Pathways to Permanent Residency in Canada for International Students
Although Canada’s immigration targets have fallen short in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has not shaken the Canadian government’s determination to offer immigrants new opportunities. Demonstrating Canada’s commitment on October 30, 2020, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, Marco Mendicino, unveiled the 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan, according to which more than 400,000 immigrants will be welcomed by the country each year till 2023. This will directly benefit those who want to move to Canada, including students who have gone to study there.
Mr. Bhavnoor Singh Bedi, Managing Director, Pyramid eServices, said: “the new immigration levels plan has brought an excellent opportunity for those who want to settle in Canada. The levels have been increased to compensate for the immigration shortfall in 2020. earlier, Canada welcomed 4,01,000 immigrants in 1913; therefore, it is significant.”
It is worth mentioning that Canada will allow 401000 permanent residents in 2021, 411000 in 2022, and 421000 in 2023. In 2019, 341180 permanent residents were admitted to Canada.
Mr. Bedi further said, “Most students move to Canada at a young age after 12th, acquire Canadian qualifications and in-demand labour skills, and become even more proficient in English during their Study Program. They are often ideal candidates for permanent residency. Moreover, international students who graduated in Canada will benefit from it as they get up to 30 additional points in the CRS scoring system.”
“Similarly, there are points in CRS for Canadian work experience. After completing their courses, international students can stay back in Canada for up to 3 years and earn valuable work experience. During this time, they apply for PR.
CRS is a points-based system that IRCC uses to assess and score candidates’ profiles, based on which it ranks them in the Express Entry pool. The factors that influence a candidate’s eligibility include skills, education, language ability, work experience, etc.
Canadian Provinces and territories also run several programs for immigrants known as the Provincial Nominee Program. In 2019, approximately 68,647 foreigners got PR under PNP programs. International students can also apply to these programs.
Regarding upcoming Intakes to study in Canada, Mr Bedi said: “Canadian universities and colleges are accepting applications for January and 2021 intakes. Seats are filling up rapidly. Students who want to study abroad can get proper guidance from Pyramid’s visa experts.”
Mr. Bedi said that the immigrants would continue to be a key driver for furthering the Canadian economy because Canada’s birth rate is low, and they need skilled immigrants to sustain their economy. Immigrants, which includes international students, will be playing an essential role in expanding the working population in Canada.
Pyramid has been providing Study Abroad services for more than 16 years now and has tie-ups with many top-ranking Canadian Universities and Colleges. Students aspiring to study in Canada can take guidance from Pyramid’s experts by visiting Pyramid’s nearest branch or call at 92563-92563 for an appointment.
International students can now work in Canada more than 20 hours weekly during their study.