All You Need To Know About Canada Study Permit

As the new academic year is approaching, many students plan to move to Canada for further studies. However, there are a few things to keep in mind before beginning the process to make you feel more at ease about the path ahead of you. Also, people have a lot of questions in mind about how much does it cost? Will you be allowed to work to help defray your expenses? What is it like to be a student in Canada? And, most importantly, what options do you have? In this article, you will find the answers to all these questions.

What is Canada Study Permit?

The Canada Study permit is a document that the IRCC issues to the candidates willing to move to Canada for their further studies.

For which courses do I need a study permit?

A candidate requires a study permit if they choose to pursue a course or program with 6 months or longer duration. However, in a program that lasts for less than 6 months, you can follow it on a regular tourist Visa. 

What are the eligibility criteria for the Canada Study Permit?

To be eligible for the Canada study Permit, the candidate must apply to any of Canada’s Designated Learning Institutes (DLIs). The DLI’s are the institutes and Universities granted permission from the Govt. of Canada to accept the admissions of international students.

What are the requirements for the Canada study permit?

One of the primary documents you need to present is a letter of acceptance from a Designated Learning Institute (DLI) and proof of minimum funds. The other required documents will vary according to your circumstances.

Can I work in Canada on a Study Permit?

The Canada Study permit allows you to work in Canada for part-time jobs, wherein a part-time job should be a maximum of 30 hours per week. Though the cost of living is not so high in Canada, the extra earnings could still help the students. Moreover, if you have your spouse or a partner who has accompanied you for your study duration, s/he is also eligible to apply for a job in Canada.

How much does It cost to study in Canada?

The tuition fee for international students in Canada is a bit higher than the citizens of Canada. However, it is manageable. The average tuition costs range from $29,000 per annum, but this for the costly program’s engineering and dentistry at highly rated universities. The prices of the humanities courses are generally lower.

How is Student life in Canada?

The student life at the Institutes and Universities of Canada is fun. Also, you get to learn and explore a lot. The universities and colleges offer clubs, sports, and many other extracurricular activities that you can join.

The colleges also give you the freedom to visit your home country during the breaks, and they also allow you to stay in Canada if you’re not willing to leave the country during the holidays.

Why Us?

At Dream Destination Canada, you will get all the required information regarding a study permit as well as the best guidance in your process to apply for the Canada study permit. We have a tremendous record of successful applications worldwide for so many years, making us a leading platform in the industry.

Owner/Operator LMIA Quick Facts

The owner/Operator LMIA program requires the following:

  • The owner/operator must retain a minimum of 51% ownership in the business
  • The business must maintain existing jobs for Canadians, or, create new jobs for Canadians and these jobs must be retained
  • The owner/operator must be prepared to commit a minimum of C$250,000 unless business will create more than 5 high salary jobs
  • The program has neither a Net Worth requirement nor a Source of Funds requirement
  • For an existing business, the ESDC will conduct checks for paid salaries, retained earnings and also dividends.
  • For a new business  a declaration from a CPA is acceptable
  • Under circumstances where the business owner will retain 100% of the shares in the business,  it is advisable to fund the business bank account with as much as possible as there is little to no risk in doing so.
  • The business must be funded prior to filing the LMIA
  • 200 immediate points assigned for the EE Pool, and if the business is large enough PR could generally be granted within 12 months

New Canadian Public Immigration Policy for International Students

Along with the various changes in the Immigration policies, the Federal Govt. of Canada has modified the Canadian Immigration policy for International Students. In Jaunary’2021, the Canadian Minister of Immigration, Marco Mendicino, finally disclosed the new policy for the international students who are willing to move to Canada for study.

According to the new policy, the former students who hold a PGWP, i.e., Post Graduate Work Permit, can apply for an open work permit. Moreover, the new policy also states that the international students studying in Canadian Institutes or Universities whose PGWP has expired or will expire soon will be able to apply for a new open work permit, which will be valid for 18 months. This will eventually enable those students to stay in Canada, get employment, and the work experience required to become a permanent resident of Canada.

