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Posted on May 21 2018

Canada offers 3-year Work Visas to students while US restricts their job options

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Updated March 15 2023
Work Visas to Canada Students

Canada is offering 3-year Work visas to overseas students upon completing 2-year Diploma courses even as the US is restricting the job options for STEM students. As a result, large numbers of Indian students are now pursuing their overseas education in Canada. Conventionally many of them would have opted to study in the US.

Many overseas students who hoped to work in the US for longer period find that suddenly their wings have been clipped. This is owing to the latest interpretation of obligations of employers by the USICS. The training experience of overseas STEM students can now only be at own work site of the employer. This will curb their prospects to work for the business or tech consultancies, as quoted by the Times of India.

On the other hand, large numbers of students from India are opting to study in Canada. This is owing to the diverse diploma courses of 2 –year duration that is followed by 3-year work visas. These courses are also specialized and highly career oriented.

The latest interpretation of employer obligations by the USCIS hold good for OPT extensions of STEM students. The US is already witnessing a decline in the percentage of overseas students.

Experts in the immigration industry have said that Canada is emerging as one among the top preferred nation for overseas higher education. It is ranked second for the most preferred overseas destination for Indian students just behind the US. They have also said that in the near future it may also take over the US for the top position.

Indian students obtained 75,000 Canada Student Visas in 2017 as per the industry experts. It has been projected that the numbers will reach as high as 1, 25, 000 in 2018.

If you are looking to Study, Work, Visit, Invest or Migrate to Canada, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 Immigration & Visa Consultant.

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