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Montreal as a study destination

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Why studying in Montreal is a great idea?

6 Reasons why Montreal is an ideal study destination: So you’ve decided that you want to study in Canada. What is next? Well, you have to narrow down your options even further  to select the city to study. While there are many wonderful cities both small and large in the country, studying in Montreal has definitely been one of the top contenders. 1. Vibrant Student Life Montréal blends all the good things in North America with the beauty and culture found in Europe. It’s known for its laid back yet vibrant lifestyle, unique and creative industries, nightlife and café culture.   Students can choose to stroll down narrow cobblestone roads in Old Montréal, or explore modern, high-tech buildings in the downtown core. Montréal draws inspiration from many things making it a very eclectic city. All of these factors combined with the friendliness and diversity of the city make Montréal very attractive to not only international students, but also Canadian students. As a result, Montréal has one of the largest student population in the world. 2. Affordable Housing Finding a place to live in your own city can be a challenge, let alone in a foreign one. You’re likely unsure of what the standard cost is, what locations are best, what is included, the list goes on. One thing to note is, student accommodation in Montréal is very affordable. In fact, the city is one of the most affordable to live in all of Canada. One key reason students enjoy it so much. Similar to most cases, the further you live from the downtown core, the cheaper your accommodations will be.    However it is possible to find affordable housing near your host school. Often times, schools are affiliated with housing companies and help students find a home or housemates. If you plan to search the web, here are a few guidelines to help you with your house hunt. 3. Stress-free Transportation Montréal, being a medium-sized city with just enough urban space to balance out the green space, has a simple transportation system. The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is the local network of trains and buses that take students anywhere they need to go in the city.   Even if you face a difficulty, locals are very friendly and are always happy to help. What’s nice about Montréal is due to its high number of students, the STM offers a lower monthly fee to students.....

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Applying for PGWP (Post Graduate Work Permit) in Canada

In order to apply you must meet the following requirements: You must have continuously studied in a full-time program of study in Canada, with the exception of your last academic semester You must apply for a work permit within 90 days of receiving written confirmation from your institution indicating that you have met the requirements for completing your academic program (for example, a transcript or an official letter –see below). Your study permit must be valid at the time of application. IMPORTANT!  The date of completion of your academic program is NOT the same as the date of convocation (your graduation ceremony).  Do NOT wait until convocation to apply, as convocation may occur more than 90 days after you have completed the requirements for your program. PLEASE NOTE: You can only apply for a PGWP once in your lifetime. If you plan to complete more than 1 degree/diploma/certificate in Canada, consider carefully when it would be most strategic to take advantage of this one-time opportunity.   Proof of Completion of Program Requirements IMPORTANT: If you were part-time in your final term of studies only, you must upload a proof of graduation letter (see below) and an official transcript indicating full-time enrolment in all terms prior to your final term. If you have a gap in your studies, or if you were part-time in a semester other than your final term, we recommend that you speak to an Immigration Advisor before applying for your PGWP. Your degree is officially granted once McGill Senate has met. After Senate has met to confirm your graduation, you can generate a letter directly from Minerva that confirms that you have met all the requirements to graduate (Minerva: Student Menu > Student Records > Letters-Proof of Enrolment)   Please note that you can only request this exceptional letter once: your final grades have been posted on Minerva OR your final thesis/project has been accepted by your department.   How to Apply for the Post-Graduation Work Permit You can apply for a post graduation work permit, Online OR At a Port of Entry (Terrestrial/Land Border* or Airport) *Canada/US terrestrial border (Lacolle/Champlain, St. Armand/Phillipsburg, or Stanstead) Applying At a Port of Entry: To be eligible to apply at the border, you must be TRV-exempt* *Even if you were required to have a TRV/Entry Visa to enter Canada, you are TRV-exempt if you are traveling only to the US and back with a valid Study Permit or Work Permit – see IRPA Section 190 (3) (f)).  Please note, however, that not all agents are familiar with this.....