International students who have previously graduated from college now have a new option for obtaining permanent residency in Canada. The following is a list of the most important factors to consider while choosing this route.

Updated Rules for International Students

As per the new rules, the applicant must:

  • have graduated from a qualifying program of study from an eligible DLI
  • have completed Canadian studies after January 1, 2017
  • be employed (not self-employed)
  • hold temporary status in Canada.
  • Be residing in Canada at the time of application till approval.
  • have CLB 5 in all language skills on a valid test (less than 2 years old) and
  • Meet all admissibility requirements

You don’t need a valid post-graduate work visa to apply if you match all of the following conditions. A skilled career or a job closely associated with your subject of study isn’t required either. This route does not employ a points system like Express Entry; you may apply for Canada PR if you meet the aforementioned conditions.


Canada PR


Steps to Obtain Canada PR for International Students 

There are a few things you can do right now to guarantee that you can submit your application before the program fills up:

  1. If your present results are older than two years, schedule a language test. CELPIP and IELTS are the two agencies in Canada; pick the one closest to you and schedule a general exam for immigration reasons.
  2. Schedule medical examinations for you and your immediate family for immigration purposes.
  3. Obtain police certifications from each nation in which you spent at least six months in the previous ten years. Police certifications are required for all adults involved in the application. You do not need Canadian police credentials.
  4. Consult with a specialist to verify that your application is on track for success.

More Tips for Using this Pathway to Permanent Residence 

The new guidelines for overseas students in Canada are exciting, but this window of opportunity is limited, and the program will end once the requisite amount of applications are received. You must work swiftly and produce a flawless application, or else you lose your chance. If any of the following apply to you, we recommend seeking professional advice:

  1. You’re not sure whether you’re eligible.
  2. You are unsure of the exact documentation required in your circumstance.
  3. Obtaining relevant paperwork, such as police certifications, may be problematic.
  4. You wish to add family members who live overseas, or you’re not sure which family members you may include.
  5. It’s unclear where you stand in Canada right now.
  6. If you are applying for Permanent Residence in Canada for the first time.
  7. If you won’t be able to qualify via another scheme, such as Express Entry or a Provincial Nominee Program, then you must take care of this once-in-a-lifetime chance.

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