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Immigration to Canada - Immigration after studying abroad

Immigration after study abroad

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The US immigration process is different from Canada and Australia.
It is a safe program that allows you to obtain permanent residency first and then enter the United States.
However, there may be disadvantages in the procedure time when applying in Korea.
We recommend that you find the fastest and safest route after consulting with the head office.

Immigrating after studying in Canada

Immigrating after studying in Canada

It refers to an immigration program that grants permanent residency to international students in Canada , and is largely divided into the Canada Experience Class (CEC) and the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Children and spouses can acquire permanent residency together, and they can apply for PNP at the same time if they meet CEC immigration qualifications. Most immigration laws have been changed to make it easier for people who have been issued a working visa after studying in Canada to apply for and issuance of immigration. You can find out. However, to apply for CEC, you must be employed in the occupational category defined by the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC). Occupational groups are very diverse, such as medical, social welfare, childcare, hotel, cooking, accounting, etc.


Canadian Experienced Immigrants who are part of Federal Immigration. After graduating from college for at least two years at a university, a program that obtains a Post Graduate Work Permit and works full-time for more than one year (more than six months depending on the region) to obtain qualifications to apply for permanent residence


State immigration implemented by each state. 
A program that selects international students who are needed in each province in Canada according to an agreement with the Federal Immigration Service

CEC (Canada Experience Class)

CEC (Canada Experience Class) Canadian Experience Class


  • Employment conditions
    - Experience working in an appropriate occupational group (NOC skill level 0 or skill level A, B) that can immigrate full-time for more than one year after graduating from college with a post graduate work permit
    * Submission of scores stipulated by occupational group


  • Graduation conditions
    - Graduated from a program of at least two years at a Canadian public college or provincial accredited private university


  • English condition
    - NOC Skill level 0,A occupation group -
      English (or French) proficiency of CLB 7 or higher
    - NOC Skill level B occupational group - English (or French) proficiency of CLB 5 or higher

    * Language test types when applying for CEC: CELPIP-G (English), IELTS-General Test (English), TEF (French)


  • Other conditions
    Applicants can apply for permanent residency through the Express Entry program, which is recommended by the Immigration Service and can be applied only if the basic qualifications are met.
    - If you apply for permanent residence within 3 years of graduation, you can continue to stay in Canada until the results of your permanent residence are issued.
    - You must have no criminal history in Canada.
    - You have no health or background checks and are legally residing in Canada. After the application and acceptance take effect, an interview with an immigration official is required.
    - Documents to be prepared include passport and permanent resident confirmation document (CORP).

CEC Advantages

  • Because the barriers to entry into the Canadian labor market have increased due to the tightening of LMIA requirements, the Postgraduate Work Permit, given after studying in Canada, is almost the only way for foreigners to find employment in Canada.

  • The Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Service has a strong will to select immigrants through economic benefits and experience immigration that facilitates the selection of qualified personnel.

  • It is possible to issue an off-campus work permit while studying, so it is possible to work part-time for less than 20 hours a week even during the school year. (Study and employment can be combined) After graduation, you can legally stay and work for up to 3 years with the post graduate work permit, so there are no status restrictions on employment immediately after graduation.

  • The spouse of an international student can work legally by issuing an open work permit during the study period, and the foreign student's accompanying children are provided with free Canadian public elementary/middle/high school education regardless of the number of children through the issuance of a study permit.

  • Studying abroad for more than two years naturally enhances your understanding of local culture and region, builds relationships that require employment, and is relatively easy to adapt to. By improving your English, you have a lot of options for quality careers.

Recommended colleges by major

Immigration after studying abroad - Recommended colleges by major that facilitate local employment

Department of Nursing

Humber College, Fanshawe College, Confederation College, Mohawk College, Conestoga College

Department of Architecture

George Brown College , Fanshawe College , Centannial College

hospital administration

Centennial College, Fanshawe College,  George Brown College, Mohawk College, SAIT

Department of Business

SAIT, Humber College, Niagara College, George Brown College

Department of Culinary Arts

Le Cordon Bleu, Vancouver  community , Niagara College 

Early childhood education

George Brown College , Seneca College , Algonquin College , Humber College , Douglas College 

Department of Automobile Maintenance

Centennial College, Fanshawe College, Conestoga College

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Centennial College, British Columbia Institute Tech (BCIT), Georgian College, Mohawk College