Canadian Government is putting notable efforts to motivate International students to become permanent residents of Canada. It will help the Canadian economy grow and flourish with the increasing substantial workforce.

The govt. also stated that the applications for open work permits would be available until 27 July 2021 to foreign graduates. To be eligible for the same, one should accept a Designated Learning Institute (DLI) in Canada, which are supposed to be the colleges or universities authorized by the Canadian Govt. that accept International students. However, if you are not eligible for the PGWP, you don’t need to worry because there are so many colleges in Canada that are not part of the PGWP program, e.g., Evergreen College. No college or University in Canada provides you with a work permit after graduation; it is totally up to you to acquire one before you start working. Therefore, there is no concrete reason not to take admission to these institutions. An open work permit is much like a PGWP only in which you can change your job as long as you’re in your profession’s same domain.

Steps to be taken while starting with the process

The first thing to do is to make sure that you’re eligible for studying in Canada, as well as that you’re suitable for the course you want to pursue from your desired university or institute. Once you get your letter of acceptance, the next most important things to have are a valid passport and proof that you’ll be able to pay for your education. If you’re you’re able to make it through and graduate in your preferred course or domain, you can remain in Canada for work there and get settled. 

Top Reasons You Could Be Inadmissible to Canada in 2021

Nobody wants to be denied entry to a country they have traveled to after going through a daunting application process and spending a hefty amount of money. However, there are specific parameters based on which the immigrants might be inadmissible to Canada. Here, in this article, we’ve enlisted those reasons so that you can plan your application accordingly. 

  1. Past Criminal Conviction: If you’ve ever been convicted of a crime in your lifetime, then you definitely might be denied entry to the Canadian borders as Canada strictly condemns and states it illegal to grant entry to an individual who has committed any crime in any country.

  2. Violation of Human or International Rights: This includes war crimes, crimes against humanity, or being in a senior position in a government that has been internationally sanctioned or is responsible for gross human rights violations.

  3. Involved in an Organized Crime: This means that if you’re a part of some criminal organization, or have any association with a group of members who are involved in any illegal activities, then you are not at all welcomed to Canada.

  4. Medical Reasons: If you are suffering from any chronic or fatal disease, or any such disorder that might be a threat to public health and safety, then it might be difficult for you to get entry into the country.

  5. Financial Reasons: In case the officials at the borders do not find you capable of bearing your expenses in Canada, or you’re unable to showcase any proof for the same, then you’ll be immediately sent back to your native country.

  6. Misinterpretation: If you are caught presenting any false information specifically relevant to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) decisions taken by immigration officers, or if you are found to be hiding information, you will be denied entry. This entails failing to comply with the IRPA requirements or bringing an inadmissible member of the family with you on arrival.

What to do in case you’re denied entry to Canada?

If you’re denied entry to Canada or exceeded your permit, you can apply for Authorization to Return to Canada, i.e. (ARC). However, before applying for ARC, it is necessary to know why the denied entry or inadmissibility so that you can prove that you’re in a position to be allowed access to Canada again. It is also essential for you to apply for the ARC before you apply for the Visa. For that matter, it will be suitable and helpful for you to hire an RCIC, because your RCIC will take care of your entire process. You will also not have to worry about anything as your application will be in the right hands.

Canada among top ‘safe and stable’ countries for international students

Due to its impeccable measures and guidelines in the view of Covid-19, Canada becomes one of the top countries that are said to be ‘safe and stable’ for international students. By doing so, Canada has retained its position of being the “go-to” study destination for students from across the globe.

According to a survey, Canada is considered to be the country, that is both safe and welcoming to the new immigrants, unlike many other countries. Moreover, Canada has proposed certain guidelines in order to  enable the international students to immigrate to their preferred country for studies. However, the students, who are willing to move to Canada are only allowed to attend the institute or university which has got the approval, based on its COVID-19 readiness plan from the concerned provincial government, irrespective of the country that student is travelling from. There is no doubt about the fact that international students choose Canada over other countries when it comes to studies and a bright career.

