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How to get a Permanent Residency after studying in Canada?

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 Immigrant Nominee Program

British Columbia

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program


Alberta Advantage Immigration Program


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 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!

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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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An exhaustive guide of How to plan your Canadian education from India

 As the ripple effects of the covid pandemic are still severe and difficult to overcome, let’s use the stat of the pre-covid times. As of the statistics of 2019 to be exact, 404,165 study permits were issued in Canada out of which close to 140,000 students belonged to India. This cohort of Indian students who landed in Canada is by far the largest annual intake and sums up the total number of Indian students to have issued study permit to 410,000 since 2015.
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Peeping into 2020, more than 34 per cent of Canada’s consolidated international student population of 642,480 which is 219,855 was Indian. Factually, it was happy to witness the Indian student count quadruple in the last five consecutive years. It is expected that the same trend continues and many Indians find Canada as an appropriate destination to study and launch a successful career over other countries in the future too!

Canada has always remained a paradise for international education aspirants. Have you at any point wondered why?

Let me explain!

  • Quality Education
  • Earning-while-learning opportunities
  • Affordable tuition fees
  • PR gateways
  • Tolerant & multicultural country

Quality Education

Above all, it has to be remembered that the crucial reason behind why there are so many Indian students in Canada is because of the exemplary education quality that the country offers. The institutions in Canada turn out incredibly skilled professionals. These globally famous establishments draw in top educators and deal courses fitted to an evolving economy. Along these lines, if you look for international exposure and prepare yourself for the competitive workforce, Canadian education is what you have to rely on!

Earning-while-learning opportunities

As a student in Canada from India, you can earn while you learn. This permits you to pay for your college or school all while acquiring significant work experience. Many countries don’t provide consent for this, and that is one main reason why such a great student count is deciding to consider studying in Canada from India.

Affordable tuition fees

While Indian students have to pay a little more than the Canadian nationals to study in Canada, this still is competitive than other countries like the US, Australia and the UK that contemporarily offer international education. Moreover, the cost to study complete depends on the program and the university or college chosen by the student. So, start planning, NOW!

PR gateways

Research from the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) shows that about 60% of international students in Canada have expressed interest in becoming permanent residents after completing their education. Applicants with Canadian education and work experience are offered additional points in the Canadian Express Entry immigration system.

Tolerant & multicultural country

The benevolent and being nature of the country is the international student crowd puller. In 2018, about 79 per cent of international students in Canada surveyed by CBIE referred to the nation’s multicultural and tolerant character as a reason for choosing it as their study destination.

How to obtain a Canadian student visa from India?

Canada is chosen as the appropriate study destination by international students for many reasons. As a matter of consideration, India has an extending working-class populace where attaining education is highly esteemed. Furthermore, numerous students looking forward to studying in Canada from India have solid English capability. These variables joined with the receptiveness of the Canadian education system, have made a powerful blend for the two players, bringing about an uptick in the number of qualified Indian students applying for different programs offered by Canadian institutions. Here are some choices for you.

Study Permit

A Canadian study permit is an official document from Canada Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) to somebody who wishes to travel to Canada to study or continue their studies in Canada.

To be qualified for a study permit in Canada, Indian students can hope to fulfil the following requirements:

  • Acquire a letter of acceptance from DLI – Designated Learning Institution
  • Prove that you have enough funds to cover the primary year of educational cost, just as living costs and transportation. This implies guaranteeing that you, as an international student, have CAD 10,000 each year alongside the educational expenses (somewhat more if your planned program is in Quebec).
  • Students who anticipate bringing a relative should show an extra CAD 4,000 each year, in addition to CAD 3,000 for each extra relative.
  • Satisfy Canadian immigration officials that you will leave Canada in the wake of completing your education and once after the end of your study permit.
  • Be admissible to Canada (police historical verifications or potentially a clinical test might be mentioned).

Note that there might be extra prerequisites for students wishing to get an education in Canada from India, contingent upon the candidate’s individual conditions.


Student Direct Stream

Under the Student Direct Stream (SDS Canada), Indian understudies can have their fast-track process of study permit applications, given that they meet progressive criteria to qualify.

