Pathway from Study to PR

Canada provides several pathways for international students to transition from study to permanent residency (PR)
Common Pathway for International Students to Become Permanent Residents in Canada
Completion of a Study Program in Canada
• Enroll in a study program at a designated learning institution in Canada.
• Ensure compliance with immigration and study regulations during your study period.
Working under Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP)
• After completing your study program in Canada, apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP). PGWP allows you to work in Canada for a specific duration after graduation (8 months to 3 years, depending on your program).
• Accumulating work experience in Canada can enhance your chances of obtaining permanent residency.
GET Permanent Residency through Popular Routes

Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)

Participate in the Canadian Express Entry system, where you compete with other candidates to receive an Invitation to Apply for permanent residency. Express Entry uses a ranking system based on various factors, including age, education, work experience, and language proficiency in English or French

Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

If you have sufficient work experience in Canada and meet the criteria of the Canadian Experience Class program, you can apply for permanent residency through this pathway.

CEC is often a favorable choice for individuals with Canadian work experience

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

If you intend to settle in a specific province or territory of Canada, consider the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Each province has its own unique requirements and criteria. If you are nominated through a PNP stream, you will have the opportunity to apply for provincial nomination and qualify for permanent residency

Other pathways to Canada PR

Explore other immigration options, such as Family Sponsorship, the Start-Up Visa (SUV) program, and more.
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Where is it easy to apply for permanent residency for
post-graduate students?

The competition in Canada’s Express Entry system is currently very high, and the required scores for receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency through the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) or Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) programs are quite competitive. Therefore, if you plan to study abroad and wish to stay, work, and obtain permanent residency in Canada, you should consider your choice of school, study programs, and provincial immigration policies.

Some provinces and territories in Canada offer Post-Graduation Immigration Programs specifically for international students. These programs typically require that international students have completed a study program in the respective province or territory and meet specific requirements. If you’re interested, consider reaching out to GTR Worldwide to learn more about the specific criteria for nomination


Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) also has options for international students, including the Alberta Opportunity Stream and Alberta Express Entry Stream​


Manitoba offers the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) - International Education Stream for nominating international graduates in Manitoba.

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia has the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP) - International Graduate Entrepreneur Stream for international graduates in Nova Scotia with a business plan


Saskatchewan is well-known for the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). Saskatchewan has a strong and diverse economy, providing opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship.


Ontario offers the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) - International Students stream for international students. If you have graduated in Ontario and meet specific requirements, you may be nominated for permanent residency


British Columbia offers the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) - International Post-Graduate category for international graduates from universities and colleges in BC


What can we help you?

Immigration policies can change over time, so it’s essential to stay updated with us for the latest information from the respective provincial or territorial immigration authorities.

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