Update – List of Canada’s institutions now approved for receiving international students

Update – List of Canada’s institutions now approved for receiving international students

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Canada has now updated its list of Designated Learning Institutions (DLIs) which have been approved for permitting international students to come to Canada and study on campus. This is the first of further updates to come. To determine if your institution is on the list these are the steps to follow. Step 1 Go to the proper link https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/students/approved-dli.html Step 2 Scroll to the bottom where it says “Find out if your DLI is approved”. Step 3 Make a selection for the question “Which school level are you going into?” You have two choices. Choice number 1 is “Primary or Secondary School” which means study between kindergarten and grade 12. Choice number 2 is Post-secondary school which refers to programs of study after high school. Step 3 Another question will pop up “In which province or territory is…
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MORE Big news if you want to Study in Canada !

MORE Big news if you want to Study in Canada !

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The Government of Canada has just pronounced it will introduce expanded measures for international students wanting to be permanent residents of Canada. The announcement is based largely on the pandemic and its impact on slowing new immigrants to Canada in 2020. For many decades Canada is always near or at the top of the list of countries accepting new permanent residents measured as a percentage of its population. Canada currently has a population of about 38 million people.  The new targets will aim for Canada to take in about 1% of its population for the next three years. According to The Globe and Mail: Canada will aim to accept 401,000 permanent residents in 2021, up from a previous target of 351,000; 411,000 in 2022, up from 361,000; and 421,000 in…
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Canadian reality beats American Dream! Former student perspective.

Canadian reality beats American Dream! Former student perspective.

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By Rokhaya Sidikou, Contributor, Wednesday September 2, 2020 Toronto Star contributor Rokhaya Sidikou In 2007, after more than five years of studying and working in the United States, I decided to leave the country for good. Growing up in Senegal, I’d long believed in the American Dream. And in some ways, America was my land of opportunity. I received a top-notch education at Boston’s Suffolk University and cut my teeth at a fast-paced communications company. I also met my husband. But despite all that America had invested in me, I eventually took my talent and skills to Canada.  Today, I’m urging other young immigrants to do the same. You should ask yourself: are the obstacles presented by American immigration policy and the xenophobia within the American government worth the struggle? ICE…
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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 ?

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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 !

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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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What if you get sick in Canada as an international student ?

What if you get sick in Canada as an international student ?

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Many international students are asking us: what is the health care like in Canada for international students? Should they be worried about the expenses? Especially in a time of global health anxiety, this is when the Canadian system of health care is at its finest especially for international students. This is why. #1 GETTING A CARD: Canadian medical care, its doctors and hospitals, just as with Canadian universities and colleges, are organized by province or territory. So, let’s say you are attending Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, or the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, BC. As an international student you will pay a small fee in the hundreds of dollars. Your university or college will help you fill out the necessary forms. Soon after you arrive you will get…
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George Floyd: CUAC and Recruiting to Study in Canada

George Floyd: CUAC and Recruiting to Study in Canada

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June 8, 2020 Most of you have likely paid some attention to the widespread demonstrations in the USA, Canada and around the world regarding the murder of Mr. George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA by a police officer. As the father of two boys that identify as Black Canadians and until some months ago were each working in Boston and Los Angeles, this murder touches me very close to home. Who could fathom the heartache to lose a son or a father or brother, a sister, niece or dear friend, in such a horrendous manner? In these already challenging times as the covid-19 disease sweeps the globe, we should remind ourselves that racism is, too, a kind of disease, that can be every bit as fatal. Those who believe in their…
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Study in Canada: Make a new life !

Study in Canada: Make a new life !

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Canada is one of the world’s most dynamic societies in integrating people from all over the world. Studying in Canada not only usually comes with a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) but many opportunities to make Canada permanent home.There are even options to migrate to Canada as an entrepreneur in some categories like high tech. It is easy to start a business in Canada. Even as a student you can quickly register a business or even incorporate a company.  A good example of a young entrepreneur is the story of Mr Chieff Bosompra whose origin is from Ghana in West Africa.  He has opened a restaurant in Toronto called Aunty Lucy’s featuring Ghana-style hamburgers and other delights and delicacies from the many cultures in Ghana. In Canada, sharing food, music, dance…
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Soft skills vs. hard skills

Soft skills vs. hard skills

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Which is more important when starting your career and moving up the ladder? According to this article in India Today, “hard skills are the foundation of a successful career and soft skills are the cement.” As the job market is becoming increasingly competitive, employers are looking for a number of soft skills in addition to a degree: non-verbal communicationadaptabilitycritical thinkingability to take feedbackgoal-orientationability to take initiativepassion for workthink outside the box Some ways Canadian universities are helping to build these skills: offering students multiple opportunities to work while they study- whether part-time work on- and off- campus or a co-op or internship- students are able to build soft skills alongside their degree.Canadian education tends to be more liberal, meaning a student studying business, science, or engineering will be required to take courses…
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Career ideas – Global Crises

Career ideas – Global Crises

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In one of our career-related blog posts we discussed the importance of taking this difficult time to think broadly about different career pathways you may not have thought about before. That post can be found here: https://www.cuac.ca/blog/wp-admin/post.php?post=134&action=edit Here’s a timely example to think about: focussing your career on pandemics, climate change global inequality and other dramatic global challenges. While most of the world is thinking only of the pandemic now, in East Africa, there is a second wave of locusts that could destroy unimaginable amounts of food. While there may not be much attention on this in Pakistan and India right now, scientists suggest there is some risk this could affect those countries too. If you find this something worth considering, how to find out where and what to study?…
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