May 6, 2023

Migrating to Canada as a Nepalese international student from Australia

If you’re a Nepali international student living in Australia and thinking about moving to Canada, here are some key points to consider. Canada is the second-largest country in the world, and there are a variety of climates, with summer temperatures rising to 35 degrees Celsius and temperatures going lower than -25 degrees Celsius.

Moving to Canada for higher studies or work can benefit you if you’ve studied in Australia. You can visit Canada for up to six months without having to apply for a visa. Moving and working in Canada from Australia can prove quite a memorable experience.

That said, the process involved in applying to move to Canada can get complicated, which is why you may need an experienced professional to guide you. We are a leading consultancy equipped to help international students in Australia achieve their goals of studying in Canada. We have experienced staff members dedicated to providing the best service to clients looking to study abroad in Canada.

The journey from Australia to Canada as an international student    

Many aspects draw students and people looking to live in another country to Canada, such as good quality of education, great quality of living, access to universal healthcare, multicultural society, and many more. Canada is ranked among the top 20 safest countries in the world.

It has positive immigration plans with a structured approach to immigration, welcoming international students from all around the world.

Due to the shortage of well-skilled labour, Canada has plenty of job opportunities in sectors such as food, retail, manufacturing, transportation, etc.

    ► Living and working conditions in Canada

If you are migrating from Australia to Canada, you should know that the weather in this country is the complete opposite. Summer days in Australia are quite hot compared to Canada, and winter in Canada is extremely cold.

Canada is a bilingual country, and the main languages are English and French.

As for the cost of living in Canada, consumer prices are lower, and rents are lower than in Australia. 

The unemployment rates are quite low, so moving to Canada will not be a problem if you plan on working there. 

Canada has low accommodation costs, an easy PR system, ideal family settings, and many more such amazing facilities that are attractive to immigrants. If you are still uncertain about migrating, you can visit Canada and then make your decision. 

Canada has so much to offer, with varied landscapes, forested valleys, beautiful rivers, friendly natives, majestic mountains, and various winter activities to enjoy as well.   

    ► Comparatively affordable study options

It is inevitably expensive to study abroad. A lot goes to making sure that international students can sustain their stay and cost of education abroad. However, compared to other countries like the US, the UK, and so on, there is a slight dip in costs. This doesn’t mean that Canada may be less expensive but it’s comparatively affordable.

    ► Better chances of gaining admission

Canadian universities have a high acceptance rate, which means that foreign students may have a higher chance of getting admission. The education system in Nepal may focus more on academic strengths, which is not the only criteria that universities abroad consider. For instance, Nepalese students pursuing an undergraduate program may find that universities in the US will look at their academic record, SAT or ACT scores, and extra-curricular development. However, in Canada, a student’s academic performance in school is taken into account. 

    ► Higher chances of job opportunities after studying in Canada

If you’re a student from Nepal looking for boosting your career options then Canada offers more than study program completions. You can also apply for a work permit and get a suitable job after you graduate or complete higher studies.

After completing your study program or 180 days of completion, you can apply for the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP). So, if you’ve studied at a DLI (authorised Designated Learning Institute) with a valid study permit, you can apply for PGWP. Furthermore, the study program you undertook should have been at least eight months long. Also, the validity of duration to work in Canada can range from eight months to three years, depending on the period of your study program. For instance, if you graduated from a three-year Bachelor’s program, your PGWP will be valid for 3 years.

    ► Immigration pathways for foreign students made easier

Canada makes it easier for international students to immigrate to the country and become a permanent resident. After completing studies in Canada, doors are open to many immigration pathways, and Express Entry streams like Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program, Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). For these streams, foreign students may get additional points for their Canadian education to improve their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. 

If you are interested in living and working in Canada, you may apply for permanent residency. To apply for permanent residency and pursue a life in Canada, you will need to provide several documents such as:

  • Passport
  • Police certificates
  • Educational transcripts 
  • Language test results 
  • Proof of funds

To become a Canadian citizen, you will need to be over 18 years old and have spent three years living in Canada.  Furthermore, you need to meet the eligibility requirements which include: 

  • Being a permanent resident
  • Living in Canada for 3 out of the last 5 years
  • File your taxes for 3 out of the last five years
  • Prove your English and/or French language skills
  • Pass the citizenship test

If you are planning on moving to Canada permanently, you may require some assistance, and this is where we can guide you. 

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