Needless to say, Canada is very popular for its lenient immigration policies. Even a global pandemic could not stop it from carrying forward its efforts and measures in this particular field. Initially, Canada made an announcement which stated that the country would be inviting  1.2 million permanent residents in the next couple of years, and in order to achieve this target, the international students will hold the greatest significance. It seems that the government has been successful in implementing the statement. When the Canada citizenship test resumed online, it prioritized foreign graduates on the waitlist. On top of that, Canada will also be launching two new Canada immigration pathways for Hong Kong residents in 2021, fastening its position as a refuge for those persecuted in their homeland.

Canada approves coronavirus vaccine as it increases immigration levels

Canada gives the nod to the Covid 19 vaccine. By doing so, Canada becomes the third country to approve the new Pfizer BioNtech vaccine. According to Health Canada dept., the detailed information, including scientific summaries and complete clinical trial data, will be made available in the next few weeks. Health Canada has also put down specific terms and conditions regarding the vaccine, which are as follows:

  1. Monthly safety monitoring reports including information about side effects.
  2. Additional data on the safety and efficacy of the drug including final data from existing and proceeding clinical trials.
  3. Further quality data validating there are methods and controls to ensure vaccines of suitable quality are being produced.

Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, also mentioned in one of his tweets that about 2,49,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine would arrive in the country by the end of 2020. He also stated that there would be enough quantity of vaccine available in the country in early 2021.

Canada has become a world leader in terms of the number of COVID-19 vaccines it has acquired based on a per capita basis. Moreover, Canada has signed contracts with seven companies and has secured 414 million doses of vaccines.

The approved vaccines are set to be completely free for Canada’s citizens, which are primarily available for the priority population, that includes,

  • Residents and faculty of shared living settings who take care of the seniors
  • People 70 years of age and older, with the order of priority:
    • starting with adults 80 years of age and older
    • decreasing the age limit by 5-year increments to age 70 years as supply becomes available
  • Health-care workers who have direct contact with patients, including:
    • People who work in health care settings
    • personal support workers

Afterwards, it will be available to every other citizen in the country, who are recommended to get vaccinated by the federal, provincial or the territorial public health authorities.

With this huge vaccination campaign in its history, Canada can now expect many potential immigrants this year. Hopefully, the approval and proper utilization of the vaccine will lead to the increasing number of immigrants to Canada in near future. Availing vaccines to the residents of Canada will definitely be a catalyst for bringing back the country and its immigration system to normal. 

Will Canada exceed 100,000 Express Entry invitations in 2020?

Irrespective of deadly Covid-19, Canada is all set to gear up its Express Entry records. The country plans to issue 1, 00,000 or more Express Entry invitations in 2020.

This is surely going to be astonishing in the view of the negative impact that COVID-19 is has imposed in Canada as well as all across the globe.

Before the federal govt. of Canada imposed travel ban in March 2020, Immigration minister Marco Mendicino declared that the country would target at least 341,000 new permanent resident admissions in 2020.

Since Express Entry is the major way through which IRCC manages economic class immigration applications, the economic class stands at nearly 60 per cent of all new immigrants welcomed by Canada every year.

In April 2020, due to the negative impact of Covid-19, the Immigration levels in Canada plunged down dramatically and it still seems to fall short. Hence, the federal govt. of Canada felt the requirement for new Express Entry admissions. However, people who received their COPR after March’18th are currently restricted from travelling to Canada due to the restrictions. Still, the ongoing Express Entry draws that happened on a bi-weekly basis since the start of the pandemic have been a pleasant surprise. Whereas contrary to the popular belief at the initial stage of the pandemic that Express Entry draws may be temporarily paused or they would see lesser invitations issued, the exact opposite has happened.

