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Pathway to Permanent Residence

Pathway to Permanent Residence

Pathway to Permanent Residence

Canada offers international students a range of programs to become permanent residents after graduation. You can acquire vital work experience by applying for a Post Graduate Work Permit and then getting a Canadian Experience Class Visa that offers an opportunity to become a permanent resident. You can leverage a booming job market and a supportive environment for career progression.

You will find it easy to become a permanent residence by obtaining language proficiency and valuable work experience. Knowledgeable immigration consultants can help you choose an appropriate program to settle in Canada after graduation.


Obtaining a Post Graduate Work Permit is a common strategy of several international students looking forward to becoming permanent residents in Canada. Besides, the following programs are suitable pathways to permanent residence:

  • CEC– Canadian Experience Class
  • PNP– Provincial Nomination Programs
  • PEQ– Quebec Nominee Program
  • FSW– Federal Skilled Worker

Finishing an education program and gaining work experience through a Post Graduate Work Permit will help you become eligible for these programs. Canada welcomes skilled graduates to boost the economy and demography of its provinces through a broad spectrum of immigration programs.

Canadian Experience Class

Temporary foreign workers in Canada can leverage the Canadian Experience Class program to become permanent residents and settle in Canada. You will have to go through the Express Entry Selection Systems that ranks eligible candidates on various qualifying parameters.

The successful candidates receive an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence by scoring higher points in the Comprehensive Ranking System. Higher education credentials can boost your CSR score even though education is not a crucial requirement for the Canadian Experience Class program.

Qualifying applicants of the Canadian Experience Class programs have the freedom to settle in any province of Canada except Quebec. You must apply for the Quebec immigration program to settle in Quebec, a predominantly French-speaking province of Canada.

The processing of Experience Class applications is relatively faster than most immigration programs. Moreover, you will not have to demonstrate settlement funds reducing the overall requirement to gather documents. The processing of applications may require just about twelve weeks.

The following steps are crucial while applying for the Canadian Experience Class:

  • Gain Canadian Work Experience– A minimum of one year’s work experience is the crucial eligibility requirement to apply for the Canadian Experience Class program.
  • Satisfy minimum eligibility criteria– Ensure that you meet minimum language requirements, work experience, and admissibility criteria
  • Creation of Express Entry Profile– This is the most critical part of the application process as the strength of your profile determines the points score in the Comprehensive Ranking System.
  • Receive Invitation to Apply– Your ranking in the Express Entry Pool is a critical factor to receive an Invitation to Apply. Reputable immigration consultants can assess your profile and suggest ways to strengthen it for a positive outcome.

Alternative immigration options

You may explore the following alternative programs to the Canadian Experience Class program:

  • Federal Skilled Worker– You can consider applying for the Federal Working Class if your work experience is not in Canada. It is an alternative to the CEC program. The program operates based on the points system, similar to the Canadian Experience Class. The FSW program enables eligible applicants to become permanent experience with no Canadian Work Experience
  • Provincial Nominee Program– You may consider securing a provincial nomination after studying and working in a specific province of Canada. The nomination may add a whopping 600 points to your CRS score, which will guarantee an Invitation to Apply. Some Canadian provinces grant nominations to graduates from other provinces.
  • Quebec immigration– International graduates can settle in Quebec by demonstrating French language proficiency and acquiring Quebec work experience. The program is exclusively applicable to candidates willing to work and live in Quebec.

We can improve your chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply. We provide individual guidance to aspiring immigrants who want to settle in Canada after graduation. Call us today for a consultation.

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