Canada pushes to approve students in time for September, 2020 classes

Canada pushes to approve students in time for September, 2020 classes

Canada study visa
July 24, 2020 It has been many stressful months as the pandemic has turned the plans of so many upside-down. Since we started in 1997, we at CUAC have only ever focussed on recruitment of international students to Canada. So for us as a global organization, our undivided attention is on Canada. For our own students, as well as all those hoping to continue their higher studies in Canada, we share their anxiety. For the past months we have been updating students and their families on the latest news from Canada. You can find these articles under the blog category called “study visa”. Yesterday, one of Canada’s most senior immigration officials presented at a webinar reviewing the latest changes that were reported in our most recent blog which you can…
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Can I bring my children if I plan to get a study visa to Canada ?

Can I bring my children if I plan to get a study visa to Canada ?

Canada study visa, For Parents, Live and Work in Canada
So you are applying for a study permit (study visa) for Canada and you have one or more dependent children. Can your child or children come with you to Canada and also continue their kindergarten to grade 12 (K-12) studies in Canada? Dependent Children The first step is to determine if the child will be considered “dependent” by Canada.If the child is under 22 and not married, then this child will be considered “dependent”. But if the child is married or already 22 years old or older than the child will not be considered dependent unless the child is dependent on the parent because of a mental or physical condition. https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/permanent-residence/non-economic-classes/dependent-children.html It is important to note here that some individuals with some conditions may not be considered admissible to Canada…
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Studying in canada: My spouse wants to work !

Studying in canada: My spouse wants to work !

Canada study visa, Live and Work in Canada
For married couples, studying in Canada might seem a little complicated. Sometimes both want to study but more commonly couples want to be together with one studying and the other working. Canadian rules and regulations do make it possible for the spouse of a student to work. Note that in Canada a « spouse » can include two people who have been living together long enough to establish a « common-law » marriage without obtaining a marriage licence. It can also include same-sex relationships. Spouse of a student – work permit If I have a study permit can my spouse come to Canada and work?There are two basic situations. Situation One. The spouse who wants to work already is entitled to enter Canada when the spouse that wants to study is applying for a…
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Canada covid-19 Latest news

Canada covid-19 Latest news

Canada study visa, Canadian culture, For Parents
Are you anxious for yourself or a family member about studying in Canada because of COVID-19? Today’s Washington Post looks at the contrast between Canada and the USA and the latest state of COVID-19 in the two countries as of July 13, 2020. The Washington Post article, discusses one of the reasons for Canada’s better experience with COVID-19: its public health care system covering everybody in Canada. Gerald Evans, a professor of medicine at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, said Canada’s single-payer national health-care system also confers “distinct” advantages, allowing people to seek care for covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, without fear of out-of-pocket costs. For more information on what to expect from Canada’s health care system if you are coming to Canada as an international student, see…
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Big, Very big, Study in Canada News!

Big, Very big, Study in Canada News!

Canada study visa
July 14, 2020 The Canadian government today has made a huge announcement for students planning or hoping to Study in Canada. What problems does this fix? What is this news? CUAC can explain. Since the virus hit Canada, like most countries, Canada has been closed to people from abroad entering Canada. Today this is still the case; but for international students, it has been more complicated. This is because, in Canada, most institutions are offering the September session classes on-line. Students in most cases don’t want to delay their studies. But an international student will feel better to register for classes and pay the tuition fees if she knows she already has been approved for a Study Permit (study visa). There was another complication. Most Canadian study permit processing became very…
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When can I come to Study in Canada ?

When can I come to Study in Canada ?

Canada study visa, Study in Canada tips
We know it is causing a lot of frustration and anxiety for students hoping to be travelling to study in Canada. Now it’s already July and much remains unclear. The good news is Canada is now doing amazing well in terms of controlling the corona virus. In almost all of Canada’s university and college cities, we have no cases or almost no cases. Even in our two biggest cities, Toronto and Montreal which had the biggest challenges, the virus has reduced tremendously. Mostly, Canadians are quite law-abiding and respectful of each other and this has meant high respect for social distancing, hygiene and the basic measures used to reduce risks. As a result of our cautiousness, almost all universities and colleges have announced they will not offer most or even…
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Study in Canada – When can I come to Canada ? !

Study in Canada – When can I come to Canada ? !

Canada study visa, Study in Canada tips
Today is June 25, 2020 and the news for international students planning to study in Canada is good – if you are patient! First, the main news is that Canada has mostly gotten through the difficult first wave of corona virus transmission. The last two big cities to struggle were Montreal and Toronto. Life is not “back to normal” – people are still behaving cautiously, mostly wearing masks and keeping social distance. But restaurants are now serving food on patios – something Canadians especially love when we have our long, warm summers. Because Canada’s economy is highly modern, a very high percentage of employment can be completed at a distance and this is continuing. However, for those forms of employment that require attendance at offices, research centres, and so on,…
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Study in Canada: How to find a VAC

Study in Canada: How to find a VAC

Canada study visa
June 10, 2020 As the corona virus pandemic continues to travel across the world, it is making the procedures for getting a Canadian study permit (study visa) very difficult to navigate. The first thing to know is that as of early June, 2020, many Canadian Visa Application Centres (VACs) are re-opening. If you are trying to find one, this is the correct official government link. https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/contact-ircc/offices/find-visa-application-centre.html Here are a few helpful tips. On this page is a long list of VAC offices Canada has around the world. To save you time, use the FILTER Box. Type in the city or country you are from, and the options will come up, e.g. if you type “India” all the India VACs will come up. Also note – this is where you can…
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Canada Immigration: Official update

Canada Immigration: Official update

Canada study visa
Friday, June 5, 2020 We at CUAC participated in a conference call yesterday in which a senior member of Immigration Canada gave an update. So, we wanted to share this information with you as well as other thoughts that can impact your planning. For those of you whose application was processed through a CUAC office, we will continue to guide you every step of the way. Canadian government update – study permits(i) Visa Application CentresFor the recent many weeks many Visa Application Centres (VACs) have been closed and many medical panel physician offices have been closed.The latest news we received yesterday is that many VACs are reopening and more are expected to open soon.  (ii)  BiometricsEven if your biometric instruction letter has a time deadline on it – don’t worry! Immigration…
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Canada study visa news, May 22, 2020

Canada study visa news, May 22, 2020

Canada study visa
May 22, 2020 The Canadian government has just announced an important new notice about students currently trying to complete their study in Canada visas (known as a Study Permit). The announcement recognizes that due to the current processing challenges with covid-19, many students will have difficulty submitting all the documents they need. The announcement especially emphasizes that the following documents may not be immediately possible to submit: give their biometricsundergo a medical examinationsubmit their original travel documents What the announcement confirms is that if you submit your study permit application and you don’t have one or more of these which has been requested, your application will not be refused and closed. In normal times, after attempting to get students to complete their applications this would be the case. But until…
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