Solid Foundations for International Graduates

In November 2016, the federal government announced changes to the Express Entry system to make it easier for international graduates to become permanent residents of Canada. The changes, which became effective on November 19, 2016, greatly benefit Canada’s International Graduates.  Relevant changes include: Arranged Employment is now worth only 50 points in most cases (200 for senior managerial positions); Canadian…


Changes to regulations related to International Students and Study Permits

Canada has long been recognized as one of the top destinations for international students pursing higher education.  Indeed, the federal government issues thousands of Study Permits every year to Foreign Nationals who are intending to study in Canada.  However, with its growth, the International Student Program has experienced an increasing number of problems in recent years.  In many cases, unlicensed and…


Routes to permanent residence for International Students

In previous articles I have talked in the past about various routes to permanent residence for International Students residing in British Columbia and other parts of Canada.  For those in BC, the BC Provincial Nominee Program’s International Graduates category remains an excellent option.  And graduate students in BC should be aware that the International Post-Graduate Pilot Project has recently been extended until…