Low-income students from China and Southeast Asia will be able to get free legal advice on immigration issues in their own language.
A Post-Graduation Work Permit is the first step to permanent resident status for students who want to immigrate to Canada. Permits are arriving much faster this year.
Students might be able to pick up the phone and get authoritative, free immigration advice in Chinese, Arabic or several other languages, if an influential Ottawa committee has its way. That’s one of 21 recommendations in a report about how to improve immigration in Canada.
Most international students should avoid non-essential travel outside Canada, if possible. Immigration lawyer Will Tao outlines the issues with the rule that students “actively pursue studies” in Canada.
An experimental immigration program gives companies and employers the power to pick new immigrants. Students in Atlantic Canada are at the centre of the experiment.
Students can count time studying in Canada when they apply for citizenship.