Department of Aviation Maintenance

British Columbia Institute Tech (BCIT), Centennial College, Fanshawe College

Department of Accounting

BCIT, Douglas College, Centannial College, Sheridan College,  Georgian College, Seneca College, Humber College

architectural design

Seneca College, George Brown College

graphic design

Seneca College, George brown College, Humber College


Georgian College, Humber College, Fanshawe College, Centennial College

animated movie

Sheridan College,  Centennial College, Capilano Uni

Department of Welding

Niagara College, Conerstoga College, SAIT, Fanshawe College

interior design

Sheridan College, Fanshawe College, Conestoga College

Department of Dental Hygiene

Fanshawe College, Algonquin College, Confederation College, Georgian College, College of New Caledonia, Camosun College

Department of Fashion

Sheridan College, Humber College, George Brown College

Hotel Management

Niagara College, Georgian College, George Brown College, Centannial College, SAIT


Conerstoga College, Fanshawe College, Centennial College

Characteristics of free education for accompanying children when immigrating after studying abroad 

  • Regardless of the number of children, accompanying and free education is possible.

  • If your spouse leaves the country together, you can apply for a "working visa", and after issuance, you can work legally.

  • If you do not have an English language score (IELTS/TOEFL), Canadian universities may be able to apply for admission to Canadian universities using a “conditional admission” system, which allows you to enter a university on the condition that you attend a specific English course or language course for a certain period of time. Children can receive free education even during the conditional admission process.

  • If you have completed a two-year diploma or higher at a Canadian university, you can apply for a Canadian working visa for up to three years, so you can get free education for more than five years.

  • If you have been issued a permanent resident card, your spouse and accompanying children will also be issued a Canadian permanent resident card and benefit from free education.

Points to note when selecting a region and college

There are some things that people who immigrate to Canada and prepare for free education for their accompanying children must know. The free education of accompanying children is part of the exclusive authority of each local public education office. College officials in Canada do not know much about free education, nor do they do their job. For example, in Toronto, there are Toronto Catholic, York Catholic, Toronto Office of Education, and York Office of Education, which provide free education for accompanying children from the ESL language period attached to the college. You can get it. The York District School District can receive free ESL education from the beginning without any special restrictions, but in the most popular Toronto District School District, if the ESL course for college admission exceeds 4 months, free education for children is not available. Even in the same state, each school district has different regulations, so it is necessary to check in advance. Also, there is no work permit issued during the ESL period.


Not all colleges are eligible for a three-year Post Graduate Work Permit after graduation. In the case of private colleges other than public colleges, only some officially accredited colleges are available after graduation.  Post Graduate Work Permit can be issued. In addition, each college has different departments that show strengths in finding employment, so  If you choose well, it can naturally lead to permanent residency in the future. 

Study and residency at the same time

Immigrating after studying in Canada

Immigration after studying abroad is one of the most popular immigration methods in Canada.
However, due to some foreign agents who recommend schools mainly to places that pay a lot of commission,
It is often difficult to obtain permanent residency in the future.
Just graduating from school in Toronto or Vancouver does not guarantee permanent residency.
Canadian immigration laws may change, but you should read the trends ahead of time and choose where you want to study .

Even if you find a job after studying abroad, there are many cases where you do not meet the scores that can be selected in the Express Entry System.
It may be a reckless decision to plan a permanent residency program after studying abroad with the goal of unconditionally Express Entry.

However, if you are not concerned with EE and aim for permanent residency through PNP state immigration, there are many possibilities.

In Manitoba, you can apply for permanent residency immediately after graduating from school and getting a job.

📝 In Nova Scotia, you can apply for permanent residency if you receive a job offer even while attending school.
📝 After studying in Calgary, Canada's fourth city, you can apply for permanent residency if you work for one year after graduation.

It is reassuring to be with CIC

It's risky to choose Toronto or Vancouver vaguely because they're a city you've heard a lot about.
CIC 10 states and pilot programs review each customer's qualifications one by one to establish the optimal path for permanent residency.
Immigration to Canada offers as many opportunities as there are many programs

CIC will examine it closely.


Federal Immigration Express entry

If you have Canadian experience

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State Employment Immigration

Canadian Permanent Residency Standard

Employment and permanent residency at the same time


Immigration after study abroad

study and residency

at the same time

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