International Students – plan & considerations
We help international students whether they are still in their home country, studying in Canada or are about to graduate at secondary school or post-secondary institution. Not matter what state you are at, NLAi immigration services have different package solutions to cover your needs.
We render advices to international students on academic & immigration path planning, program admission which includes the followings:
From Student to Permanent Resident
When you are about accomplishing your post-secondary study in Canada, NLAi will love to help you apply.
- Post-graduation work permit
- Provincial Nominee – International graduate
- Canadian Experience Class
- Federal skilled worker (if you worked before)
Student Permit application & extension
International students need to apply a study permit outside of Canada, if the intended study exceeds 6 months before enter Canada. However, if the international student is already in Canada on study permit which is about to expire, you can apply study permit extension or renewal. While you are in Canada legally as a worker or a visitor, you may apply to change you status to student and get a study permit with certain prerequisites. Although there are a few situations which allow foreign national to study in Canada without study permit, it is wise to check with an immigration lawyer or RCIC (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant).
To apply study permit to IRCC, the student need to show Letter of Admission from legitimate institution. Further, you need to prove your health condition, justify the study is temporary base. Most importantly, you will need to show you have sufficient financial resources to cover all the tuition and living costs. Nonetheless, all individual vary from case to case. It is wise to hire a licensed professional as your Authorized Representative to prepare your case, so that your application be best presented your qualification
Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) application
This type of visa can be used to enter Canada one time or multiple times. You will need to tell IRCC the purpose of coming to Canada, whether as a student, a worker or just a visitor. A valid study permit or work permit explains well why and what you are about to do once you enter Canada. However, if you apply to enter Canada just as visitor, you will need to provide a detailed itinerary. Same as student, you must have sufficient finance for the trip and proof of stronger ties back to your home country.
International Student Status Restoration
Regardless what reason, it is the international student’s responsibility to remain himself or herself in status all the time while studying in Canada. However, once the status expired, (s)he must stop studying right away. Restoration could be one remedy if it is less than 90 days losing legal status. Or else, you have to leave the country voluntarily. Should the international student completely ignore and past the restoration period, he or she will face removal order. Although it is for sure not a pleasant journey, never too late to talk to an Authorized Representative before things get worse.
Student’s Post-Graduation Work Permit
The Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) allows international students who have graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution to work in Canada after their graduation. That helps the international graduates gain valuable Canadian work experience. Further, the work experience gained under PGWP makes international graduates qualify for permanent residence in Canada through the Canadian experience class.
Employers seeking to employ international graduates with PGWP are exempt from the requirement to first obtain a positive Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from Service Canada.
International students have to apply PGWP within 90 days of receiving written confirmation from the educational institution that the international student has met the requirements for completing the program of study. And PGWP will be issued for the length of the study program, from 8 months up to 3 years. Nevertheless, distance learning and part-time study are not eligible to apply.
Provincial Nominee – International graduate
Within normally 3 years of your graduation from an eligible Canadian university or college, you may qualify for Provincial Nominee programs as an international graduate. However, you may get through the specific PNP program to acquire your PR status or gain extra points to improve your ranking in the Express Entry application.
Provincial nominee requirements vary from province to province, and the provincial government may change their policies without prior notice. It is to your best interests, always check with PNP for the update, or consult an Authorized Representative.
Canadian Experience Class (for international student)
CEC requires minimum 1 year of skilled work experience in Canada, in the last 3 years before you apply. The work experience could be accumulated through full-time or an equivalent amount through part-time work. Further, it has to be in Canada legally. The position must be, according to the Canadian National Occupational Classification, managerial jobs (NOC 0), professional jobs (NOC A) or technical jobs and skilled trades (NOC B). Although there is no education requirement, but it requires minimum language level of CLB 7 for NOC 0 or A jobs or CLB 5 for NOC B jobs. For more details, go to: Canadian Experience Class
Federal skilled worker (student with past work experience)
Federal skilled worker stream requires minimum 1 year in the past 10 years, working experience in one of the same National Occupational Classification (NOC) job groups: managerial jobs (NOC 0), professional jobs (NOC A) or technical jobs and skilled trades (NOC B). On top of it, you need to get a minimum score of CLB 7 language and qualified education credentials. For more details, go to: Federal Skilled Worker.
List of cooperated institutions in North America
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|Academy of Learning College
|Toronto College of Technology,
|Stanford International College,
|Ascenda School of Management,
|Sprott Shaw College,
|International Gateway Kelowna,
|National Academy of Health and Sciences.
|St. Lawrence College
|Red River College
|Bow Valley College
|International College of Manitoba
|Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science
& technology (SIAST)
|New Brunswick Community College
|Southern Alberta Institute of Technology(SAIT)
|Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
|College of Rockies
|College of North Atlantic
|Confederation College of Applied Arts & Technology
|Vancouver Community College
|Fraser International College
|Northern Lights College
|University of the Fraser Valley
|University of North British Columbia
|Mount Saint Vincent University
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University
|Vancouver Island University
|Thompson Rivers University
|University of Winnipeg
|University of Manitoba
|St. Francis Xavier University
|Fairleigh Dickinson University
|University of Windsor
|University of Regina
|Arkansas State University
|Saint Louis University
|Southeast Missouri S U
|Northwest Missouri S U
|Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
|U of New Haven
|University of Bridgeport
|Johnson & Wales U – Providence
|Bunker Hill CC
|Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
|Oregon State University
|New York Film Academy
|Long Island U, C.W. Post Campus
|U of La Verne
|CSU, San Marcos
|California State University Fresno
|New York Film Academy
|California Lutheran University
|Academy of Art University
|De Anza College
|Santa Barbara City College
|Santa Monica College
|Orange Coast College
|West Los Angeles College
|Diablo Valley College
|Montana State University at Bozeman
|Montana State University at Billings
|Nova Southeastern University
|U of South Florida
|Dallas Baptist University
|Bowling Green State University
|U of Findlay
|Oklahoma City U
|Tennessee Tech University
|Green River CC
|North Seattle CC
|Seattle Central CC
|Spokane Falls CC
|Univ. of Wisconsin-Superior
|Hawaii Pacific U
|Leeward Community College
|College of Southern Nevada
|University of Nevada-Reno
|Northern Arizona University
|Colorado State University