In fact, the record-breaking Express Entry draws with Canada are positively indicating that it still plans to welcome huge levels of immigration after the pandemic is over as on October 14th, Canada held its largest Express Entry draw ever. According to the draw, Canada issued ITAs for Permanent Residents to 4,500 Express Entry candidates. Those applicants will now be able to apply for permanent residence and, if they are abroad right now, then they will eventually be able to establish a life in Canada when the travel restrictions will be relaxed for COPR holders. Canada has issued 82,850 Express Entry invitations this year. Recently, draw sizes have seen between 3,900 and 4,200 invitations issued per draw. If IRCC invites 3,900 candidates in each of the five Express Entry draws in 2020, then it will issue a total of 102,350 invitations by the end of this year.

Even if draw sizes are smaller, and IRCC issues an average of 3,500 ITAs per draw, Canada will still exceed 100,000 ITAs by the end of 2020.

So, yet again, Canada proves that it is highly committed to welcoming more immigrants to support its economy, despite the disturbances and ruckus caused by COVID-19.

It also indicates that IRCC believes it will be able to process permanent residence applications within a reasonable amount of time.

Why the Express Entry is the best way to Canada

Canadian immigration is an extensive and complex process altogether especially if you are looking forward to immigrate to Canada without having an idea of where to start. People generally do not have much time to go through all the immigration visas and programs to figure out which one is best for them. At Dream Destination Canada, we make the job easier and more convenient for you. Generally, people are aware of the most popular immigration program known as the Express Entry system, which is by far, the fastest ways to immigrate to Canada. Here’s how-

Express Entry Program has an average visa application process time of 6 months and you can apply online making it easily accessible for those who want to apply for permanent residence from anywhere in the world. There are three Federal Immigration Programs to choose from based on your age, language ability, education, skills and work experience:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trade Program
  • Canadian Experience Class

One of the best features of the Express Entry system is that you only have to create an online profile once for the entire year and you’ll automatically be entered into the Express Entry draw which takes place every two weeks. Also, your profile stays active in the express entry pool for 1 year.

Express Entry program is also considered to be the most popular program, because It was the first immigration program to use skills and points to assess the eligibility of individuals willing to immigrate to Canada.

Our RCIC, Mr. Paul Abraham, has been a player in the particular aspect. Thus, he is the best person to guide you through the entire process. Dream Destination Canada team takes care of your immigration application from the scratch till the end. Please visit our website for the better guidance.

Why hire RCIC?

Immigrating to a new country is indeed acomplex processwith a lot of paperwork, documentation andstrict deadlines.With the various immigration policies, laws and visa opportunities in place, knowing which program to apply for and how to apply can be extremely confusing. Fortunately, our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) are here to guide you throughout the journey of your entire immigration process. Once you have an RCIC, you know that you’re safe and secure with your Visa application being in the right hands. At Dream Destination Canada, our  RCIC, Mr. Paul Abraham takes care of everything on your behalf, and makes your Visa application a lot easier than doing it all on your own. Being an experienced person in the industry, Mr. Paul Abraham has gotnumerous applications submitted correctly the first time around, ensuring that the application is fully perfect according to the norms and rules of the respective immigration process so that the applicant has a greater chance of being successful in receiving an ITA.Let us give you some valid reasons to entrust upon Mr. Paul Abraham to guide you through in your immigration process.

  1. An in-depth knowledgeabout Canada’s visa system:

Mr. Paul Abraham has been a big name in the industry with his in-depth knowledge of the process. He always stays updated with the latest changes in the immigration policies and current professional licensing requirementsand analyses the candidate’s profile accordingly. Hehas an intimate working knowledge of Canada’s immigration system and available visas. Therefore,he is able to advise you on which visa you qualify for and for which you should apply.

  • Licensed with the regulatory body i.e. ICCRC:

Getting the RCIC license is not an easy task. It takes hell lot of efforts to get recognised by the ICCRC. Also, the agents have to go through an intricate and meticulous process in order to enter the industry. Therefore, there is no doubt about the authenticity and expertise of our RCIC. Mr. Paul and team work according to a strict code of conduct, which is duly enforced. This code ensures that interests of our clients are protected and that you are working with a knowledgeable and fully competent professional. Our RCIC remain in good standing with the authorities; they are always working with your best interests in mind.

