How to Get PR in Canada After 2 Year Study | (2020 Updated)
So you have studied two years diploma course in Canada and do have Canadian work experience. And now you want to stay and live here permanently. If you are looking for an answer on how to get pr in Canada after 2 year of study, then this article is for you!
After graduating from an institution in Canada, you may actually have options to become a permanent resident. Many international students wish to obtain permanent residence in Canada after completing their studies since Canada offers a great future in terms of development and beautiful life.
So, how to get PR in Canada after a 2-year study?
To get permanent resident status in Canada after you graduate from a 2-year diploma course, you need to work in your field of study for a minimum of one year after obtaining 2 Post Graduate Work Permit.
However, please keep in mind that you need to meet certain criteria before becoming eligible for permanent residency in Canada as an international graduate:
- If you want to apply for permanent residency through the Canadian Experience Class, then you need to have gained sufficient experience through Canada study permit.
- As an international student, you need to make sure that you have spent enough time in Canada
- While making a selection for an institution, you must choose your school carefully, so that it allows you to apply for PGWP following your studies.
- Your choice of university or school must be DLI (Designated Learning Institution), which enables international students eligible for a Canadian study permit.
You can compare study programs in Canada to explore your options further in order to determine the program’s eligibility and as well as for other information.
Please consider the following two things before you start to compare study programs:
CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) is a standardized way used to measure English language proficiency of adult immigrants and as well as potential immigrations who wish to live and work in Canada.
NOC (National Occupational Classification) describes the list of all available occupations in the Canadian labor market. NOC codes will tell you the description and details of each job according to skill type and skill level. If you want to immigrate to Canada then you need to consider the following jobs in NOC list:
- Skill type 0 > management
- Skill type A > jobs that generally require a university degree
- Skill type B > technical occupations that usually require a college diploma
- Skill type C > intermediate jobs which fall into the job-specific category and requires a college diploma
- Skill level D > occupations that require on-the-job training
( Canadian Experience Class)
|FSWP (Federal Skilled Workers program)||FSD (Federal Skilled Trades Program)||(PNP) Provincial Nominee Program||AIPP (Atlantic Immigration Program)|
|Language proficiency||(CLB 7 if your NOC is 0 or A|
CLB 5 if your NOC is B)
|(CLB 7)||(CLB 5 for speaking and listening|
CLB 4 for reading and writing)
|Levels vary by province||(CLB 4)
|Work experience||Canadian experience in one of these NOCs:|
|Experience in NOC|
|Experience in a skilled trade under key groups of NOC B||It depends on the province, but includes NOC 0, A, B, C or D||N/A|
|How much work experience do you need?||12 months||1 year continuous (combination of part-time, full-time or more than one job)||2 years within last 5 years||It depends on the province||N/A|
|Job offer required?||Not required, but having one will bring additional points||Not required, but having one will bring additional points||Required:|
an offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least one year or
a certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial or territorial authority
|It depends on the province||Required. Job offer must:
be NOC skill type/level 0, A, B, or C
last at least one year from the date permanent residence is granted
|Education level?||Not required||Secondary education||Not required||It depends on the province||You must have graduated from a publicly funded post-secondary institution in Atlantic Canada. Program must have been at least 2 years.|
What options do I have to become a permanent resident after graduation?
Express Entry streams for international graduates
Currently, the government of Canada made easier for international students in Canada to become eligible for ITA through the Express Entry system by awarding graduates additional score towards their EE profiles.
Atlantic Immigration Program
There are specific pathways available through the Atlantic Immigration Program for international students to apply for permanent residency. With the help of the program, you can apply for PR in all Canadian Atlantic provinces: Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.
The province of Ontario
Getting PR through the International Student Stream:
Candidates can move to or stay in Ontario if they meet the following criteria:
- Having a permanent and full-time job offer that falls into NOC 0, A, or B list.
- Meeting requirements or having graduated from Canadian college or university from a full-time 2-year program
- Submitting application within two years of graduation
Getting PR under International Student Immigration Category:
- Have a Ph.D. degree from a publicly funded Canadian university in Ontario or completing a minimum of 2 years study program
- Having the intention to live and work in the province of Ontario
- Apply within two years from the date of obtaining a Ph.D. diploma.
Applying through the Masters Graduate Stream:
- Being a graduate from a publicly funded Ontario university with a master’s degree (duration of the program: minimum one year)
- Having CLB level 7 or above
- Residing in Ontario for a minimum of one year
- Demonstrating enough funds for settlement
- Showing the intention to live and work in the province
- Applying withing two years after obtaining a master’s degree
- British Columbia PNP Immigration Pathway for International Graduates
If you are a graduate from one of the Canadian post-secondary educational institution in British Columbia then you can submit your application for permanent residency if you meet the following requirements:
- You have a qualified degree or diploma from a Canadian post-secondary school. Your application must be submitted within 2 years following the date you received the degree.
- You have a valid full-time job offer from a B.C. employer. The offer must fall into NOC Skill Levels in 0, A, or B. Your salary must be in accordance with what is currently offered for the position in B.C.
- Your employer, offering you a job, must have a place of business in British Columbia.
BC PNP for International Post-Graduates
Certain international graduates of British Columbia’s post-secondary schools can stay and work in the province if they meet the following requirements below (no job offer required):
- Having a qualified Master’s degree from a known post-secondary institution located in British Columbia.
- Having the intention to live in B.C.
- Get PR in Alberta
Although Alberta does not have any particular stream for international students who graduated in the province, there is still an opportunity for students to have PGWP to apply for permanent residency through Alberta Opportinuty Steam.
International Student Stream Sub-Category: moving to Saskatchewan
Whether you are a graduate from a post-secondary institution in Saskatchewan or Canada, you can obtain PR in Saskatchewan through this sub-category of International Student Stream offered by the province.
In order to be eligible, you need to meet the following criteria:
- Have a certificate, diploma from a post-secondary school in the province of Saskatchewan or Canada
- Have a minimum of 960 hours of consecutive paid employment in the province
- Holding a PGWP
- A full-time job offer in your field of study from a Saskatchewan employer that is in NOC A, B, or 0.
- Saskatchewan Immigration Nominee Program job confirmation letter and language proficiency
- Immigrate to Manitoba through International Education Stream
If are an international graduate from one of the Manitoba college or university, then you can apply through the International Education Stream. This stream is free from a requirement to have 6 months of work experience in the field of study.
Whether you are an international graduate from a Canadian educational institution or a student wishing to study and immigrate to Canada, we can help.
In fact, we helped hundreds of international students to obtain Canadian permanent residency following their studies in the shortest time as possible. Your application is a crucial factor determining whether you will become successful in obtaining PR or not. Therefore, it must be prepared carefully and comprehensively to avoid any delays in processing your application.