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Studying in Canada may be a favourite option for a foreign student because it provides the possibility of prevailing high-quality education, Canadian work experience after graduation and the ability to transition to permanent residence under certain programs.
However, low tuition prices, the ability to work while studying, safe living environment, academic excellence, brilliant career opportunities, etc. are just a handful of reasons why Canada ranks high in the bucket list of international students who want to study abroad.
If you are also wondering about studying in Canada, or you want to work during your stay and support your family financially, we can help you create an immigration plan for you. Plus, you will be able to gather a valuable Canadian work experience during or after study. Students can study at various level here like certificate, diploma, undergraduate, degree, post-graduation diploma, master’s degrees and PhD.
You need to check if you fulfill the eligibility requirements to apply for a study visa.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements for Study Visa
• You must be 18 years old.
• You must have a valid passport with one blank page that isn’t the last page of your passport.
• You must be enrolled in a designated learning institution (DLI).
• You must show enough income to cover your living expenses, tuition fees. Also, you need to produce a proof your financial means.
• You must prove that you intend to leave Canada after completing your studies.
• You must pass the IRCC medical exam if required.
Now that you have fulfilled all these requirements, you might be thinking about the right education alternatives. Allow the Tri Coast team to pick out the best options for you that will cater to your needs.
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A work permit is written authorization issued by an officer that allows a foreign national to engage in employment in Canada. Those who aspire for a competitive edge in their respective jobs look forward to Canadian work permit as the first choice. A large numbers of international employees apply to obtain a Canada Work Permit via IRCC Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) to work for Canadian employers. Some of them come here for working in seasonal occupation like farms and ski resorts and others come here for a longer period of times like tradesman, computer engineers and cooks, chefs in restaurants.
The best part of work permits is that it can bring you one step closer to obtaining a PR status through Canada Immigration.
An officer may issue one of two types of open work permits, with or without occupational restrictions.
Steps To Apply for a Work Permit in Canada
Before applying for a work permit in Canada, an applicant needs to obtain a job offer letter, the LMIA approval letter and apply for a Canadian temporary work permit to Immigration, Refugees and citizenship Canada. Depending on their country of citizenship, the foreign national may need to obtain a temporary residence visa to travel to Canada
Temporary work permit will be issued at the port of entry by a Canada border service agency (CBSA) officer at the time the foreign national arrives in Canada.
How Long Are Work Permits Valid For?
The Canadian government has limited the length of work permits. Non-Canadians can work in Canada for few days to few years.
Work permit will not be issued if:
• There are reasonable grounds to believe the applicant can’t do the work.
• The applicant intends to work in Quebec but doesn’t hold CAQ
• The foreign national intends to work in erotic services.
• The employers is ineligible to hire foreign nationals.
• The applicant is the spouse of a NOC C, D temporary worker.
• The foreign national no longer to meets the requirements.
Plan to visit Canada for fun and leisure? A Visitor Visa for Canada is the way to go. Also known as a Temporary Resident Visa, a visitor visa provides people with an opportunity to explore Canada and enjoy what the country has to offer. Generally, visitors are not allowed to study and work in Canada unless they are authorized to do so.
A Visitor Visa is of two types:
- Single Entry Visa
As the name suggests, this Visa allows you to enter the country only once. If you visit Canada via a single-entry tourist visa, you have to apply for a new visa in order to visit there again.
- Multiple Entry Visa
With multiple-entry visa, you can enter the country multiple times for up to 6 months. These visas are valid for 10 years.
Electronic travel Authorization (ETA)
Citizens of Visa exempt countries who wants to fly or transit through Canada must obtain electronic travel authorization (ETA) before entering Canada.
Exceptions: US citizens / holders of a valid Canadian visa/holders of a valid Canadian status re-entering Canada after visiting US or St. Pierre and Miquelon /French citizens living and flying directly from St. Pierre and Miquelon.
Visitor Visa Eligibility
• You must have a valid passport.
• You must have a good health.
• You must prove that you have financial means to cover your cost of living in Canada.
• You must prove that you will return to your country before the visa expires.
• You should not have any criminal history.
• You should be aware of Canadian laws and rules and commit to obey them.
The visa officer might ask the applicant to undergo medical examination or call for an interview.