Online students can apply to work in Canada 2022

Online students can apply to work in Canada 2022

Canada has given international students greatly good news, from extending the time for PGWP holders to putting new measures in place to allow you to pursue your studies online without sacrificing your eligibility for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP). If you haven’t known about this news, continue reading this blog!

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Online Students can apply to work in canada

What is a PGWP?

The PGWP allows students who have graduated from eligible Canadian designated learning institutions to work in Canada.

What’s new about PGWP rules?

On August 25th, 2022, the Government of Canada announced that international students would not have to return to their universities within a specific timeframe to qualify for a PGWP. “As we transition back to pre-pandemic requirements, we encourage international students to come back to Canada,” officials wrote in a statement. “A transition period is available for those who may need some time to do so.”

Officials clarified that distance learning measures are being extended to Aug. 31, 2023 following consultations with provinces, territories and education stakeholders. However, there are certain conditions students need to fulfil to qualify for the PGWP

“International students studying online from abroad or who submit a study permit application no later than Aug 31, 2022, will continue to be able to complete up to 100% of their program online without affecting their PGWP eligibility”, the statement said. “However, study time completed from abroad starting on Sept 1, 2023, will be deducted from the length of their post-graduation work permit, regardless of when a student began their studies.”

Temporary distance learning measures will be extended for those starting their programs from Sept 1, 2022 to Aug 31, 2023. Of these, no more than 50% of academic credits earned can be completed outside of Canada to qualify for a PGWP.

Any academic studies completed online from outside Canada after Sept 1, 2023 will be deducted from the length of a future PGWP.

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How is Canada’s immigration processing situation now?

The Canadian government is reportedly hard at work to ensure immigration backlogs are being processed as soon as possible. Officials clarified that this includes putting a priority on processing student visas, as well. 

“With unprecedented interest in Canada from applicants all over the world, the department continues to set the bar higher for immigration processing,” the statement said. “However, responding to humanitarian crises and updating ageing technology to meet demands have led to processing delays and longer wait times.”

The Canadian government is aware of the current backlog of visas faced by the immigration office. Extra priority will be given to overcome this. 

“Our focus is on reducing existing backlogs, including for student permits,” the statement said.  “Nevertheless, despite prioritising study permit applications for students looking to begin their studies in September, some international students may not have their application processed on time to begin their studies in person for the fall 2022 intake period.”

Why should you study in Canada?

Canada is known as one of the friendliest countries to international students. The country has long been searching for ways to tackle the issues that come with its ageing workforce, prompting the government to introduce several enticing offers for permanent residency for skilled foreign talent and international students alike.

You can also study in Canada as a visitor during your visit in this country. There are many students who have successfully changed their Visitor visas and gotten Study Permits in Canada within 2 months.

Change your visitor visa to a study permit

IRCC announced in June an initiative to fast-track PR approvals for temporary resident permit holders. Reports show that the labour shortage is encouraging employers to overlook the lack of work experience, making it easier for international students to gain employment — and eventually find a way to permanent residency.

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How to change your Visitor Visa to Study Permit in Canada

Visitors inside Canada who wish to apply for a study visa (Study permit) will have to complete a short-term course or program of study that is a prerequisite to their enrolling at a Designated Learning Institution (DLI). 

  • Apply for an approved program for their enrolling DLI. Admission Hub offers a variety of courses that included co-op programs and not required IELTS scores.
  • Pay the fee for the study permit extension
  • Submit your biometrics. Once you’ve paid the application fee, you’ll need to submit fingerprints and a photo of your face (biometrics). You can do this at a biometric collection service point in Canada or in some cases, at a visa application center (VAC) outside of Canada.
  • Fill out the study permit application form (Study Permit Extension IMM 5709)
  • Attach documents: proof of acceptance into an educational institution, proof that you have enough money to support yourself while you’re studying in Canada (~$10,000 CAD for a stronger case), any police certificates that might be needed, and medical exam results (if required).
  • After submitting your application for a study permit online or by mail, wait until you receive confirmation from IRCC before leaving Canada if you plan to travel outside of the country during the process.

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Admission Hub is one of the largest International Student Immigration Firm based in Toronto & Vancouver. Currently, it operates in the following markets: Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, Europe, Vietnam, and India.

Our parent company CVH Immigration Ltd. Admission Hub is helping and supporting International Students around the world to Study, Work, and Immigrate to Canada. We are proud to partner with over +150 Canadian Institutions.

If you want help with your Study Visa application, the first step is to BOOK A CONSULTATION with Admission Hub’s Consultant, share your background and our consultant will reach out to provide you with as much assistance as possible.

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