If you are an international student looking to pursuing education in Canada, you can breathe a sigh of relief. In case you’re wondering, the Federal government, through the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). As an international student, you can offer immense socio-economic benefits to the growth of Canada. Before the current world pandemic, 640,000 international students studied in Canada. What does this mean for you? If you have submitted your study permit application, the processing will be fast.

Additionally, you can take part in a temporary two-stage approval process without a complete study permit application. Through the approval, you can embark on your educational program online this fall and submit it by September. Furthermore, what if you want to start your Canadian studies online, but you are still abroad? The good news is, you can begin studying if you have submitted your study permit application, and half of the program is due in Canada.

Better still, that time is part of your Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) eligibility. Additionally, there is a reliable indicator that if you submitted your study permit application before the pandemic’s eruption, the processing is soon. What does this mean for you? High chances are you will be in Canada in due time for the academic year that resumes in September.

You might be wondering why IRCC is going the extra mile to safeguard your interests as an international student. Firstly, you intend to start your program soon. Therefore, IRCC will help you begin your application by the fall. Additionally, IRCC acknowledges the adverse effects created by COVID-19 for you as an international student. Through the new changes, you can begin your study programs online by the fall via the Canadian designated learning institution (DLI).

How do the changes in IRCC benefit you? As an international student, you can start your study program online, protecting you fro coronavirus exposure. By doing so, you will keep your health in check, enabling you to pursue your study and career goals following immigration. How about the assurance of starting your studies by the fall? Irrespective of your inability to submit a complete study permit application, the approval process is faster if you meet the eligibility criteria. The new policies in IRCC will help you as an international student pursue the high quality of education in Canada.

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