Canada Student Visa: New rules to apply from June 2014

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Piyush Kohli
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Updated on Apr 8, 2020 13:28 IST

Canada Student Visa: New rules to apply from June 2014

Recently, Citizenship & Immigration Canada has proposed some changes in the International Student Visa Program for June 2014 intake onwards. New rules aim to strengthen Canada’s status as a study destination of choice for prospective international students.

The new regulations will improve services to genuine students while protecting Canada’s international reputation for high-quality education and reducing the potential for fraud and misuse of the program.

A lot of prospective International Students who are planning to study in Canada are worried about the proposed changes in the Study Permit in Canada, but the truth is that there are more positive changes than negative in favor of the students. There is absolutely nothing to worry about for genuine students who are attending regular classes in Public & reputed Private educational institutions in Canada.

Here is a summary of the changes:

Current regulations

New regulations, as of June 1, 2014

Applicants must show that they intend to pursue studies in Canada when applying for a study permit.

Applicants must enroll in and continue to pursue studies in Canada. Failure to do so could lead to removal from Canada.

Applicants may apply for a study permit to pursue studies at any educational institution in Canada.

Study permits will only be issued to successful applicants who are pursuing studies at an educational institution that has been designated to receive international students.

Study permit holders pursuing studies at publicly-funded and certain privately-funded post-secondary institutions must apply for an Off-Campus Work Permit to be able to work up to 20 hours per week off-campus during the academic session and full-time during scheduled breaks.

Study permits will automatically authority Permit in Cze the holder to work off-campus for up to 20 hours per week during the academic session and full-time during scheduled breaks without the need to apply for a separate work permit. The study permit holder must be pursuing academic, vocational or professional training of six months or more that leads to a degree, diploma or certificate at a designated institution.

Any international student can apply for a Co-Op Work Permit if a co-op placement is an integral element of their course of study.

Only international students who are pursuing studies at a secondary school or at a designated institution may apply for a Co-Op Work Permit if a co-op placement is an integral part of their course of study.

Visitors may not apply for a study permit from within Canada

Visitors may apply for a study permit from within Canada if they are at the pre-school, primary or secondary level, are on an academic exchange or a visiting student at a designated learning institution, or have completed a course or program of study that is a condition for acceptance at a designated learning institution.

International students who have completed their studies but hold valid study permits can remain legally in Canada until the expiration of their study permit.

A study permit becomes invalid 90 days following the completion of studies unless the foreign national also possess a valid work permit or another authorization to remain in Canada.

There are no references in existing regulations that clearly state that Registered Indians who are also foreign nationals are exempt from the requirement to obtain a study permit.

Registered Indians who are also foreign nationals may study in Canada without a study permit as they have the right of entry into Canada.

Study permit holders are not authorized to work after the completion of their studies while awaiting approval of their Post-Graduation Work Permit

Eligible international graduates will be authorized to work full-time after their studies are completed until a decision is made on their application for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

 

                               

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gurpreet singh

7 years ago

Hi
I am Gurpreet Singh. My study visa was refused in 2012 under university category. Can I Apply under SPP for Sept 2015?

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