Immigrants Who Studied in Canada are Likely to Earn More - Says Latest Study
- Immigrants who studied in Canada before getting their PR status earn more than those who did not.
- Pre-PR work experience and language proficiency are thought to be the defining reason.
Statistics Canada has released a study conducted in 2022 that examines the relationships between the pre-immigration study in Canada and post-immigration earnings.
The study shows that during the first two years of immigration, economic principle applicants with a Canadian educational background earned considerably more than those who did not study in Canada.
The study attributes the increased earnings to the candidates' language proficiency and work experience in Canada. International students are permitted to work in Canada while they study, and after completing their studies, the students might be eligible for the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP).
The work permit allows students to acquire work experience after completing their studies, and after that, they can apply for permanent residency in Canada through one of the multiple economic class immigration streams.
In addition to that, immigrants who have studied in Canada are more likely to have pre-immigration work experience, proficiency in one of the official languages, and pre-immigration earnings in Canada than those who have not studied in Canada.
However, the study has also found that, compared to candidates with similar language profiles and pre-immigration work experience in Canada, people with Canadian study experience have earned less than those with no Canadian study experience in the initial years after immigration.
The reason behind this can be the intent to pursue higher studies among the students with Canadian study experience in the first few years of immigration to Canada. Despite this, studying in Canada is highly beneficial.
After a decade of immigrating to Canada, economic immigrants who had studied in Canada are more likely to earn higher incomes compared to those who did not have any Canadian study experience.
The statistics explained that the experience of studying in the Canadian education system instills high-quality occupational skills in immigrants.
Studying in Canada helps immigrant to improve their employability by improving their
1 Language skills
2 Keen understanding of the labor market demands
3 Ability to integrate into the communities of the Canadian economy and society.
How to Study in Canada?
Willing to study in Canada to make your career smoother? Here is how you can study in Canada.
- Get enrolled in a designated learning institution such as a university or college and get a letter of acceptance.
- Once you get accepted apply for a study permit to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
- Prove that you have sufficient financial support to fund your studies, stay and return to your home country.
- Get a Quebec acceptance certificate if you wish to study in the province of Quebec.
- Have a clean criminal record.
- Be in good health.
- Satisfy a Canadian visa officer that you will leave Canada after finishing your course.
Planning to Move to Canada?
Studying in Canada can open up your opportunities to receive a PR in Canada. If you have a PGWP, you can apply for a PR in any province of Canada, as the provinces and the federal government highly value workers with a Canadian educational background.
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