4 Things We Wish Every International Student Knew Before Starting Their Study In Canada

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International Student Canada

We meet hundreds of students every year whom we so wish we had met earlier in time. It is astonishing for us to learn that many international students are not aware of their Study Permit conditions and potential Postgraduate study permit eligibility. For this reason, something which the student may not even realize or did intentionally results in them not … Read More

What Is The Difference Between A Job Offer And LMIA?

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Job Offer & LMIA

A Job offer letter is a document that a Canadian employer gives you when they want to hire you. This document includes information like remuneration, hours of work, your duties and responsibilities, benefits, and other conditions of employment. An LMIA, on the other hand, is an approval from ESDC that the Employer needs, to be able to hire a Foreign … Read More

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