The global pandemic has slowed visa processing and imposed travel restrictions on those who have visas. International students, have been one of the greatest casualties of this.
Canada, in 2019, played host to more than 650,000 international students, Nigerian student taking 8th on the log. More than 58,000 former international student have become permanent residents.
On Tuesday July 14th, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) - formerly known as Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced that international students who have been caught in the web of the slow visa processing would not be shut out of their desires to study in canada.
Aspiring International student have been worried about their visa processing at various application centers around the world and how they would be denied the opportunity to study in canada.
The IRCC states that international student can now relax knowing that -
1) Those who had submitted a complete application online will now get faster processing time as concessions will be given to their processing
2) After approval of visas, they can commence their study online in their respective countries but be assured that they will complete at least 50% of their study in Canada. The time spent outside Canada will also be counted as part of the total required time spent inside the country as it will count for their eligibility for a post-graduation work permit.
3) The visa approvals will now be made in two stages, eligibility and approval. This means those who have been offered admission and have proof of funding to satisfy their study requirements will be considered “eligible”.
Those who have met all requirements which include submitting all relevant documents as- biometrics, an immigration medical exam and a police certificate.will be considered admissible.
The key all aspiring international Nigerian student should note here is
(1)Your fulfilling of all eligibility and admissibility requirement for the visa process, and
(2)Time of application submission.
They should make sure they do due process in their documentation and turn in their application at least two-months before their intended course start off date, and should try to do so online to ensure they benefit from the new concessions.
Thanks for reading through 🤙🏻
Please hit the follow button 🙏
Content created and supplied by: 4TY1MEDIA (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More