This policy will be stay in effect for next 3 years until June 27, 2026.
Previously, work permit holders needed a study visa/permit if they wanted to enrol in a course longer than 6 months.
Each year, tens of thousands of temporary foreign workers bring their expertise to Canada, boosting the economy and helping to fill important gaps in the labour market.
Foreign employees contribute significantly to Canada’s GDP, but they sometimes encounter restrictions on the kinds of education programs they may enrol in to pursue their goals and seize new opportunities.
This new policy will improve the employment options for foreign nationals as well as their chances of settling here permanently.
This new policy is a great news for people who want to further their education and acquire additional training, especially those who need to upskill or confirm their international credentials via specific programs.
With this new temporary provision in place for three years, work permit holders are free to enrol in full- or part-time studies for as long as their work permits are in effect or until the policy’s expiry.
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