email us email@example.com