Foreign grad students to benefit from relaxed Canada student visa norms
Canada, 23rd January: Canada’s changed student visa rules will prove beneficial for foreign graduate, masters and PhD students.
According to information, new Canada student visa rules will help international grads in finding jobs in their chosen fields as their complete their postgraduate degree courses in Canada.
Canada lifts restrictions for foreign students—Canada is going to lift restrictions on foreign students wanting to work off campus in their respective fields. So, as per new rules for Canada student visas, foreign grads will be allowed to work for a maximum of 20 hours in their respective field of job while living in Canada.
And they become eligible for getting a Canada work visa for three years to help them make get a full-time employment in their chosen fields quite easily after completion of the requirement of 20 hours job in Canada.
New Canada student visa rules- a welcome step for foreign students--This is certainly a great step forward for foreign workers having education in Canada to get settled by gaining a full time job here.
Prior to this new Canada student visa rule, majority of international post-grads including PhDs were compelled to move back to their respective native nations for finding work there along with completion of their PhD thesis.
That’s because they found it difficult to fund their stay in Canada as the government provides funding for a maximum of three to four years to international post-grads while it does take longer duration for completion of their thesis as well as their post-graduate degrees in Canada.
So, it’s a big relief, admit many foreign post-grads currently in Canada.
One such is Hamid Omran who immigrated to Canada in 2008 from Iran for studying here. He was recruited by Stantec Consulting Ltd., an engineering firm based in Edmonton, as he was still pursuing his doctorate in structural engineering at University of Calgary.
The changes in Canada student visa rules are benefiting not just foreign post-grads but even employers wanting to tap the potential of high-skilled immigrants, admits Gerd Birkle. A practice leaders with Stantec, Birkle says many foreign students as well as employers are, however, not aware of this opportunity in Canada.