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Canada's Express Entry Program will Benefit Students
Posted on: 18 Jan 2018  |   Tags: study abroad , visa and immigration , work abroad ,

The Express Entry program is a boon for those looking to settle in Canada. Launched in 2015 by Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, this program grants permanent residency to a category of people with them assuring that they’ve to file for citizenship in the next 18 months. Ex-Minister of Immigration, John McCallum, said that the first group of people who comes to his mind when thinking about making Canada great is international students and they supported very well. The Conservative government which was replaced by the Liberal government started the Express Entry system, a point-based system but focused more on the temporary work visa. The Liberal government modified it and promoted permanent residency, attracting both types of people - experienced professionals and international students. Following that, the government made more changes, which allowed people with no job and international students with a little bit of experience get Canadian residency. Earlier, you needed a job from a Canadian employer to make the cut since it counted 600 points. But they reduced it to 200, making it no so important. Before the changes were made, around 60 percent people who applied didn’t have a secure Canadian job, but after the reduction, it jumped to 90 percent. People instead choose to save money up or loan it, go to Canada, and then find work. International students are also to the benefit of the post-graduation work permit. They can apply for Express Entry draw during that time and make their way to permanent residency. Post-Graduation Work Permit Program The number of students applying for post-graduation work permit increased steadily until 2014 but saw an eight percent dip in 2015. That’s when the government decided to include it in the Express Entry program and make life easier for these students. As a permanent resident, you are eligible for the public health program but cannot vote.

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