Canada has changed it’s immigration process for international students just recently, which will make it easier for international students to work & stay after graduation.
The instructions from Minister of Citizenship and Immigration John McCallum, published in gazette newspaper and set to take effect on November 19, award additional points to applicants whose degrees were obtained in Canada, and make significant changes to the weighting of job offers.
Previously, applicants who obtained a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)—a document showing an employer couldn’t find a qualified Canadian to do the job—received an additional 600 points, almost guaranteeing an invitation to apply for permanent residence.
- The new rules will make it easier for International students that are graduated from Canadian Colleges or Universities.
- Previously they had to obtain a Labour Market Impact Assessment – LMIA which was quite long and difficult process.
Posted on: January 1, 2017