Every application to enter, stay or immigrate to Canada is considered by an immigration/visa officer through the prism of admissibility to Canada.
There are different reasons why a person can be refused entry to or removed from Canada, denied in an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), or in a visa. One of the main reasons for that is inadmissibility. Anyone can receive “inadmissible” status in Canada on any of these grounds:
- Security reasons – those include subversion, espionage, terrorism or violence, or taking part in an organization involved in such activities.
- Human or international rights violations – those include crimes against humanity, war crimes, subject to international sanctions. Also, they include government senior officials that took part in serious human rights violations.
- Health grounds – if a person’s condition is likely to put in danger public safety or public health, or cause unnecessary demands on health or social services.
- Financial reasons – if they are unwilling or unable to provide support to their family members and themselves.
Other grounds for inadmissibility include
- Committing a serious crime (maximum prison term of at least ten years in Canada).
- Having been convicted of a crime (including driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs).
- Organized crime (including money laundering or people smuggling).
- That is, withholding information or giving false information directly related to the immigration process.
- Failure to fulfill any provision of IRPA or having an inadmissible family member.
Some grounds of inadmissibility let applicants ask for a waiver of inadmissibility. That means “forgiveness” of the ground by the Canadian government. Different grounds of inadmissibility have different waiver requirements. You need to make sure that you meet all the basic criteria to apply for it. Besides, you should prepare and document your application very carefully.
Nowadays, many students all over the world prefer Canada over other possible study institutions like the United Kingdom, the United States, France and Australia. This is because there are certain advantages that Canada education can bring. The opportunities are endless from more affordable and higher quality tuition to a pathway to Canadian permanent residence. The choice to get an education in Canada can be one of the most significant decision a young person makes regardless of where he or she is from.
Let’s go through the reasons why you should study in Canada.
First-class colleges and universities
Canadian higher education institutions across the country are well-known for their innovation and research. They are diverse — varying in scope, size, breadth, and character of programs. Standards of academic study ensure that students get a high-quality education that will help their future careers over the long term. A Canadian degree, certificate or diploma is treated in the same way as degrees from the Commonwealth countries.
Lower tuition expenses
The great benefit of Canada is lower tuition costs in contrast to other countries. Canadian international tuition fees, housing, and other living expenses are very competitive.
You can meet almost all of the world’s national groups in Canada. That means that it will be easy to find ethnic foods and pastime activities. In fact, your international student advisor will help you get in touch with ethnic clubs while you’re here. Besides, teachers and professors are always eager to help with studies, which is another factor why you should choose Canada for study.
Safe and healthy communities
You may already have heard about Canadians’ open and friendly nature, but an interesting fact is that the United Nations considers Canada to be one of the best countries in the world to live. As an international student, you’ll have all the same freedoms and rights that are in Canada. Those include equality, respect for human rights, and a peaceful and stable society. Also, you’ll have great opportunities to meet talented and creative individuals and gain precious experience through student-run businesses, government, newspapers, and radio.
Students in Canada can work while studying. This allows them to deal with their finances without having huge debt. But to have work off-campus, the student must have an official study permit, study full-time, be enrolled at an institution at the post-secondary level (a vocational program at the secondary level in Quebec) and be studying in Canada for a diploma or certificate that is no less than six months in duration.
If everything is alright, such study permit will allow you to work full-time during summer and winter holidays or spring break, and work up to 20 hours per week during academic sessions.
Post-graduate work permit
A usual pathway from student to permanent resident is through a post-graduate work permit. A graduate of four-year study program could get a three-year post-graduate work permit, while a graduate of twelve months program could get a twelve-month post-graduate work permit.
A way to Canadian permanent residence
Expert Canadian work practice gained through the Post-Graduate Work Permit Program helps graduates to meet the criteria for permanent residence through the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). That is a great reason why you should study abroad in Canada.
Don’t waste your opportunity for success, take your chance now. With only high-level education, a variety of work, immigration opportunity and permanent residence, you will have a chance to live your dream.