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I am currently studying in Canada. Can I immigrate permanently?

You may be able to apply to immigrate permanently after you graduate. To do so, you need one year of skilled work experience in Canada.

The year of skilled work experience must be in a job that is listed in the 2016 National Occupation Classification as:

To qualify, you must also meet our language standards (depending on your job).

One way to get this work experience is through a post-graduation work permit. You can get one if you graduate from certain Canadian post-secondary schools. To qualify, the school must take part in our Post-Graduation Work Permit Program.

Students can now also earn additional Comprehensive Ranking Score points for study in Canada above high school:

You must complete an Express Entry profile as the first step to immigrate to Canada permanently as a skilled worker.


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