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CIES | 08-November-2019

When you have pursued your studies in Canada and you are being an international student, you would usually try every of the ways to continue your stay in Canada legally. Here are 3 different options that you may go for:-

  1. Employer-Specific Work Permit
  2. Open Work Permit
  3. Direct Permanent Residence

Let us take a look at how these three options work for you:-

1. Employer-Specific Work Permit

This process comprises finding an employer, applying for and obtaining an employer-specific work permit, working in Canada, and, eventually, qualifying or and applying for PR. The best way to make it out is that the international student experience may help you build contacts with potential employers before completing your degree. You may also opt for beginning your job search within Canada during your student days and line up an offer as soon as your study permit expires so that you maintain continuous status.

This option works well for you when you are not otherwise eligible for permanent residence, and your program of study does not make you eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP). Also having a job offer lined up would result in a longer-duration work permit than the PGWP you are eligible for.

2. Open Work Permit

In place of an employer-specific work permit, an open work permit helps you to work for any eligible employer anywhere in Canada for as long as it is valid. It’s very easy to switch jobs and having your legal status in Canada doesn’t get you tied to your employer or position.

It is quite attractive as the international students have available option of applying for a specific type of open work permit—the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP).

The validity of PGWP period is linked to the duration of your study program. The persons who are studying for less than eight months in Canada are not eligible to apply for this permit. When you are studying an eligible course for two years or more, then you may be permitted to work for any eligible Canadian employer for three years.

When you are opting to study in a course longer than 8 months but less than 2 years, then the permit will be valid for the actual duration of the course. For instance when you are studying for 15 months, then the permit will have a validity period of 15 months.

Sometimes, multiple programs can be compiled together. For instance, when you have gone for completing a a one-year degree or certificate in Canada and then, within the next two years, you complete another one-year program in Canada, that would count as two years of studies, and you could be eligible for a PGWP valid for up to three years.

While determining your validity period, all eligible courses that you completed in Canada will be considered together.  When you complete two one-year programs for a total of two years will make you eligible for a three-year PGWP.

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When you are eligible to apply for a PGWP, even if you have a job offer from an employer in your field, a PGWP is still usually the better option, since it allows you to change employers, or change positions with your employer, 

3. Direct Permanent Residence

Most of the international students can apply directly for Canadian permanent residence (PR) without work experience through the one of following programs:

  1. Quebec Experience Class
  2. International Graduate Stream of various Provincial Nomination Programs
  3. Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

Quebec Experience Class (PEQ)

You may be eligible to apply directly to the Quebec Experience Class (PEQ – Programme de l’experience quebecoise) when you have completed your studies in the province of Quebec

The primary requirements to apply under PEQ include:

  1. Having eligible degree/diploma from recognized Quebec institution of duration of at least 1800 hours (equivalent to course duration of two years)
  2. Having resided in Quebec for at least half the duration of the program
  3. Having advanced intermediate knowledge of oral French
  4. Aged above 18 years and being a legal resident of Quebec.
  5. Intending to settle in Quebec to hold a job.
  6. Applying within 36 months of receipt of confirmation of completion of the degree/diploma.

The most attractive feature of this program is that you can obtain permanent residence solely on the basis of your experience as a student in Quebec. PEQ applications are also prioritized by the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion (MIDI),

You may be eligible to apply for a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ – Certificat de sélection du Québec) when you fulfill these requirements. After getting approved, you can then apply to the federal government for permanent residence. 

In this way, your application gets processed quickly. . That, combined with being eligible to apply straight out of school, makes PEQ one of the fastest pathways to permanent residence in Canada.

This option works well when you studied in Quebec and have French language proficiency.

Provincial Nomination Programs (PNPs)

Each province of Canada operates its own Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) immigration streams. Similar to Quebec, successful PNP applicants receive a nomination from the province they applied to, which can then be used to apply for permanent residence.

Many provinces have PNP streams specifically to help retain international graduates in the province! AlbertaBritish ColumbiaManitobaNewfoundland and LabradorOntarioPrince Edward Island, and Saskatchewan each have International Graduate programs that offer pathways to permanent residence.

Here each program is different. Some International Graduate PNP streams need that the applicant have graduated from an eligible school in the province, while other ones are for graduates from anywhere in Canada.

Some of the PNPs require some work experience in the province or in Canada, and others may require that international graduates have a valid job offer. Some even require that applicants be in the Express Entry pool before they can apply!

Many provinces have PNP streams specifically to help retain international graduates in the province! AlbertaBritish ColumbiaManitobaNewfoundland and LabradorOntarioPrince Edward Island, and Saskatchewan each have International Graduate programs that offer pathways to permanent residence. 

This works well for you when the province in which you studied has a PNP stream for which you are eligible!

 Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

In order to initiate and help the economy of Canada to grow, the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) was launched in 2017. It has an International Graduate stream that is similar to PNPs. It grants PR (permanent residence) to international graduates from recognized publicly-funded educational institutions in the Atlantic region who have a valid job offer from an employer in the region.

Here are the points on which this Program differs from many of the streams offered by conventional PNPs:

  1. The province must endorse the job offer
  2. There is no LMIA required
  3. There is a needs-based assessment and creation of a settlement plan for the applicant
  4. Employers must provide support for the long-term integration of the applicant and their family
  5. Prioritized processing including the option to grant a temporary work permit on basis of undertaking by applicant to file for permanent residence within 90 days.

It’s better for you when you graduated from an eligible school in the Atlantic region, and otherwise meet the program eligibility requirements.

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