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IRCC announces a huge change in study and work visa for fall 2020

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IRCC announces a huge change in study and work visa for fall 2020 .

International students starting school this fall, can take online classes from their home country and still be eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit after coming to Canada| IRCC. IRCC has announced a huge change in the eligibility criteria for Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) for students who want to study in Canada in fall 2020.  To be eligible. students must have completed a full-time program (minimum 8 months) in a designated learning institute (DLI). The length of the PGWP will be the resulting length of their study in Canada. Students are allowed to begin their program remotely in fall 2020 and still be eligible for PGWP in Canada, confirms IRCC. According to the general eligibility criteria for PGWP, online classes are not considered to fulfill study requirements. But, the current COVID-19 pandemic bringing the whole world to a standstill has led to a reform in the PGWP. Looking at the current travel restrictions, IRCC has declared that international students outside Canada wanting to start school this fall can take classes online from the home country. IRCC announced this reform for fall 2020, on May 14, 2020 .  Online classes will not affect PGWP: Classes moved online due to COVID-19.  If the student holds an approved study permit, but unable to travel in spring/summer/ fall due to COVID-19, they are still eligible for PGWP. If you’re in this situation, Take classes online while outside Canada Complete up to 50% of your program while outside Canada, if unable to travel sooner. As declared by IRCC,students who start their studies in Fall 2020, will remain eligible for PGWP equal to the length of their studies. Students authorized to work: Can continue to work even if COVID-19 has forced them to be a part-time student or take a break in studies Allowed to work up to 20 hours per week during an academic session and full-time during scheduled breaks. International providing essential service: Are temporarily allowed to work more than 20 hours. if has a valid study permit eligible to work off-campus providing an essential service. However, this change is in effect until August 31, 2020, as stated by IRCC Please free to contact us here if you need any further information. We have a team of experts to help the needs of international students in Canada. Talk to our Admission Advisor Simran 647-264-0522 Official ADM WhatsApp Admission Hub – Canada’s leading Education & Visa.....

Canada to accept incomplete Study Permit & PGWP applications

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Canada to accept incomplete Study Permit & PGWP applications | IRCC Update in COVID – 19

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.....

Post Graduate Work Permit

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Post Graduate Work Permit Program explained

A Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) is an open work permit granted to international students who graduate from eligible Designated Learning Institutions (DLI). With the open work permit students can gain Canadian experience in skill type 0, A or B as defined by IRCC’s National Occupational Classification (NOC). After that candidates can apply for Canada’s Permanent Residency. Due to the frequent changes in the PGWP program, there are many misconceptions and rumors about the Post Graduate work permit. Hence, we have made a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the Post Graduate Work Permit. 1. How to be eligible for a PGWP? To be eligible for PGWP, a person must be/have the following: 18 years or older; A graduate from a DLI affiliated college and studied full-time in Canada for at least 8 months. A valid document from your school (transcript, official letter, certificate, etc.) that confirms you  passed all your program requirements in a Canadian college; Graduated from a: Public  or private post-secondary school (including Quebec) Canadian private school that can legally award degrees under provincial law  Applied for a work permit within 180 days of when it was confirmed that you completed your program; and A valid study permit at some point during the 180 days before applying.          2. Who is not eligible for a PGWP? You may not be eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit if you:  Studied in a program that was less than eight months long; Was a part in a Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC); Had funding from GAC; Participated in the Equal Opportunity Scholarship; Completed a study program by distance learning either from abroad or from within Canada; and/or Already were a PGWP holder by completing another program of study. Studied at a non-designated learning institute in Canada   3. How long is a PGWP valid for? Less than 8 months – Not Eligible  More than one program less than 2 years – PGWP applicable upto the combined length of the program More than 2 years – PGWP applicable for upto 3 years  4. When can an application be submitted? Passed study program Have received a notification of eligibility Has a transcript or official letter submitted application within 180 days  5. How is the application for a PGWP submitted? A PGWP application can be submitted online or by mail to IRCC. 6. What is.....

