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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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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
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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 2022

By Ella BergquistMarch 21, 2022
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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 […]

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What Can International Students Do in Canada? FAQ about Studying in Canada

By Ella BergquistJuly 20, 2020
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Canada is one of the number one countries to study higher education in which makes it very popular for international students. Many young adults and adults study abroad in Canada for the many opportunities they allow. VisaPlace receives a lot of questions pertaining to what can international students do while in their studying in Canada. […]

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Things You Should Know Before Studying in Canada

By CaseyJuly 20, 2020
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Moving to a foreign country to continue your education can introduce some changes and challenges that you will need to prepare yourself for before coming to Canada to study. Although Canada is one of the most popular country for higher education there are many things that international students aren’t aware of before coming here. There […]

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Top 3 Universities in Canada

By Ella BergquistJuly 20, 2020
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Deciding where to go to university or where to do postgraduate work can be a stressful  time for many students. Luckily, if you are considering studying in Canada, there are many wonderful  options. Canada boasts three of the top universities in the world: University of Toronto, McGill University and the University of British Columbia.   […]

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Was Your Canada Study Permit Refused? Understand Your Options

By Michael NirenFebruary 17, 2022
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The Coronavirus has affected International Students and Canadian Study Permits in a few different ways. Canada is still accepting all Study Permit applications! Those looking to enter Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic must self-isolate for 14 days after arriving in Canada.Find out more information on Studying in Canada during the Coronavirus pandemic. After being accepted […]

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What and Where to Study in Canada to Get a Job

By Ella BergquistMarch 16, 2022
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Many people already know that Canada is one of the best countries to get your college degree. Canada has advanced technology and teaching methods that it attracts international students seeking a degree, higher standard of living, rich culture, and amazing employment opportunities that Canada offers. This is why so many international students have chosen to […]

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How to Work While Studying in Canada

By CaseyJuly 20, 2020
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In Canada, foreign/international students whom are studying may also work on or off campus while doing so as long as they have a valid study permit. In order for an international student to be qualified to work during their studies, they must: Hold a valid Canadian study permit Remain a satisfactory academic standing as determined by […]

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Arash Sorkhabi

I’m satisfied with the expertise and professionalism with which my case was managed and handled. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the firm for its support. Although it has been a long process time due to Covid, Nadia has always been one of the first people to guide me step by step through the path during this stressful and unprecedented time. I strongly recommend VisaPlace to anyone seeking legal counsel.

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Sarb walia

I am thrilled to share that , We have just got our Permanent residence status under humanitarian and compassionate category. It was great experience to get professional service from visaplace. All team members very knowledgeable, hard worker, polite and professional. Special thanks to Yasmeen Ali, who always guide me through out processs. Its not easy task to get positive output in HM Category. I am highly recommend visaplace for any kind of immigration needs.

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Shannon Wilde

Applying for my E2 Visa was so overwhelming for me. As soon as I engaged VisaPlace all that worry and stress was gone. They guided me through the entire process and set me up for success! I would 100% recommend using them for any of your Visa Needs.

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Julia Rood

I reached out to VisaPlace kind of on a whim, knowing that I needed to apply for permanent residency in order to stay with my spouse and our two cats. They were immediately and incredibly responsive, and almost instantly made me feel that I was dealing with professionals who cared about my case.

I reached out to them August last year, and today got the confirmation that my permanent residency has been approved. The people I worked with in VisaPlace stuck with me through the whole process, answering any questions and assuaging any fears that I had about the process, my application, or what I needed to do. Even when my anxiety made me snappy (I apologized immediately!) they handled my case and me with professionalism and compassion. Immigration is a stressful, scary process. I wanted professionals who knew the ins-and-outs so that I had the best chance of being able to come to Canada.

And now, I get to stay in Canada with my partner of nearly 10 years, and I couldn’t be happier. I would absolutely recommend this service to anyone who wants immigration help! A big thank you, especially, to Alejandra and Nadia for handling my case. I’m so lucky to have had your help!

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Sanjida Prima

Had a great experience working with the people at VisaPlace for a Permanent Residency application! The team I dealt with (Nadia B., Krisztina T., Mansi S.) was extremely knowledgeable, prompt and handled the case with care. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone in need!

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Jen Wilbert

VisaPlace has excellent, fabulous staff that helps with your immigration needs. I appreciate your help! Very affordable! I appreciate you being there for me every step of the way! I can’t thank you enough!

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Alison Pinto

Truly a very systematic, professional and pleasant team. My student file was with Gunjan and Yasmeen. They handled my case so well, always replied to all my queries and really did the best they can to keep me calm during the process. Yasmeen is truly very professional and completed my application in a timely and very organized manner. Would definitely recommend this organization to everyone.