The Quebec Ministry of Immigration has stated that ‘effective June 30, 2017, foreign students wishing to study in Quebec in a training program of a duration of more than six months must be admitted to or enrolled in a designated learning institution.’ A designated learning institution (DLI) is an institution that is recognized by the government of Canada for the purposes of international study. [Read more…]
Archives for June 2017
On June 26, the United States Supreme Court announced that President Trump’s so-called travel ban may be partially upheld. The ban — which limits some citizens from six Muslim-majority countries, namely Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, from travelling to the US — has caused, and may continue to cause, a great deal of uncertainty for citizens of those nations who are planning on visiting, studying, or working in the US. [Read more…]
Saturday June 24 marks Quebec’s annual provincial holiday — la Fête nationale, or National Holiday, also known as Saint Jean Baptiste Day. This holiday, which is predominately celebrated in Canada’s French-speaking province of Quebec, has been a statutory holiday since 1925.
International students can soon expect a faster route to Canadian citizenship now that Bill C-6, an act to amend the Citizenship Act, has passed into law. By fall 2017, it is expected that international graduates who become permanent residents will be able to count a portion of their time studying in Canada towards their citizenship residency requirement.
Each day spent in Canada as an international student or worker can count as a half-day, up to a maximum of 365 possible days. In addition, the residency requirement in order to be eligible for citizenship has also been reduced from four years to three years. Combined with the possibility of counting half days, this means that international graduates may be eligible to apply for citizenship as soon as two years after they obtain Canadian permanent resident status. [Read more…]
Canada is an increasingly popular destination for international business students, new figures show. In 2009, four percent of potential MBA students looking to study abroad were hoping to study in Canada. By 2016, this figure had grown to nine percent. In 2016, Canada was the second most preferred study destination for international student candidates from Africa, and the third most preferred study destination among Latin American and Central and South Asian candidates. As almost 60 percent of potential business students intend to study abroad, this growth could translate to an exciting future for international students studying business programs in Canada. [Read more…]
With thousands of students across Canada graduating this week and facing the next step in their lives, current students are likely looking on in anticipation. Job hunting and starting a career are exciting prospects to students, but you can do more than simply wait until graduation. Using your time wisely during your studies is key to getting a head-start upon graduation and landing your dream job. Read on to learn more about how to prepare in advance and make yourself noticeable to employers upon graduation. [Read more…]
A new report from the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) provides further confirmation that international students are coming to study in Canada in record numbers. RBC, one of Canada’s largest financial institutions, highlights particular growth in the number of middle-class students from India, China, and other emerging markets choosing to pursue higher education in Canada. [Read more…]