Opportunity to Study in Canada with numerous efforts from Canada Govt.
Earlier the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship has made several temporary policy changes to support and reassure international students and learning institutions.
- International students who had a valid study permit, or who were approved for a study permit on or before March 18, 2020, are exempt from travel restrictions.
- Students in Canada who were forced to study online, reduce their studies to part-time, or take a break from their studies completely, as a result of restrictions on classroom learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are allowed to continue working on- or off-campus if their study permit allows it.
- No one is going to lose their eligibility for PGWP if they were forced to complete more than 50% of their program online.
- Until August 31, 2020, international students are permitted to work more than 20 hours per week off-campus during their academic sessions if they are employed in an essential service or function.
- Students beginning a new study program in the 2020 spring, summer, or fall semesters can begin their classes online from abroad without affecting their eligibility for a post-graduation work permit, provided they can complete at least 50% of their program in Canada.
According to IRCC International students make immense cultural and social contributions to Canada and generate more than $21 billion in economic activity.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has presented several challenges worldwide, Canada’s whole-of-government approach is aimed at protecting the health of Canadians while minimizing the economic and social impact of restrictions. With these changes, it is expected that international students will continue contributing to the health and vitality of Canada and the local communities where they study from coast to coast to coast.
“The pandemic has had a significant impact on international students and the Canadian institutions and communities that host them. This is why we have implemented a series of measures to support them. We value the contribution of young people seeking a high-quality education in Canada, and we’re making every effort to minimize how current challenges affect their plans and dreams for the future.”
– The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship
As the fall season is fast approaching, the Minister has announced additional measures to support international students beginning a new program online this fall with a Canadian learning institution, if their institution is offering the program online, so that they can pursue their education while ensuring everyone’s safety.
The new measures include
providing priority study-permit processing for students who have submitted a complete application online, to ensure that permits are processed as quickly as possible
allowing students to count the time spent pursuing their studies online abroad toward their eligibility for a post-graduation work permit, if they have submitted a study permit application and if at least 50% of their program is completed in Canada
providing reassurances to international students who cannot submit all of the documentation needed to complete processing of their applications, and who choose to pursue programs through distance learning, by implementing a temporary 2-stage approval process
In 2019, Canada hosted over 650,000 international students at the post-secondary education level. More than 58,000 former international students have become Canadian permanent residents.
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