Once you graduate, there are several pathways for you to immigrate to Canada. Below, you will find the three most common ones:
1- Immigrate to Canada through the Express Entry, Canadian Experience Class program (CEC) after completing your studies and obtaining your Post-Graduation Work permit (PGWP)
If you are eligible to apply for a PGWP (Post Graduation Work Permit) upon graduation, and you are able to obtain qualified work experience in Canada during that period, you have the option to apply for the Canadian permanent residency (PR) through the Express Entry, Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
To be eligible for this program, you must:
2- Immigrate to Canada through a Provincial Nominee Program
A Provincial Nominee Program, or PNP, is a process that allows a province to nominate a prospective immigrant for Canadian permanent residency (PR). After you receive a provincial nomination, you can submit an official application for your permanent residency in Canada!
Because each province has their own demographic and economic needs, each one will have a different PNP category - or streams - tailored especifically according to their needs.
Here are a few of the provincial nominees programs that are designated specifically for international graduates in Canada:
3- Continue to work in Canada after your studies with a LMIA
If you received a job offer from a Canadian employer supported by a LMIA - Labour Market Impact Assessment, you might be able to stay in Canada as a worker, with a work permit linked to that speciifc job offer. Besides, you may obtain additional points to apply for your immigration to Canada via the Express Entry system.
The LMIA is employer-driven, which means it must be requested by your employer.
Your employer must be a genuine employer with enough means to support your wages.
In most cases, it is also required to prove that there are no Canadian candidates who meet the requirements of that job position.
You also have the option to open your own business in Canada and apply for a LMIA Owner / Operator.
Applying for a LMIA is a detailed and complex process, so we recommend the support of one of our Regulated Canadians Immigration Consultants.
Upon obtaining a positive LMIA, you may also be able to receive additional points into your Express Entry profile and immigrate to Canada.
To see if you are eligible for one of these programs, talk to one of our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants!
Whatever your end goal is, e-Visa has over 500 partner schools. We can help you find the best program for you! And if you plan to stay in Canada after graduation, our team of Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants and Visa Experts will guide you through all the processes, from start to finish.