Migration Expert explains the unprecedented opportunity for international students who graduate from universities in Quebec to fast track their application for Canadian citizenship.
this is the first time that such a step is being taken, and the idea is to recognise the efforts and skills of those who come to study with us. We have a shortage of skilled labourers, and we need to address that.
(1888PressRelease) March 20, 2010 - In light of an exciting program announced on February 14th 2010 by the province of Quebec offering Canadian citizenship to international students who graduate from any university in the province, MigrationExpert.com has clarified the specific requirements that international students must satisfy and is offering a unique approach to assist students in fast tracking their student visa applications.
"We want to make our clients aware that an official Canadian delegation will be visiting university campuses abroad to encourage students to study in Canada especially in the wake of recent problems in Australia and the UK for international students", says MigrationExpert.com's Manager of Migration Services. "As a result of these changes we have seen an increase in students contacting us to help them apply for a student visa to Canada. Thankfully, pilot projects are under way to increase the processing time of student visa applications and it is common for a student visa application to be processed in as little as two and a half weeks."
A leading expert in identifying current immigration trends, Migration Expert believes that the recent changes announced by Quebec were intentional in luring students from countries such as India, as Canada already has long standing partnerships with many educational institutions. For example, since its inception nine months ago, the Student Partners Program has seen approximately 4,000 applications submitted from Indian students intending to study in Canadian colleges and universities.
Migration Expert applauds Quebec Premier Jean Charest on the recent changes which will see any student who obtains a bachelor, masters or PhD degree from a Quebec institute automatically receiving a certification of selection to become a citizen of Canada. Premier Charest asserted that, "this is the first time that such a step is being taken, and the idea is to recognise the efforts and skills of those who come to study with us. We have a shortage of skilled labourers, and we need to address that."
In order to qualify, MigrationExpert.com explains that student graduates must be at least 18 years of age, complete an eligible course of study in Quebec leading to a diploma, and have been in Quebec for at least half of the duration of the period of study. Under this category, applicants must intend to reside in Quebec and occupy a job in an eligible occupation after their graduation, must not take an undertaking to return home upon completion of their studies, and must be willing to undertake support of their family for up to 3 months. Successful candidates may apply up to 6 months before the completion of their studies and will also be required to satisfy language proficiency requirements of moderate oral proficiency in French.
While the student visa application and processing times can vary, Migration Expert is able to assist their clients by choosing the best procedure to apply under. Furthermore, a Certified Immigration Consultant can ensure that the student visa application is prepared and applied correctly to minimise any further delay once submitted.
For further information and advice on obtaining Canadian citizenship, contact MigrationExpert.com by visiting http://www.migrationexpert.com/canada
MigrationExpert.com is an online provider of visa and immigration advice and services. The Company has been operating since 2002 when it began its Australian visa services and has since helped people from all over the world apply for visas to Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.