Generally, the SDS Canada permits Indian students who show that they have the monetary resources and language abilities to succeed scholastically in Canada. The administration standard for Canada’s Student Direct Stream handling is 20 days.

To be eligible to apply for Student Direct Stream, candidates need to meet extra necessities, specifically language levels that are stricter than regular study permit prerequisites. Also, an important part for acceptance through the Student Direct Stream is presenting a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) showing you have CAD 10,000 or higher deposited in your bank account.

To be considered qualified for a Canadian Student Direct Stream, you should attach the following with your application:

  • A copy of the Acceptance Letter from DLI
  • A copy of the medical examination document
  • Proof of funds called Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) of $10,000,
  • Most updated educational transcripts
  • Proof that you’ve paid the educational expenses for your first year of study, and
  • Proof that you moved on from a Canadian educational program secondary school or a language test results showing a score of a minimum of 6 for English (International English Language Testing System), or Niveaux de compétence Linguistique Canadiens score of a minimum of 7 for French (Test d’évaluation de français)

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കനേഡിയൻ പൗരത്വം ലഭിക്കുന്ന ഇന്ത്യക്കാരുടെ എണ്ണത്തിൽ 50% വർദ്ധനവ്

ഒക്ടോബർ 2018ൽ അവസാനിക്കുന്ന പത്തുമാസകാലയളവിനുള്ളിൽ മൊത്തം 15016 ഇന്ത്യക്കാർക്ക് കനേഡിയൻ പൗരത്വം ലഭിച്ചു എന്ന് കനേഡിയൻ അധികാരികളെ ഉദ്ധരിച്ചു ടൈംസ്‌ ഓഫ് ഇന്ത്യ റിപ്പോർട്ട് ചെയ്തിരിക്കുന്നു. അതായത് കഴിഞ്ഞ വർഷത്തെ ഇതേ കാലയളവുമായി താരതമ്യം ചെയ്യുമ്പോൾ കനേഡിയൻ പൗരത്വം  ലഭിക്കുന്ന ഇന്ത്യക്കാരുടെ എണ്ണത്തിൽ 50%  വർദ്ധനവാണ് ഉണ്ടായിരിക്കുന്നത്. കഴിഞ്ഞവർഷം ഇതേ കാലയളവിനുള്ളിൽ കനേഡിയൻ പൗരത്വം ലഭിച്ച ഇന്ത്യക്കാരുടെ  എണ്ണം 9992 ആയിരുന്നു.

എമിഗ്രെഷൻ, റെഫ്യൂജീസ് ആൻഡ് സിറ്റിസൺഷിപ് കാനഡയുടെ(IRCC) കണക്കുപ്രകാരം ഒക്ടോബർ 2018 നുള്ളിൽ ഏകദേശം 1.53 ലക്ഷം ആളുകൾ കനേഡിയൻ പൗരത്വം നേടിയിട്ടുണ്ടാകും. 2017ൽ ഇതേ കാലയളവിനുള്ളിൽ കനേഡിയൻ പൗരത്വം നേടിയവരുടെ എണ്ണം 1.08 ലക്ഷം ആയിരുന്നു. 2018മായി താരതമ്യം ചെയ്യുമ്പോൾ പൗരത്വം നേടിയവരുടെ എണ്ണത്തിൽ 40% കുറവാണ് ഇത് സൂചിപ്പിക്കുന്നത്.

2018ൽ കനേഡിയൻ പൗരത്വത്തിനപേക്ഷിച്ചവരുടെ എണ്ണത്തിൽ രണ്ടാം സ്ഥാനമാണ് ഇന്ത്യക്ക്. ഫിലിപ്പീൻസുകാർക്കാണ് ഒന്നാം സ്ഥാനം. 15642 ഫിലിപ്പീൻസുകാരാണ് 2018ൽ കനേഡിയൻ പൗരന്മാരായത്.

