Applying for Permanent Residence as an International Student
As an International student in Canada, experiencing the Canadian education system and observing the Canadian culture, can definitely insight some interest in permanently residing in Canada. It has been revealed that more International students have been transitioning into permanent residents after graduating from their studies. In the 2017 to 2018 academic year, there has been an influx of international students migrating to Canada to pursue their educations; they attribute their coming to Canada based on Canada’s stable and welcoming environment for International students. Additionally, as these international students continue their studies in Canada, they choose to migrate permanently to Canada for the same reasons. In this article, I will explain why International Students are choosing Canada as their permanent residence and how permanent residence is achieved for International students.
How Many International Students are coming to Canada
Many International students find the idea of coming to Canada very enticing and are enthusiastic about starting their educational careers in Canada. Due to Canada being one of the top-ten study destinations worldwide, it does not come as a surprise that more International students will want to travel here. Specifically, within the years from 2008 to 2016, the amount of study permits that have been issued each year has more than doubled. For instance, in 2008, there was an amount of 128,411 study permits issued, in comparison with 2016, where the study permits issued increased to an astounding number of 267,780. However, there have been even more study permits issued that by the end of 2016 there were more than 414,000 study permits issued. Although, these numbers may be different from the actual international students residing in Canada – some study permit holders may not actually be physically present in Canada, and in addition, many international students study in Canada without a study permit. Therefore, this is a rough estimation.