The Ontario government has recently opened its popular International Student and Foreign Worker streams . Instead of the maddening first-come, first-serve system of the past, the OINP has launched a new EOI points system that allows applicants who qualify to enter first into a pool. The government will subsequently conduct draws to allow those with
IRCC has recently come out with new rules for international students in Canada. Here are some of the highlights.
While studying in Canada is an excellent path to permanent residence, there are many immigration landmines an international student will want to avoid along the way. Here are some pieces of advice we have for students: Post-graduation work permits (PGWP): Each international student is only allowed ONE post-graduation work permit, so use it wisely! There are
One of the most important benefits of studying in Canada is the ability to qualify for the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP). The PGWP program allows international students who have completed a qualifying program at an approved post-secondary institution to obtain an open work permit. Only certain universities and colleges offer programs that are eligible for
We have received further information regarding Ontario’s Immigrant Nominee Program for Masters Graduate, PhD Graduate, and Express Entry Human Capital Priorities which may open as early as this afternoon. Here are some of the key details: There have been dramatic changes to how applications will be processed. These include: All applications will be submitted online.
The government announced yesterday significant changes to the Express Entry program that are to come into effect on November 19, 2016. These changes will alter how points are awarded within the current system. The most significant changes include the following: Points will now be awarded to applicants that graduate from Canadian post- secondary institutions. Applicants
The Ontario government has just announced that its quotas for accepting most applications under its provincial nominee program (OINP) are full. The following applications will no longer be accepted for at least the next 6 months and will be returned: Masters and PhD Graduate program applications submitted after May 9, 2016. Invitations for
Together with student groups at universities and colleges throughout Ontario, Long Mangalji will be offering free immigration seminars to international students this fall. Come and join us if you are a member of one of the following groups: McMaster University, International Graduate Students Association Date: October 8 Time: 4:00-6:00 pm Place: Council Chambers room,
This summer has been heating up with new rules for international students. In one of our previous posts we had told you about the new rules regarding study permits and off-campus work permits that came into place on June 1, 2014. Recently, the government cancelled the post-graduate LMO recruiting exemption for international students who are