Many Provincial Nomination Programs (PNPs) and other immigration programs encourage international students to stay in Canada after their studies are completed.

Canada has provided ways to encourage international students and graduates to stay, gain work experience, or otherwise contribute to Canada's economy and culture. Many graduates first obtain a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) before going on to apply for permanent resident status. Here are some popular immigration programs for former international students in Canada

Immigrate after studying in Canada

There may be more Canadian immigration options than you think. Get a complete overview with our at-a-glance table.

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Provincial Nominee Programs

If you have been studying in Canada as an international student, your province may have a PNP category that makes you eligible for fast-track Canadian permanent residence. In addition, some provinces allow international graduates to make an application to their PNP, even if they didn't study in that province.

Provincial Nominee Programs with an International Graduate Category:

To find out if you are eligible for permanent immigration to Canada, please fill out a free online assessment today.

Latest News

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    International students applying for a Post-Graduation Work Permit will now have six months to apply once they obtain their final marks and will no longer require a valid study permit.  

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