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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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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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5 Reasons Students Choose to Study in Canada

By Michael NirenDecember 19, 2019
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Are you considering becoming an international student and gaining a Canadian education? Are you wondering if studying in Canada would suit your needs and your plans for the future? Where you choose to study depends not just on what you want to study, but also on the quality of your life overall while you’re learning. […]

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The Secret to a Successful Study Permit Application

By Michael NirenJanuary 7, 2020
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Canada offers a great opportunity for all people. Not only having one of the most qualified education, but Canada also opens the door for those who would like to immigrate to Canada permanently. So, it’s very important to get approval for your study permit so that you can pave your road towards immigration. Also, for […]

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International Student Fraud Leads to Program Changes

By Michael NirenMarch 22, 2022
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Canada is taking a strong stance on international students. In the past, it was considered one of the easiest countries to enter as a student. Not only could a student gain a permit just for having intent to attend school. But there were no penalties for the student who never showed up for class. Program […]

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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

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ksaumure

Very good personal experience with this law firm. I am a Canadian and had overstayed a visa in the US and received a bar. Attorneys and staff were extremely knowledgeable. I was given accurate information with no false hopes. My case was completed and approved 3 months faster than expected. Overall, very satisfied with this firm and would highly recommend them. When you are in need of immigration assistance, it can be grave and critical to get help from someone who can be trusted – this firm is certainly trustworthy and will do whatever they can to get your case approved.

EDIT: Another great experience 5 years later with waiver renewal/lifting of my bar from the US. Very reasonable fees for the challenge of dealing with US immigration during Covid and new immigration laws. Another successful outcome with only a minor snag (not related to lawfirm). My bar was lifted and I am now free to travel to the US at will. Very satisfied.

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Allan Karumazondo

Thank You VisaPlace for your assistance in my study permit and a special mention To Alejandra,Nadia,Victoria and Khushboo . You are professional and make the process so easy and you provided me with answers to my questions through out the process. Thank you and I recommend you try this guys they are a team of professionals