The College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants

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Immigration Updates

The College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (A Transition from ICCRC as on November 23, 2021)   As a measure to protect the interest of the public in general, and to hamper the rampant immigration fraud practices outside and inside Canada, on November 23, 2021 the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants has been set out under The College of Immigration … Read More

Can I Change My Program Of Study/Institution In Canada?

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Designated Learning Institution

Yes. IRCC allows International students in Canada to be able to change their program of study, field of study or DLI/ College/ University.   Students may seek to change their DLI (Designated Learning Institution) for various reasons for example change in career plan, not being satisfied with their program of study, looking for a program of study which is PGWP … Read More

I am an International Student. Can I work Full Time During Christmas Holidays?

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Work Permit Canada

This is a question we often get asked by students over consultations. Yes, if you are an international student studying a post-secondary program, you may work full time if the winter break has been classified as a “scheduled break” by your institution (which is often true for most programs and institutions) You have been enrolled in full-time studies in your terms … Read More

What is an LMIA? What does it mean for me as a worker/student in Canada?

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What Is LMIA?

LMIA or Labour Market impact Assessment, simply put, is an approval by the Canadian government, for an employer to be able to hire foreign workers for specific jobs, and support their application for a Work Permit or PR.   An LMIA Application is an Employer’s Application to ESDC- basically confirming and providing evidence that they could not find Canadian PRs … Read More

Maintained Status: Know More About It

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Maintained Status Canada

Maintained status previously, and commonly known as Implied status, means when a visitor, worker or student ( holder of a temporary status) has applied for an extension of their existing status or a change in status, before their status expires, while physically being in Canada. For example, if you are an international student whose study permit has expired, however, you … Read More

Who Is Eligible for A Post-GraduateWork Permit, And How to Obtain One?

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Post-Graduate Work Permit

International students who come to study in Canada may be eligible for a Post-graduate Work Permit (PGWP), which is a Work Permit that allows students to work full time, in almost any job in Canada. This is a great opportunity for such students to attain valuable Canadian Work Experience and further their careers. Students do not need a job offer … Read More

What Is the Difference Between an In-Canada and an Outside-Canada Spousal Sponsorship Application?

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In- Canada and an Outside Canada Spousal Sponsorship Application

Yes, you read it right. Sponsoring your spouse/ Partner can be done in two different ways in Canada. Spouse or Common-Law Partnership Sponsorship Applications are of two types. Depending on your situation, either of those application types may be the better-suited option for you. Both the options have pros and cons, and we hope that this article helps you make … Read More

What Is the Difference Between a Canadian Visa and A Permit?

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Difference Between Canada Visa and Work Permit

Temporary residents often get confused between the terms Visa and Permit. While in many other countries the words “visa” and “permit” are used interchangeably, in Canada, these are two very different things. Many new international students, work permit holders, and visitors have this question and this blog post is intended to explain the difference between the two in simple terminology. … Read More

What Happens to My Canadian Work Permit If I Lose My Job?

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Canadian Work Permit

Every year, a large number of temporary foreign workers come to Canada as holders of work visas and enter the Canadian Labour Market. Work Permits may be of two broad types Open Work Permits– which allow the worker to work for almost any employment, or Employer-Specific Work Permits, which allow the worker to work for the specific employer, at the … Read More

IELTS General Vs. CELPIP General – The difference between them

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To start, CELPIP stands for Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program, specifically conceived for Canadian English assessment mostly for Immigration purposes, and IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System, having two options: Academic exam for study purposes and General Training exam for work or immigration purposes. CELPIP: – They provide sample tests, videos, online information sessions, and online preparation … Read More