3.  Can directly communicate with the ImmigrationAuthorities and your employer on your behalf:

If you would have ever tried to contact a governmental department such as an embassy or consulate, you would know that it can be a discouraging, time-consuming and exhausting experience. But, fortunately, working with a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant means you do not have to go through all this in order to battle your way into Canada. Mr. Paul’s team ensures that your application meets the requirements of the Canadian Immigration Authorities, increasing your chances of a favourable outcome.

4. Creates a personalized immigration strategy for you to increase your chances to move to Canada:

Mr. Paul Abraham is a professional strategist qualified to guide you successfully through the labyrinth of Canada’s visa system.

The DDC teamstands by you throughout the process and advices you about your best options in applying for a visa. He will guide you so that you have a complete understanding of your objectives and timeline expectations.

5. Offer you a different perspective on your immigration options:

 The DDC team is obliged to provide you with honest, reliable, feedback on your options, while also advising you on the entire immigration process.

We provide you with the information that you had not considered which could broaden your immigration opportunities to Canada. Moreover, withthe team’s expertise in Canadian immigration, we provide immigration options to our clients that are specifically customized to each of their needs.

6. All your paperwork/Documentation is taken care of:

Immigration process requires tons of paperwork, filing, form submissions, and documentationwhich are supposed to be compiled meticulously and submitted within prescribed deadlines. However, being with DDC, you don’t really need to worry about all this as our team takes care of everything on your behalf.

What makes our consultant different from others is that he has years of experience in the industry, being in Canada and thus he carries an intimate knowledge of the immigration system as well as the parameters and criteria set by the immigration authorities to invite the new immigrants to Canada. So, let’s shake hands and make your journey to Canada easy with the DDC team. For further enquiries, visit our website or reach out to us on our toll-free number.

How to move to Canada from the USA

Are you planning to move to Canada from the US? Then you must know that the country is welcoming more than 1-million immigrants by 2022 to live and work in. However, Immigrating to Canada from the USA is not as easy as you may think, and yet many thousands of American citizens move to Canada each year. How? Let’s see:

  1. Immigrating to Canada to the USA as a skilled worker: If you are a Skilled worker, you can apply for permanent residency in Canada through the Express Entry System. The Express Entry is a system that takes candidates scoring high CRS for three economic immigration programs, i.e. the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Canadian Experience Class, and the Federal Skilled Trades Program. The best thing about immigrating through Express Entry is that it takes very less time to process the application, say 6 months or so. Moreover, you don’t need a job offer to be eligible.
  2. Immigrating to Canada from the USA as a Graduate: Studying in Canada not only provides you with lots of low-priced options in spectacular areas in Canada but it also opens more immigration alleyways for you as a recent graduate. Also, after completing your studies in Canada, you can directly apply for an open work permit to work anywhere in Canada and prompt your career. To qualify for immigration, you have to ensure that you apply to a Designated Learning Institutions (DLI) for International students who want to pursue a permanent life in Canada.
  3. Immigrating to Canada from the US as an Entrepreneur: Canada and the US share a long history of doing business together. Both countries export thousands of products and agri-foods to and fro almost every day. If you’re an entrepreneur and are interested in increase your reach in Canada, then, you may be interested in the Start-up Visa Program. Canada is, undoubtedly one of the best countries for start-up businesses and with its business immigration opportunities; you’ll be self-employed living in Canada with a skilled Canadian workforce under your control.

How does DDC make it easy for you?

The immigration process from the US to Canada may can be easy, if you’re under the guidance of an experienced Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC), because, s/he will take care of your entire process from the scratch to the end. Moreover, he will assist you in applying for the suitable immigration program, collecting all the documents, and filling in the plethora of paperwork, which is a nuisance altogether, for someone who is a naïve for the process.

By hiring our RCIC, you will not only enhance your chances of being successful in the visa application process, but you will also get an expert guidance on which program is most appropriate for you.