This is a perfect example of why you, as ICCRC RCICs, are so important to helping people immigrate to Canada.

The author in this op-Ed from the Toronto Star is claiming that many international students in Canada do not have many options to immigrate after their studies.

However, a professional and knowledgeable RCIC would find a solution for clients in this situation through these options:

 

Option #1 – Express Entry

A 27 year old international graduate with a CLB 7, degree, 1 year of foreign work experience and 1 year of Canadian work experience would likely have a minimum CRS score of 390.

Boosting the language exam score up to a CLB 9 would put the CRS points up to a total of roughly 482.

Considering that every cutoff score of 2016 (Jan to March) has been between 453 and 473, this person would be a great candidate to be selected for an ITA through Express Entry.

 

Option #2 – Provincial Nominee Options

Provinces have realized that keeping international graduates is a must as they have educated, eager people who possess Canadian degrees, work experience and language skills.

Ontario International PhD Graduate & Master’s Graduate Programs

British Columbia International Graduate & International post-Graduate Programs

Nova Scotia International Graduate Entrepreneur Program

NewFoundland International Graduate Program

Prince Edward Island International Graduate Program

Alberta International Graduate & Post Graduate Worker Programs

Saskatchewan Students Program 

 

Option #3 – Post Grad Work Permit 

If the person wouldn’t qualify for immigration soon after graduating, the RCIC would likely work towards a PGWP so that the client can meet the qualifications of one of the options through Express Entry, such as the Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, or one of the Provincial Options.

 

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2016/03/21/give-foreign-students-the-possibility-of-permanent-resident-status-editorial.html

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