Applying for Canada PR as an International Student

By Sierra April 26, 2021 (Updated December 20, 2021) 2 min. read
international students

May 21 Update: Within 24 hours, the newest PR pathway for international students in Canada exceeded the number of applications being accepted. This week, Prime Minister Mendicino hinted at a possible plan to raise this cap. Those still interested in becoming a permanent resident as an international student may have a chance so stay tuned for more updates!

In most cases, Canadian international students have the qualifications and meet the requirements to become permanent residents. As Canada works hard to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, two new pathways for international students have been announced that lead to permanent residency. If you looking to settle in Canada in a more permanent role after expanding your education, you’ve come to the right place, lets learn about adjusting your study permit to Canada PR with these two new pathways!

Learn about these new permanent resident streams below!

Current Application Submissions (CLOSED)

The International Graduate PR Pathway cap has already been met as of May 7th, 2022.

Category# of Applications Accepted# of Applications Already Submitted
International Graduates40,00040,000
Last Updated: 5/10/2021

Recently Graduated International Students

The Canadian government is looking to invite 40,000 applications through this new pathway curated for graduated international students in Canada. Learn more about the requirements needed below!


French-Speaking International Graduates

The other new pathway is specifically for French-speaking international graduates in Canada. Due to a shortage of French-speaking workers in provinces other than Quebec, there is no intake cap for this new program. See if you meet the requirements below!


Did You Miss Your Chance To Apply For the International Graduate PR Stream?

Don’t worry! There may be other options for you to become a Canadian permanent resident. Contact VisaPlace today as all our cases are handled by competent and experienced immigration professionals who are affiliated with VisaPlace. These professionals consist of lawyers, licensed paralegals, and consultants who work for VisaPlace Legal, an award-winning immigration firm that adheres to the highest standards of client service.

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