Every year, thousands of Foreign Nationals come to Canada to study in our Universities, Colleges, and even High Schools. Foreign Nationals wishing to study in Canada require a Study Permit, and in many cases an accompanying visa.
Durham Region is home to several leading Canadian colleges and universities including Ontario Technology University/University of Ontario Institute Technology (Oshawa), Centennial College (Scarborough/Pickering/Toronto), Trent University (Peterborough/Oshawa), and Durham College (Oshawa).
STUDY WITH A STUDY PERMIT
Foreign nationals require a study permit to study at a Canadian Institution for longer than 6 months. To be considered eligible, the Institution must be recognised by IRCC and Visa-requiring Foreign Nationals will also require a Temporary Resident Visa.
STUDY WITHOUT A STUDY PERMIT
Some Foreign Nationals are able to study in Canada without a Study Permit. Eligible parties include those studying for under 6 months, most minor children in Canada, and the family members or staff of Foreign Diplomats.
WORK WHILE STUDYING IN CANADA
For those who need additional funds or wish to accrue job experience while studying in Canada, it may be possible to work at the same time.
STAYING IN CANADA AFTER GRADUATION
Most Foreign Nationals who wish to stay in Canada after graduation are eligible for an Open Work Permit, otherwise known as a Post-Graduate Work Permit.
STUDENT TO PERMANENT RESIDENT
Many students choose to immigrate permanently to Canada after having studied here. Canada provides ways to encourage you to stay, gain work experience, and contribute to Canada's economy and culture. There are Permanent Resident programs that can help you stay here permanently.
Calver and Associates can assist you with your study permit application to Canada. Our firm assists with the study permit application, as well as settling into your life as a student once you’re here. We work with you to ensure that you are meeting the conditions of your study permit while you’re in Canada, and we help you transition to a work permit, and to permanent residency.