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Canada announces major study and work visa change for fall 2020.

Olives Expeditions is hell-bent on providing you with the best travel and logistics services there is on the face of the earth, and also, assisting people pursue their dreams to work in Canada. Here is a pure easy read on how one can easily get to work in Canada this year.

This is how it’s going to be made possible, International students will be able to enroll in online courses while abroad this fall and still be eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit after moving to Canada.

International students PGWP Canada is making a major change to its Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) rules for international students who want to study in Canada beginning this fall. (It’s about to get interesting)

The PGWP enables international students to gain Canadian work experience after completing their educational program at a Canadian designated learning institution (DLI).

International students must have completed a full-time program of at least eight months in length at a DLI in order to be eligible for the PGWP. Their study program must have led to a diploma, degree, or certificate. The ultimate length of the PGWP depends on the length of the student’s program of study in Canada

Students can begin program online, and still be eligible for 3-year PGWP after coming to Canada. Normally, online courses do not count toward the study requirement for a PGWP application. However, given coronavirus-related travel interruptions around the world, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is now allowing international students to study online while overseas and still be eligible to apply for the work permit after graduation.

New international students will be able to begin their programs at a Canadian DLI online in fall 2020 and complete up to 50 per cent of the program while abroad, and then still be able to obtain the PGWP to work in Canada after completing their studies.

Why this is a major announcement

The PGWP is highly coveted among Canada’s international students since it enables them to

work in Canada for up to three years after completing their studies. Such work experience provides them with a major advantage when submitting their federal and/or provincial immigration application, which 60 per cent of international students plan to do, according to the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s annual survey of foreign students.

Under Express Entry’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), for example, former international students are rewarded with additional CRS points for their Canadian education and work experience.

This major announcement will encourage more international students to pursue their studies in Canada this fall, rather than deferring their post-secondary education. The reason for this is that international students who wish to eventually apply for Canadian immigration will want to capitalize on the opportunity to complete a portion of their studies in their countries of origin, while still being able to access the same benefits had they been required to physically study in Canada.

Furthermore, many of these students will eventually make the transition to permanent residence, which will help Canada’s economy over the long run since they will possess the key human capital characteristics that support strong labor market outcomes of Canada’s immigrants. These characteristics include being young in age, fluent in English and/or French, and possessing Canadian education, work experience, and social and professional connections.

Canada has proven to be one of the world’s most attractive destinations for international students in recent years due to the following reasons:

- Canada offers a very high quality of education;

- Students and their spouses and partners can work during and after their studies;

- Canada offers the opportunity to study and live in English and/or French environments;

- Canada is a very safe country;

- Canada welcomes immigrants, international students, foreign workers, and visitors from some 200 countries each year;

- Canada is more affordable than other popular international student destinations, in part because of the weaker Canadian dollar.

- There are over 80 permanent resident pathways for international students; in 2018, nearly 54,000 former international students obtained Canadian permanent residence.

- This newly-announced reform makes Canada even more attractive for international students. This should be able to help prove to you that there are possibilities where you see impossibilities.

Olives Expeditions is always assisting people get jobs in Canada with the best partners available. For more information on our WORK IN CANADA service please contact us via email or WhatsApp today.

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