Canada adds Latin American and Caribbean countries to its expedited student visa program

Canada announced a significant expansion of its Student Direct Stream (SDS) on 9 July 2021, with students from seven new countries throughout the Americas now eligible to participate in the expedited program for Canadian study permits.

Students from Antigua and Barbuda, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago may now apply via SDS, an online option that offers faster processing times for eligible study permit applicants.

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UK opens new post-study work visa route for international students

A new immigration route has opened on Thursday (1 July 2021), allowing international graduates to kick-start their careers in the UK after they have finished their studies at a UK university. The UK Home Office has also confirmed further Covid-19 visa concessions for students unable to travel to the UK.

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Post-study work visas and the best countries to work in after studying

One of the appeals of studying abroad is the opportunity to experience a new work culture via a post-study work visa. According to the 2019 International Student Survey report from QS, when choosing a country to study in, 35% of respondents want to be able to get a work visa after graduation. In some circumstances, like in case of Canada, the right post-study work visa can be the first step towards becoming a permanent resident of the country that hosted you during your education.

If you’d like to stay abroad after your studies, these English-speaking countries offer the best work visa schemes for international students based on length of stay. READ MORE