CERB

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Canada Emergency Response Benefit (For 2020)

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

Applying Study Permit inside Canada from a Visitor Visa Status (2020 updated)

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Applying Study Permit inside Canada from a Visitor Visa Status (2020 updated)

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 Applying Study Permit inside Canada from a Visitor Visa Status is a great idead ?  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 0 Visa Consultants 0 + Visitor to Study Permit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgQXXg297UE 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.

Study Permit In Canada

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Why should you apply Study Permit inside Canada?

Apply study permit inside Canada. In recent years, Canada has become one of the most popular study destinations for students around the world. There are a variety of factors that drive thousands of foreign students here to experience and explore career opportunities every year. To study in Canada, generally, students go through the standard process of applying for the study permit from their home countries. However, it is not the only way if you wish to study here.   Some students come to Canada on a visitor visa to explore the various study opportunities it has to offer. After making a decision to study here, they may want to apply for a study permit inside Canada.   Now you may be thinking, can they do so? Is it possible to apply for a study permit as a visitor in Canada?   Definitely, it is! In fact, today we are here to explain the different benefits of applying for a study permit inside Canada as a visitor. So, let’s get started!     1. Openwork permit for the spouse When you apply for a study permit inside the country, your spouse can get an open work permit. With the open work permit, they are eligible to work full time while you study.     2. One semester tuition fee When you apply for a study permit inside Canada, you don’t have to pay tuition fees for the first year of study. You can go ahead with your application after paying tuition fees for just one semester.     3. No requirement for GIC (Guaranteed Investment Certificate) funds Students applying for a study permit from inside Canada are not needed to show proof of GIC fund. It is not mandatory.     4. Very high approval rate Another important benefit is the high chance of getting approval on your study visa application. Students applying for a study permit after coming here have a high rate of getting a positive response on their visa application.     5. IELTS is not required The International English Language Testing System (IELTS), a popular English language proficiency test is not a prerequisite if you apply for your study permit inside Canada.     6. No age criteria People inside Canada can apply for a study permit at any age. They do not have any age limitations to be eligible for studying here. You can be 30.....

Converting a study permit

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Different ways of applying for a study permit

Over the years Canada has become a hotbed for students all over the world to come and study in the land of the Great White North. International students find studying here extremely beneficial due to quality & affordable education, flexible work-study options and pathways to permanent residency. People apply to study in Canada from their home country or inside Canada. However, it’s important for prospective students to understand the differences between applying for a study permit inside Canada versus applying for a study permit outside Canada. Through this article we hope to clarify the major differences of applying for a student permit from different regions. If you’re an international student applying for a study permit from your home country, then you need to have the following requirements to be eligible: Valid IELTS score with an overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 5.5 You need to pay one year tuition fee of the program you’re enrolled into It is necessary to open a GIC (Guaranteed Investment Certificate) account of $10200. Student has to write a letter of intent to the Canadian embassy explicitly stating that you have no intentions to settle in Canada and are only going there with the intention to study.   While you applying for a study permit from your home country is comforting, you miss out on several benefits. The first one being that  the eligibility requirements are quite strict. Moreover, if you’re above 30 years of age then the chances of being accepted by the Canadian Government is very low. The acceptance rate of study permit applications are much lower than those from inside Canada.   Many people prefer to first come to Canada on a visitor visa and then apply for a study permit. We have summarized the major differences of applying for a study permit inside Canada from outside Canada in the Infographic below: However, all visitor visa holders can apply for a study permit. The following type of visa holders are ineligible to apply for a study permit: Who have been on a visitor visa status for more than 6 months. AND/OR Who are on a visitor visa and have not enrolled for a pre-requisite English course inside Canada. These visa holders can either go back to their home country and then apply for a student visa. Or they can apply for a normal study permit inside Canada. Talk to.....

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What is the alternative for IELTS during COVID -19 in Canada?

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.....

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Important information on travelling to Canada

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