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How to get a Permanent Residency after studying in Canada?

How to get a Permanent Residence after studying in Canada?
Posted August 5, 2022

Getting a ‘Permanent Residence’ (PR) is now the Great Canadian Dream for almost every international student in Canada. In fact, in recent times, studying in Canada is seen as an alternative pathway to getting a PR.

Well, it seems quite effective as well. This blog will be perfect hand-book for all international in Canada. Read to know how you get a Permanent Residency after studying in Canada.

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The Prerequisite - Work Part Time!

POV: You’ve got admission to your dream college in Canada.

So, what’s next?

Your top priority must be education. Make sure to follow your academics well. Make friends, visit new places, and most importantly- Work Part-time!
student working part time
Almost every international student in Canada works part-time. This helps them with managing their living and academic expenses. And the best part - you can work part-time in Canada for up to 20 hours per week. During academic breaks, you can work full-time.

Did you know working part-time can help you in getting a Canada PR?

Yes! Your part-time work hours are counted as points when you apply for PR under the Express Entry program.

Hours of work

Full-time hours calculated

15 hours/week for 24 months

1 year full-time (1,560 hours)

30 hours/week for 12 months at more than 1 job

1 year full-time (1,560 hours)

 

These full-time work hours will be validated for the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) point. A minimum of 1-year full-time work experience is necessary when you apply through the Express Entry program under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

 

Apply for a PGWP after Graduation

Canada has a work permit EXCLUSIVELY for international students after graduation called - PGWP. Abbreviated as Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP), this work permit is a type of an Open Work Permit.

Once you graduate, you can apply for a PGWP. The duration of PGWP is usually the same duration as your study permit and can vary from 1 to 3 years.

The work experience you earn during a PGWP will help you earn CRS points.

Canada PR after studying

Pathways to get Permanent Residency after studying in Canada

There are multiple immigration pathways that you can choose to become Permanent Residency after studying in Canada

1.Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Once you’ve earned a minimum of 1-year of full-time work experience (within 3 years) you can apply for PR under the Canadian Experience Class. Firstly, you must create an Express Entry Profile. Then apply for a PR under the CEC stream. Now sit back and wait to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for PR.

 

2.Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP)

FSWP is a program under the Express Entry stream that targets skilled workers. This program invites demanding professionals to migrate to Canada. Unlike the Canadian Experience Class, you don’t need work experience to apply under FSWP.

Based on your profession you must find the best fitting National Occupation Codes (NOC). Under skilled workers’ demand, you will be invited to apply for a PR.

 

3.Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

Each of the provinces and territories in Canada has immigration programs. Based on interest and demand for professions, you can choose the provinces.

Except for 4 provinces/territories (such as Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, and Quebec), it is mandatory to create an Express Entry profile to apply through PNPs.

List of all Canadian provinces/territories and the immigration programs:

Province / Territory

Provincial Nominee Program

Ontario

Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

British Columbia

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program

Alberta

Alberta Advantage Immigration Program

Manitoba

Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Nominee Program

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee

Yukon

Yukon Nominee Program

Northwest Territories

Northwest Territories Nominee Program

Canada map with provinces

4.Quebec Immigration Program

Quebec has its own immigration program which doesn’t come under the Express Entry Program. Though it does have pathways for international students.

  • Quebec Experience Program (PEQ)

The PEQ allows international students to apply for a PR, six months after graduation. However, you must demonstrate advanced intermediate knowledge of French.

  • Quebec Skilled Workers Program (QSW)

QSW is similar to a Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP). Unlike, PEQ, you don’t need to demonstrate knowledge of French.

 

         

What’s with Canada?

There is something about Canada that make students flock in numbers to study and settle. With its excellent lifestyle and benefits, almost every student chooses the Great Canadian Dream- Permanent Residence!

In this blog, you learned how you can get Permanent Residency after studying in Canada. Choose your best immigration pathway and have a great life in Canada. Happy Canada!

Stick with CanApprove for more insightful blogs and explore your dream of migrating to Canada!

 

FAQ

1.Can I work more than 40 hours while waiting for PGWP?

Yes. After applying for a Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP), you can work for more than 40 hours per week. But make sure your study permit is valid, you have completed the program, and have not worked more than 20 hours during academics.

 
2.Can I apply for PR while waiting for PGWP?

In case, you have enough work experience earned during your studies (minimum 1 year full-time = 1,560 hours), you may apply for a Permanent Residence.

Alternatively, you may also apply for a Bridging Open Work Permit which allows you to work in Canada. You can work temporarily while you wait to receive your PR


3.Why does a PGWP get rejected?

Your PGWP gets rejected if you

  • Have studied in a university/college that is not eligible for PGPW
  • Have studied a part-time program
  • Have any academic gap
  • Have worked more than 20 hours during the academic sessions

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