We have been living under the terms of COVID19 for about two years now since the global pandemic began in the late months of 2019. The virus that put the world to a halt has met its match in through vaccines. In a short course of about a year, in the odds of beating the virus and resuming to the “normal” the world has known pre-pandemic, pharmaceutical companies were able to make vaccines.
Let’s tackle the topic of traveling. Whether you’re traveling to Canada or from Canada, as an international student there are certain official documents and processes that we must follow, that is per Canadian Immigration policies.
If you are planning to study in Canada, the first thing you need to get is an Acceptance Letter from a designated learning institution (DLI). Being an international student, it may be a bit confusing where to start and how to get that golden ticket, luckily we have prepared this list for you!
Kristine De Leon braved the pandemic to get to Canada and pursue her diploma program in Centennial College. She traveled from the Philippines to Toronto in a 14 hour, passenger-packed flight, while wearing a mask and face shield the entire time – but she will not let anything stop her – her relentless determination carried her out of the virus – threatened travel.
One of the biggest challenges we face as international students is missing moms, dads, Tita’s, Tito’s, or Lola’s delicious cooking. We know, you know, exactly what we’re talking about. When we first arrive here in Canada, we want to explore all that Canada has to offer. But sometimes we get a little homesick. But there is always a way to bring you back home, and that is achievable through Filipino food.
Last May 6, 2021 IRCC opened a temporary pathway to permanent residency for 40,000 international students, alongside 20,000 temporary workers in health care and 30,000 temporary workers for other essential occupations. The temporary public policy was supposed to run until November 2021, or until the caps were reached, whichever comes first – to no surprise at all, international graduates were fast to fill up the quota and the application closed the following day; while the portal is still open for the essential workers. Throughout the pandemic, Canada has imposed a lot of measures to continuously support its immigration plan that targets to have at least 401,000 immigrants for 2021. The candidates selected for this temporary public policy have been chosen as they are proven fit to fill labor gaps.
Sabrina Mallari is one International student who has her goals written down. Not only is she a student, but she is also a Beauty and Travel Youtuber. She is 26-years old and is currently studying at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, and currently enrolled in the Administrative Information management program. According to Sabrina, this program is unlike anything she has ever experienced before. As her background education and career for six years have been focused on the tourism and hospitality department. But Becoming a student all over again was the most interesting transition for Sabrina. But her purpose for being here is strong and it’s not just for her. As a mother of two, she looks forward to building a life here in Canada with her family.
Canada’s Student Direct Stream or SDS is an expedited student permit application stream for post secondary international students from selected key countries that was launched in 2018. SDS applications can take as fast as 20 calendar days. When it premiered, it only had 3 countries: China, India, Vietnam and the Philippines, and a year after, on 2019, 3 more countries were added: Pakistan, Morocco and Senegal.
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