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The four most popular ways for international students to immigrate to Canada

          International students have become an important part of the immigration army that cannot be ignored in recent years. More and more international students choose to come to Canada to study, work and immigrate. However, most of the international students do not know how to stay in Canada. Come down, today Terry Immigration will take you to understand the four most commonly used immigration methods for Canadian students.

1 Federal Express Entry

         Federal Express Entry, also known as EE by students. EE is a selection process for Canadian federal independent immigration. It is selected for admission by the CRS scoring system. It is not an immigration program. EE contains three projects below, but the EE projects coordinated by various Canadian provinces are also included in the lottery. The specific projects include: CEC federal experience immigration category, FSW federal skilled immigration category, and FST federal skilled worker immigration category.

Among them, experience immigration CEC is the most suitable for international students: if you have worked for one year after graduating from a Canadian undergraduate degree or above (the position must be above category B, if you work for two years, you can add points), and the language score is qualified (CLB8 level, that is, IELTS) 8777, hearing 8), then you can directly apply for EE alone to complete the immigration application. After the application is completed, it will be accepted and approved within half a year, which is one of the fastest immigration channels at present.

2 BC Provincial Nominee Program

         BCPNP, BC Provincial Nominee Program, is the BC Provincial Nominee Program. This is one of the most mature and stable immigration channels in BC at present. In particular, in 2017, the period for international students to apply for permanent residence was extended from 2 years to 3 years after graduation. This channel has become an excellent choice for the majority of international students.

This is an employer-driven program, so the key to successful application is whether the applicant has a qualified employer sponsor, a standard salary, and a strong reference letter from that employer. Relatively speaking, the language requirements of this project are not as high as other projects.

In terms of time, it does not take one year to apply for a job. However, due to the slow processing time, it will take a year and a half to get the result.


        EE+BC PNP literally means to apply for two programs at the same time, which is also one of the programs we think is most suitable for international students. This project can enjoy the advantages of fast-track processing time and the advantages of low language requirements for provincial nomination projects. It can be said that it can have both.

In this project, applicants first apply for BC provincial nomination; after receiving BC provincial nomination, they submit an EE application to enjoy the fast track. Because according to regulations, EE applicants who have received provincial nomination can have nomination bonus points of 600 points. You must know that the EE invitation score in 2018 is basically around 440 points, and adding 600 points means that the lottery is stable. After being selected, it will help applicants get the Maple Leaf Card more quickly because of the fast approval feature of EE.

Although this project relieves some of the shortcomings of the EE or BCPNP project alone, it still needs the sponsor's guarantee to get extra points through provincial nomination, but Teri Immigrant has rich employer resources, so the only difficulty is no longer. is difficult.

4 family reunification immigration

          The last item is for reference to friends who have boyfriends/girlfriends who are local. In this case, you can immigrate through spousal sponsorship: all Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, as long as they are over 19 years old, can apply to sponsor relatives to immigrate to Canada. Spouses who can be sponsored not only refer to spouses who are legally married, but also include spouses who have lived together for more than one year.

The main process is:

The sponsor applies to the Department of Immigration to sponsor eligible relatives to come to Canada,

After the above application is approved, the applicant shall submit an application for immigrating to Canada to the Canadian embassy in the local area;

After the above application is approved, the applicant will go to the local designated institution for immigration medical examination.

Compared with the several immigration methods introduced above, the requirements and procedures for reuniting immigrants can be said to be very simple and rude. But you need to pay attention to the following two points:

The sponsor must have lived in Canada until the sponsored person was granted immigration status.

The income of the guarantor needs to reach the corresponding amount stipulated by the Immigration Bureau, and its purpose is to ensure that the guarantor and the guarantor can live independently.

It is roughly the same for several convenient ways for our international students. To sum up, after graduation, the recommended practice for international students is to apply for a graduation work permit first, and then decide which program to use to submit the application according to the job opportunities obtained and your language ability.

If you have any questions or want to prepare immediately, please contact us as soon as possible~ The most professional consultants will provide you with the most suitable solutions!

Advantages of studying in Canada and transferring to immigration

In 2020, Canada was rated as the "Best Study Abroad Country in the World" by the Global Education Network. The results show that Canada ranks first, Australia ranks second, and the United States can only rank fifth. Among the many selections, Canada is known for its pristine natural scenery, friendly and friendly local people, and tolerance and diverse cultures. It is the best choice for international students seeking to study abroad. International students experience a new and exotic culture during their studies at the school, and in the process, they obtain Canadian higher education and internship opportunities, and after completing Canadian higher education, international students can apply for a graduation work permit, and finally have the opportunity to apply for permanent immigration to Canada.

Terry Immigration is here to help you list the advantages of studying in Canada and transferring to immigration:

During school:

1. Free education for children

International students holding Canadian study visas and studying full-time degree programs in Canadian universities or colleges can apply for free public education at the local public education bureau. The free duration is equal to the duration of the study permit for international students.

2. Partner work visa

Married students holding a Canadian study visa and studying full-time at a Canadian university or college can apply for a work visa for their partner for the same length of time as the study visa. Partners can take skilled immigration through work synchronously. One person can apply for immigration at the same time.


After graduation:

1. Work permit policy

The Graduate Work Permit is an open work permit. International students who have completed a high school education or above and completed a study program in Canada for more than 8 months will obtain a work visa of the same length as the study period after graduation, with a maximum of 3 years. The validity period of the post-graduate work permit can help the applicant complete the transition of immigration status in Canada.

2. Various ways to immigrate to Canada

In general, after completing the 16-month study program, you can obtain a 2-3-year graduation work permit, and during this time, students can apply for Canadian immigration through the following channels.

A. Canadian Experience Class

One of the federal EE Express Entry immigration categories, through Canadian experience immigration, international students can apply for Canadian permanent resident status more easily and quickly. Graduated from a legal higher education institution in Canada, with at least one year of work experience in management, professional, technical or trade industries in Canada after graduation, and an English score of CLB7 or above. After the comprehensive score, you can get an invitation through the CRS scoring system. In 2020, the EE scoring result hovers around 470. It is suggested that applicants in need should not give up any opportunity to add points and improve their competitiveness.

B. The Federal Skilled Worker Program

One of the federal EE Express Entry immigration categories, the requirement for federal skilled immigration is that the applicant needs a high school or higher ECA certification, has skills or experience that meet the needs of the Canadian job market, and has an English score of CLB7 or above, and a comprehensive score to obtain immigration opportunities. In the past two years, with the increase of overseas applicants, the federal EE score has continued to rise. Under the condition that the applicant's age remains unchanged, academic qualifications and language have become the main points for applicants to add points.

C. Provincial Nominee Program

Most Canadian provinces and territories have agreements with the government to allow independent nominations of immigrants whose skills, education or work experience meet local economic and market requirements. One of the application conditions is that the applicant needs to have a local employer that meets the requirements of the provincial immigration department. After the applicant's academic qualifications, salary, employer and other conditions meet the requirements, they can obtain Canadian permanent resident status.


Studying abroad is one of the ways to immigrate to Canada, and it is the most economical way. TQ Canada Immigration Consultant(TQCIC)  is willing to help qualified applicants  find suitable job opportunities in Canada by applying for a work visa after graduation. Finally, with the support of the employer, the immigration application qualification can be obtained.

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