4 Reasons to Study
According to the CBIE (Canadian Bureau for International Education), more than 600,000 will come to Canada in 2019. For 2020, there could be an impact due to Covid-19, but still, Canada is a popular study destination because of Canada’s top education. Canada is considered one of the safest countries in the world. According to Top Universities, Canada has three universities in the top 100.
In this post, we will share 4 reasons to study in Canada, followed by 7 benefits for international students after their studies.
1. Benefit from a world-class education
Degrees from Canadian colleges and universities are recognized worldwide. The Canadian education system encourages interdisciplinary studies and the development of transferable skills (e.g., critical thinking, teamwork, and communication) and uses cutting-edge technology and digital media.
2. Work in Canada After Your Studies
Why return home when you have already familiarized yourself with the incredible Canadian lifestyle and have the opportunity to start your career right here in one of the strongest economies in the world? Canada offers international graduates the opportunity to apply for a Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) which not only makes it incredibly easy to work in the country as a foreign national, but increases your chances of becoming a permanent resident. As a permanent resident, you can sponsor your family members to relocate to Canada.
3. Ability to apply for permanent residency after your studies.
Depending on your program of study and level of qualification, you may be eligible for provincial immigration programs once you graduate in Canada. Provinces such as Ontario and British Columbia have international student streams through which they accept applications for permanent residency from students with job offers who have graduated from an educational institution in their region.
4. More affordable study programs.
Affordability plays an important role in choosing a study destination. Although tuition in Canada is not cheap or free, it is more affordable than in other countries such as the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. The main reason is that the Canadian dollar is weaker than the U.S. dollar, the pound sterling, and the euro.
Six benefits for international students after graduation
Anyone who dreams of immigrating to Canada can take the first step by studying. Exchange is one way to facilitate the process and obtain permanent residency in the country. Check out 7 ways it helps you achieve your goal.
- Increased Immigration Score
Everyone who exchanges to Canada and does a college/university increases their Express Entry score to immigrate. The academic level is the second most important element for the score. Even those who already have a bachelor’s degree can take a specialization course (even if it is of short duration) and earn extra points, which makes the immigration process easier.
In the case of a certificate and diploma, if the course is taken at a private institution, the extra score increases the academic level. In the case of a public institution, in addition to the academic level, the score is increased by the fact of having studied at a public or publicly funded institution.
If the student is pursuing graduate studies in Brazil, this provides recognition in Brazil. In Canada, the certificate/diploma is valid worldwide, and the investment is of comparable value to a good course in Brazil.
- Possibility of immigration through work
If the exchange student is studying in Canada and can work in the country – in a field related to the experience in Brazil – he/she can ask the employer for help to initiate the provincial immigration process (International Graduate), even during the study period.
With the approval of the process, the study can be interrupted (although it is not recommended) to wait for the immigration process to finish.
- Professional reorientation
The study can also help to reorient the career if it is impossible to work in the area. This is the case for professions that require rehabilitation of the degree. It is possible to look for an alternative career or to make a specialization that allows acting in a more specific field.
This is very advantageous for professions such as civil engineering. In this profession, the engineer cannot work in the field signing projects with only a Brazilian diploma. In this case, he/she can take a construction management course within the area but is more concerned with work management.
- Recoup the financial investment with PGWP
Those who go to Canada to study at a public or publicly funded institution can work in the country for the same length of time as the post-graduation work permit. Those who study for two years or more are granted three years of work permit.
During this period, it is possible to recoup the investment made in the study, as the remuneration in the country is high. The stay also helps you decide if you really want to live in Canada.
- Access to other immigration processes
Those who come to study in Canada have access to immigration processes that do not require financial proof. These are available in some provinces and also depend on the program for which you are eligible. Therefore, the investment you make in your studies will not affect your immigration.
- Canadian Experience
Studying in Canada also helps you immigrate because of the experience you have gained in the country. The Canadian experience class is an example, as it allows foreign professionals with experience in Canada to become residents of the country.
For this option, one must obtain a higher education degree and apply for a work visa for up to three years. After one year of experience, if the professional meets the requirements, it is possible to apply for permanent residence.
In addition, the experience of studying in Canada is useful for personal and professional life, as it changes lives and adds a differential to the curriculum.