Hello there! So, last time we talked about post-study employment opportunities available in the United Kingdom, and without further ado, we will be dwelling on Canada today. Why don’t you grab a drink and ride with me on this informative journey.
Canada: Post-Graduation Work Permit
Length: Up to 3 Years
Canada is not only one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world, but also one of the most welcoming. It’s no wonder that the country is informing its international student population that “we don’t just want you to study here, we want you to stay here.” One of the benefits of studying abroad in Canada is the post-graduation/post-study work permit (PGWP). What is a Post Study Work Permit? A post-study work permit allows international students to work after the completion of their studies. Also, a PSWP is a pathway to get permanent residency in Canada. You may be eligible for a PGWP, which is valid for up to three years if you complete a program of study at a designated learning institution (DLI) in Canada. A one-year course however leads to a one-year post-study visa, whilst a (2) year course leads to a 3 years post-study visa.
Graduates holding a PGWP can:
• Work full-time
• Work part-time
• Be self-employed
Across different time zones, many cities, and towns, there are about 10 Canadian provinces that are most sought after by international students looking for a study permit after graduation. When choosing a study place in Canada, there are several factors to consider. Some individuals prefer huge, bustling cities with major schools and institutions, while others prefer the coziness of a small town. How important are tuition costs and living expenses? Are you going to Canada with the intention of working after graduation and eventually applying for permanent residency and citizenship? For potential international students, each Canadian province offers its own set of benefits.
1. Alberta: Alberta is one of the most desired places in the world to continue further education and establish a career, with a high standard of life and post-graduation job and immigration opportunities. Alberta is an excellent choice for post-secondary education because of its low tuition costs and low cost of living.
2. British Columbia: British Columbia’s fully integrated education system is a global example of progressive, flexible education. In addition, once you’ve finished your education, the province offers a variety of job and immigration opportunities.
3. Manitoba: Manitoba’s higher education is primarily concentrated in Winnipeg, the province’s capital and largest city, which is home to more than half of the province’s population. Individuals who graduate from a Manitoba educational institution get a globally recognized degree, diploma, or certificate, as well as the chance to work and immigrate.
4. New Brunswick: In New Brunswick, higher education has a long history. The Institution of New Brunswick was Canada’s first English-language university, and Mount Allison University was the first in the British Empire to grant a baccalaureate to a woman. New Brunswick may provide some appealing choices for potential foreign students who seek a high-quality education without the hassles and costs of living in a big metropolis.
5. Newfoundland: Newfoundland (commonly known as “The Rock”) students are mostly interested in courses related to the local economy, which is excellent news for those interested in trades, marine, or natural resource careers. On Newfoundland, higher education is largely concentrated in the lovely city of St. John’s.
6. Nova Scotia: Nova Scotia has enthralled visitors from its inception, and the province has a long and illustrious history in higher education and research. Despite having a population of fewer than one million people, Nova Scotia has the largest concentration of universities per capita in Canada, with ten degree-granting institutions.
7. Ontario: Some of Canada’s best universities and institutions, as well as leaders in innovation and research, are located in Ontario. International students can enjoy a competitive advantage since degrees, diplomas, and certifications earned at Ontario’s universities and colleges are highly valued within Canada and internationally recognized.
8. Prince Edward Island: Prince Edward Island (PEI) is a small island in Eastern Canada’s Maritimes area, noted for its stunning coastline and laid-back attitude. Charlottetown, the provincial capital and home to the province’s lone university, is home to almost half of the island’s population.
9. Quebec: Quebec’s towns and cities, located at the cultural crossroads of North America and Europe, have something unique to offer. Each year, 25,000 new international students enroll in Quebec’s francophone and anglophone educational institutions. In this one-of-a-kind learning atmosphere, diversity and opportunity abound. Students are drawn to Quebec for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is the broad array of study options available. They also come for the low tuition prices, cutting-edge facilities, and dynamic living environment, not to mention the Quebec Experience Program’s road to Canadian immigration. When considering Canada as a study location, it’s vital to keep in mind the prospects in Quebec, notably in Montreal.
10. Saskatchewan: The province has cutting-edge research and innovation facilities as well as top-notch academics. From trade certificates to doctoral degrees, Saskatchewan’s universities, colleges, and technical institutions provide a diverse range of courses and qualifications. International students who complete a study program in Saskatchewan can take advantage of a plethora of specialized career possibilities in the province, as well as permanent immigration alternatives to Canada.
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Perchance, your dream country is not Canada, do not fright and hold on, while we explore other countries. Remember, with the right information, opportunities are inexhaustible.
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