First you must fill out an Express Entry profile online to find out if you meet the minimum criteria for the Express Entry pool. If we invite you to apply: – complete your online application in 90 days – submit all the documents we need – pay your fees You must also: – pass a
As a recent graduate, you may qualify for the Canadian Experience Class Program. You must meet all of the following requirements. – You plan to live outside the province of Quebec. – You have at least 12 months of full-time (or an equal amount in part-time) in an occupation at the NOC 0, A or
You can stay in Canada while waiting for your permanent residence as long as you maintain legal status. Temporary resident status is valid for a specific period of time and you must ensure that your status as a temporary resident remains valid while you are in Canada. Find out more about extending your stay.
Your immigration document (a study permit or a stamp in your passport) will state how long you can stay in Canada. If you need or want to stay longer in Canada, please go to Visa and Immigration Applications to apply for an extension.
Having legal status means you are authorized to enter and remain in Canada as a temporary or permanent resident under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, as a Canadian citizen under the Citizenship Act or as a Registered Indian under the Indian Act. Temporary resident status is valid for a specific period of time and
There are several permanent resident categories that you may fit into, including the Canadian Experience Class, the Federal Skilled Worker Program, and the Provincial Nominee Program. Some of those categories require eligible Canadian work experience. If you want to work in Canada after you graduate from your studies, you must apply for a work permit
Yes, you can leave Canada and return, as long as your visa or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is still valid. If your visa or eTA is expired, you will have to apply for and receive a new one before you leave. When you return to Canada: – If your study permit is still valid, you
Yes. You may remain in Canada as a temporary resident until CIC makes a decision on your new permit application, as long as your application to extend was submitted prior to the expiry of your authorized stay. If the new application was submitted to renew your study permit: – You may stay in Canada and
You must submit an application for a new study permit to the Case Processing Centre before your initial status expires. You may also be eligible to apply for a study permit online. If your study permit has expired, you must leave Canada. In some cases, you may be able to extend your stay. However, you