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.
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.
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.
There is no denying that Canada values International Students as seen by their growing number every year. According to studies, in the year 2015 –
A study permit is what’s more commonly known in the Philippines as a visa. Philippine nationals are required to have a valid study permit before
Canada has always prioritized immigration as a key factor to promote economic growth, and all its effort is seen on different immigration programs. Immigrants are
International students who wish to study in Canada are required to have a “Study Plan” to support their study permit application. As the name suggests,
Canada’s Student Direct Stream or SDS is a program launched in June 2018 by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to expedite study permit