A Complete Guide To Studying In Canada

In view of pursuing further education away from home, it stipulates a meticulous proposition and groundwork that utterly help to achieve academic aspiration and professional milestones. Among a plethora of alternatives to choose from, international students are more fascinated by Canadian education lately due to its high-quality education system, diverse culture, excellent opportunities for academic and career development, competitive expenses, networking, and global connections, to name a few, and Nepalese students are no exception to this reality.

study visa application

In order to maximize the chances of getting approval for the study visa application, one must properly comprehend and scrutinize each step that magnifies the approval and eases the all-inclusive application undertaking. Thus, the focus has been placed on providing the Canadian educational aspirant with a glass-like pathway to navigate and achieve unparalleled academic accomplishment. The steps provided illuminate the path to a greater achievement with ease.

Before the academic venture sets off to the land of limitless opportunities and challenges, one must satisfy the English language proficiency requirement, which must be at an advanced level to successfully receive the Letter of Acceptance (LOA) from the Designated Learning Institution (DLI) and get approval from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Consequently, meeting the minimum English language proficiency requirement is the preliminary step toward making one’s Canadian academic dream a reality. The most preferred language proficiency tests are such as IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, and Duolingo; nonetheless, the latter one is accepted by Canadian institutions but not by the IRCC for the visa application.

IELTS is accepted by Canada

Having met the prerequisites for English competence opens up further avenues for the selection of top-notch Canadian educational institutions that align with the program of study and interest, are relevant to the market, are affordable, and are conducive to academic, personal, and professional growth. Among a number of excellence educational establishments, one must research thoroughly to ensure that they will likely bring academic prosperity upon graduation and make the graduates stand out in a global job market. Hence, finalizing the academic institution and program of study should not be a matter of regret later.

Upon setting the seal on the Canadian establishment and program of study, aspirants must submit an application for a Letter of Acceptance (LOA), and the expected length of receiving the LOA varies by institution. However, specifically, it takes from two days to two months. And right after getting approval from the Canadian institution for the LOA, one must be prepared to pay the initial seat reservation fee to the respective institution by the due date specified in the LOA. Failing to make the payment in a timely manner results in the cancellation or revocation of the issued LOA. As a result of this, one must be attentive toward the deadline to retain the offered seat in the program of study.

In addition, the more daunting experience is yet to be experienced by the aspirants whilst preparing and arranging the Canadian student visa application documents, as it mostly entails proper guidance and expertise to carry out the application without hassle. The predominant documents are such things as proof of financial support, well-executed SOPs, pertinent prior employment in the chosen field of study, a medical screening report, and meticulously demonstrated academic and professional advancement with a world-class education from Canadian institutions upon coming back to the homeland, Nepal. In the absence of such pivotal factors, one will most likely come across a refusal of the application. Thus, ensuring all requirements are met leads to a much-anticipated outcome: approval. The average processing time for the visa application varies from time to time; however, applicants must expect to receive the decision within one to three months.

After the approval of the student visa application from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), a student granted a visa must submit the original travel document (Passport) at Visa Facilitation Services Global (VFS) to the Canadian High Commission, situated in India, to finalize the application. The travel document with a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) can be collected from the VFS nearly two to three weeks after the initial submission, which only allows the students to enter Canada.

To pursue the program that is chosen at the Canadian educational institutions, students will be issued a study permit at the port of entry upon arrival at the Canadian airport. The study permit is an authorization that entitles a TRV holder to undertake academic education at the Designated Learning Institution, and specifically, the permit would be granted for the length of the chosen program plus three months to enable students to decide on the next move. As a result, a student pursuing the program at the Canadian establishments must be watchful for the expiration of the study permit, and intending to study an additional year of the program or apply for a Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) must be initiated before the expiration of the existing permit to maintain legal status in Canada. Moreover, it is highly encouraged to renew or extend the current study permit at least 30 days prior to it becoming invalid.

Study in Canada

In regard to the Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP), the federal government of Canada has set the rules that international graduates from Canadian institutions will be granted the authorization to stay back and maintain a status as an employee for the equal length of the pursued program of study. For instance, if the graduates studied for 8 months, the work permit would most likely be issued for the duration of the same. On an exciting note, pursuing a two-year academic program would make the graduates eligible for up to three years of work permit to gain real Canadian work experience, a crucial step toward a permanent settlement in Canada through a number of economic pathway programs.

International graduates from Canadian institutions

In a nutshell, all incertitude comes to an end when you step in or connect virtually with a team of the International Career Counseling Center (ICCC). The dedicated and expert team, with a decade of exceptional expertise in guiding and assisting Canadian education aspirants from Nepal, has marked a phenomenal presence in Nepal. The ICCC is a peerless service provider that not only plays a decisive role in the academic venture one intends to pursue but also benefits students for the permanent resident application after the completion of the program and gaining Canadian employment because of its association with the Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC). Consequently, the ICCC is the only end-to-end service provider to guide the aspirants from the initial study visa application to a long-term settlement in Canada.

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