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Studying in Canada: International Student News 2022

The latest news about studying in Canada as an international student, why you should choose Canada as a place to study, the secrets to a successful study permit. Canada offers scholarships for international students and also allows students to work part-time while studying in Canadian schools. To learn more about the immigration process and requirements for studying in Canada, visit our section on Canadian study permits.

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How Long Does it Take to Get a Canada Student Permit?

By Ella BergquistDecember 20, 2021
Study Permits

Canada is accepting and processing Canada Student Visa applications, however, there may be some delays due to COVID-19. Canada is one of the most popular places to immigrate to so it is no surprise that they receive thousands of international student visa applications every year! Studying in Canada offers many great opportunities including the opportunity […]

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How Flagpoling Can Be Used for Renewing Canada Visas

By Ella BergquistJune 8, 2021
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As more temporary residents seek fast immigration services, some firms are seeing a spike in the number of people that are flagpoling. Flagpoling is when a person leaves Canada and goes back to the USA without crossing into the country. The process can cause delays at busy border points. It is a perfectly legal process, […]

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Proposed Travel Restrictions for International Students In Ontario

By SierraDecember 29, 2021
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Note: This article may be out of date and travel restrictions may have changed. Click here to explore the most recent updates and travel restrictions in Canada! Recently, we’ve seen many different variations of travel restrictions to decrease the spread of COVID-19 in Canada. Along with temporary flight bans, individuals traveling through air must take […]

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International Students Affected by COVID-19

By Ella BergquistSeptember 16, 2020
Study Permits

It is no secret that the Coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone in the world. International students is a more silent group that has been affected tremendously. Although there are several options for international students to obtain permanent residency they aren’t realistic in today’s economy. The pandemic has made it nearly impossible for foreign students to […]

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Student Direct Stream (SDS): How and Who Can Apply

By SierraSeptember 8, 2020
Study Permits

Are you thinking about studying in Canada? You may be able to get your student permit quicker through the Student Direct Stream (SDS)! Designed by the IRCC in 2018, the Student Direct Stream was created as an expedited study permit application for international students who are interested in studying in Canada for higher education. Because […]

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International Students: Studying in the US or Canada

By Ella BergquistAugust 4, 2020
Study Permits

Pursing a college or post-graduate degree in a foreign country is an excellent way to expand your horizons. It provides you with a new look at a country and the opportunity for studying at excellent schools. You will demonstrate that you are adaptable and able to thrive in a culture other than your own. This […]

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Canada Remains a Top Destination for International Students

By amandauserMay 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 SierraMay 20, 2020
Study Permits

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 Processing Time 2022

By Ella BergquistApril 27, 2022
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Many times when a foreign national is looking to immigrate to Canada, they want to know how long it will take to get there. 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
Study Permits

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
Study Permits

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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Eddie de Witt

When you get the opportunity to go to the US for work from abroad, then I would say VisaPlace would be your best option to get all your documents in place. My 5 star feedback is based on the help I received from Danielle Grbic as she was really professional, I would straight away ask for Danielle to be in charge of your process. From the time that Danielle took over my case I felt confident that it will go well and at the end it went smoother than expected. On my own I would never have been able to get this internal work transfer done as a L1 visa and was best for the professionals to take charge. After arriving in the US, Danielle was still happy to assist with documents and advise. A huge thanks to Danielle and VisaPlace

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Sweet Ness

I spoke with Lilly last week and she’s incredible. Very informative and you can tell she definably cares about her job. She wasn’t pushy at all and she’s there to help you figure out if this service is right for you. I’d recommend contacting VisaPlace if you’re thinkin of traveling internationally and you have questions about the different types of permits.

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Peter Gianakas

I had a great experience with Andrew Diamond from The Visa Place. Andrew was very knowledgable and helped us every step of the way. When we had a discrepancy with my spouse’s Visa Andrew helped us navigate the system in the USA. He even offered to speak directly to the customs and border control officer to help us iron out the situation. Overall the experience was very good and smooth. I highly recommend Andrew and his services at The Visa Place.

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Vanessa Gomes

I spoke with Lilly last week and she’s incredible. Very informative and you can tell she definably cares about her job. She wasn’t pushy at all and she’s there to help you figure out if this service is right for you. I’d recommend contacting VisaPlace if you’re thinkin of traveling internationally and you have questions about the different types of permits.

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TK B

Great firm. They helped me with my visa at a reasonable cost. They were very responsive and most importantly compassionate about my situation. I have no hesitation to recommend them to others

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Nirmal Singh

Really the best immigration law firm. I got visa with their help, they helped me at every step. They answered every single question. I ‘d recommend 10/10

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Krista Sparkes

Extremely satisfied with the professionalism, expertise, efficiency, speed and thoroughness at which my file was managed. Fadi & Danielle are true class acts! Their response times were fantastic (especially during a high-stress period), their quality of work was phenomenal, and their willingness to go the extra mile (without hidden costs, no less!) to prepare me for my work permit interview was unmatched. I strongly recommend VisaPlace to anyone seeking legal counsel as it relates to cross-border services. Highest Regards, Krista