The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) has been active in recent weeks, inviting more than 1,000 international graduates of Canadian institutions to apply for provincial nomination since the beginning of 2017. In the latest draw, on March 22, 2017, 164 international graduates received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to the BC PNP.
International Masters and PhD Graduate Streams of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) reach intake limit within days of reopening. Both streams are scheduled to reopen to receive more applications within three months.
In a move that has been eagerly awaited by international graduates who have studied in the province, Ontario reopened two of its popular streams for graduates on February 21, 2017. The International Masters Graduate and International PhD Graduate Streams of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) offer a route to permanent residence for eligible graduates. In a testament to the popularity of these options, both streams reached their intake limit within days of reopening. [Read more…]
A new immigration program for the Atlantic provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island targets international graduates of institutions in these provinces. The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program, which is scheduled to begin receiving applications in March 2017, has a distinct category for international graduates to apply for permanent immigration to Canada.
The Atlantic International Graduate Program (AIGP) provides a new route for international graduates from eligible institutions to apply for permanent resident status in Canada. One of the most interesting features of this category is that international graduates do not require skilled work experience in order to be eligible. [Read more…]
Montreal, home to more than 30 universities and colleges, has been identified by QS Rankings as the best city in the world for students in 2017. Two of Canada’s other popular destinations for international students, Vancouver and Toronto, also place highly at number 10 and 11 respectively, with Toronto sharing 11th place with Hong Kong. [Read more…]
Ivan Nikolov, an international student at the College of the Rockies in British Columbia, is the latest winner of the CanadaVisa Scholarship for international students and post-graduate workers in Canada. The scholarship contest, which is held every month, gives members of the CanadaVisa Study Hub the opportunity to win $2,500. [Read more…]
Colleges and universities in Canada receive funding from a variety of public and private sources, with government investment playing a major role for many institutions. In recent weeks, the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario have committed to providing more than $950 million for research infrastructure at institutions across Ontario. [Read more…]
The International Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate streams of the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) are set to reopen to receive applications next week. Through these streams — which are two of the highest-volume streams under the OINP — eligible candidates may obtain Canadian permanent resident status. The province states that applications will be received through new online application systems, advising potential candidates to check online for further updates on February 21, 2017. [Read more…]
Five Canadian universities rank among the top 50 worldwide in the Times Higher Education list of most international universities for 2017. International universities are those that actively pursue international student and staff recruitment, and develop support networks for their international community.
A university’s international characteristics may also include research collaborations with foreign institutions and scholars, and partnerships with institutions and businesses overseas. Students at such universities may receive a global education, with opportunities to work or learn abroad. Career preparation at highly internationalized universities prepares students to enter a globally connected workforce.