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കനേഡിയൻ പൗരത്വനിയമത്തിൽ വന്ന മാറ്റങ്ങൾ

കാനഡയിലെ സ്ഥിരതാമസക്കാരുമായി(permanent residents) താരതമ്യം ചെയ്യുമ്പോൾ കനേഡിയൻ പൗരന്മാർക്ക് ഒട്ടനവധി ആനുകൂല്യങ്ങൾക്ക് അർഹതയുണ്ട്. വോട്ട് ചെയ്യാനുള്ള അവകാശം, ഗവൺമെൻറ് ജോലിക്കുള്ള അർഹത, കൂടുതൽ സഞ്ചാരസ്വാതന്ത്ര്യം എന്നിവ അവയിൽ ചിലതുമാത്രമാണ്. 2017 ഒക്ടോബറിൽ നടപ്പിൽ വരുത്തിയ കനേഡിയൻ പൗരത്വനിയമത്തിലെ ചില മാറ്റങ്ങളാണ് കൂടുതൽ ഇന്ത്യക്കാർ കനേഡിയൻ പൗരത്വത്തിനു അർഹത നേടുവാൻ ഉണ്ടായ ഒരു പ്രധാനകാരണം.

മുൻപ് കാനഡയിൽ സ്ഥിരതാമസക്കാരനായ ഒരാൾക്ക് കനേഡിയൻ പൗരത്വത്തിനു അർഹത നേടണമെങ്കിൽ ആറുവർഷത്തിനുള്ളിൽ നാലുവർഷമെങ്കിലും കാനഡയിൽ ഉണ്ടായിരുന്നിരിക്കണം എന്നായിരുന്നു നിയമം. എന്നാൽ 2017 ഒക്ടോബറിൽ ഇത് അഞ്ചുവർഷങ്ങൾക്കുള്ളിൽ മൂന്നുവർഷം എന്നാക്കി കുറച്ചു. ഈ മാറ്റങ്ങൾ നിലവിൽ വന്നതിനുശേഷം 2017 ഒക്ടോബറിനും 2018 ജൂണിനും ഇടക്ക് 2.42 ലക്ഷം പൗരത്വത്തിനായുള്ള അപേക്ഷകളാണ് IRCCക്ക് ലഭിച്ചത്. മുൻ വർഷത്തെ സമാനകാലയളവുമായി താരതമ്യം ചെയ്യുമ്പോൾ ഇത് ഇരട്ടിയിലധികമാണ്.

സ്ഥിരതാമസക്കാരുടെ എണ്ണത്തിൽ ഒന്നാം സ്ഥാനം

2017ൽ 51651 ഇന്ത്യക്കാരാണ് കാനഡയിൽ സ്ഥിരതാമസത്തിനു അർഹത നേടിയത്. ഇതോടെ കനേഡിയൻ സ്ഥിരതാമസക്കാരിൽ(permanent residents) ഏറ്റവുമധികം പേർ ഇന്ത്യയിൽ നിന്നുള്ളവരായി. കാനഡയിൽ സ്ഥിരതാമസത്തിനു അർഹത നേടിയവരിൽ ഏകദേശം 18% വരും ഇന്ത്യക്കാർ. രണ്ടാം സ്ഥാനം ഫിലിപ്പീൻസിനും (40857) മൂന്നാം സ്ഥാനം ചൈനക്കുമാണ് (30270). മൊത്തം 2.86 ലക്ഷം പേർക്ക് 2017ൽ പിആർ വിസ ലഭിച്ചു എന്നാണ് 2018ലെ പാർലമെന്റിലേക്കുള്ള വാര്ഷികകുടിയേറ്റ റിപ്പോർട്ട് വ്യക്തമാക്കുന്നത്.

അർഹരായ കുടിയേറ്റക്കാരുടെ എണ്ണം വരും വർഷങ്ങളിൽ വർദ്ധിപ്പിക്കുവാനാണ് കാനഡ പദ്ധതിയിട്ടിരിക്കുന്നത്. നിങ്ങൾ കാനഡയിലേക്ക് കുടിയേറുവാൻ  ആഗ്രഹിക്കുന്നുവെങ്കിൽ ഇതൊരു സുവർണാവസരമാണ്. ഏതുതരം  സഹായത്തിനും ഞങ്ങളെ സമീപിക്കാം.