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Canada Remains a Top Destination for International Students

By Zainab JamalMay 22, 2020
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Immigration remains a priority and at the forefront of the agenda as Canada continues to recognize the importance of immigration amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Immigration is of vital importance to Canada and the contributions of international students are undeniable. “International students contribute significant economic, social and cultural value to Canada”. Per The Honourable Marco E. L. […]

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How to Choose Where to Study in Canada

By Sierra AlongiMay 20, 2020
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Many newcomers take advantage of higher education and choose to study in Canada. When thinking about making this huge move, there are a lot of factors to think about when choosing where to study in Canada. It’s normal to have many questions when preparing for such a big move but don’t worry, we can help […]

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CAQ: Quebec Certificate of Acceptance

By CaseyMay 13, 2020
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The Certificat d’Acceptation du Quebec (Quebec Acceptance Certificate, CAQ) is required for most temporary foreign workers and students who intend to reside in the province of Quebec. Students Who Need a CAQ To get your CAQ, you will need to meet certain conditions. Studying has to be your main activity and you need to maintain a valid […]

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Canada Immigration Processing Time

By Ella BergquistSeptember 16, 2020
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Many times when foreign national is looking to immigrate to Canada they want to know how long it will take to get to Canada. Each visa has a different processing time and application process. The processing time for Canadian Visas is defined as how long it takes the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to […]

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International Students in Canada Can Work More Hours During Coronavirus

By Ella BergquistMay 3, 2020
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The Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) announced that Canadian students will receive $1,250 a month from May to August but unfortunately, International Students can not receive this funding. Despite this, Canada took other measures to help those international students in Canada. The Canadian government removed the restriction of how many hours international students can work. […]

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Can I Travel Outside of Canada While Studying As An International Student?

By Ella BergquistDecember 3, 2019
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Traveling while on a student visa in Canada can be a confusing topic and many students wonder where/ when they are able to travel. The short answer to: Can I Travel While Studying In Canada As An International Student? is yes. However, your student permit does not function as a travel document. This means that […]

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Prepare to Study in Canada: Checklist for International Students

By Ella BergquistDecember 3, 2019
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Starting your new collegiate career in Canada as an international student is an exciting time in your life. In order to hit the ground running in your chosen program, we have complied this checklist. It covers the essential items you need to have before arriving in Canada. Valid Visa and Up to Date Passport – […]

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Life in Canada as an International Student

By CaseySeptember 7, 2020
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Canada is known as a picturesque nation of cultural diversity, friendly people, and tolerant attitudes towards foreigners. Nearly a fifth of Canada’s students are welcomed from other nations, so here are some of the basics international students in Canada may need to know about Canadian life. University or College Life in Canada Higher education in Canada […]

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Scholarships For International Students in Canada 2019

By Ella BergquistJuly 20, 2020
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If you have been accepted to attend a university or college in Canada, congratulations! Getting accepted can be the hardest part but the second hardest part is paying for that college. Many international students will take out student loans to pay for higher education but the unknown secret is that there are scholarships for International […]

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Challenges International Students Face in Canada

By CaseyJuly 20, 2020
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Coming to Canada to study can be very exciting. It can also be a bit nerve wracking at first due to the indifference between your home country and Canada. Many international students are shocked at how different life in Canada can be. We have compiled a few challenges that international students face when coming to […]

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The Student Direct Stream Expands in Order to Support Francophone Immigration to Canada

By Ella BergquistSeptember 2, 2019
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On August 30, 2019 Canada made the Student Direct Stream (SDS) available to students from Senegal and Morocco beginning in September 9, 2019. The SDS aims to streamline student immigration by processing study permits quickly. Previously, SDS was available to students from China, India, the Philippines and Vietnam with the average processing time less than […]

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Quebec Graduate Stream is Temporarily Suspended

By Ella BergquistJuly 20, 2020
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Recently, the Ministry of Immigration for Quebec announced that there will be a temporary suspension on the intake of applications under the Quebec Graduate Stream of the Programme de l’experience quebecoise or the PEQ. There will be no new applications accepted unless they meet one of the two exceptions. This suspension is said to remain […]