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Why Filipinos choose Canada over US to study

With a established and permanent program in place allowing international students to experience working and living in Canada while studying in preparation for a successful career or migration pathway. Filipinos have been moving North of America.

Crispin ArandaOriginally posted on March 2, 2018; updated March 2, 2018

A recent survey of over 250 American higher education institutions conducted by the American Associatyon of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers reports that "students from all over the world apply to attend America's colleges and universities, but one country is now more popular than ever with international applicants — Canada.

Canadian schools in Ontario, British Columbia and Manitoba experienced an increase in applications from international studentrs, incluidoing those from the Philippines.  Among the Filipino applicants who got their student visa approvals share their application experience with the Philippines leading immigrant advocacy, education and career consulting firm - the Immigrant Visa Center.


Cost and effect

To most Filipino students, the tuition fee in most Canadian schools cost far less than their U.S. counterparts.  In addition, Canada allows international students to work part time 20-hours a week while in school and full-time when school is not in session. And for students who are either married or with common law partners, another benefit granted the spouse or common law partner of an international student in Canada is the ability or authorization to work full time for the duration of the student's academic program.  Of course, the international student must maintain his or her academic status.

Third, after a one or two -year full time academic program, an international student may work full time - anywhere in Canada - during the Post-Graduate Work Experience stage which could be up to three years.

Such an incredible opportunity to experience Canada first hand, how the workplace is and to interact with people from all over the world brings a perspective unlke any other.

Finally, the completion of an academic program increases the chances of an international graduate to pursue permanent residencyt through Express Entry since the study and work in Canada earn points.

Authors & Contributors

Crispin Aranda

Crispin Aranda

Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.

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