Japan to Canada
Canada and Japan are both gorgeous countries with their individual history, rich heritage, booming economy, and breathtaking scenery.
Both countries have built long-lasting relationships in the past. One example is the Canada-Japan Co-op Program. It is a unique program that works with educational institutions to attract students for co-op work terms or internships.
In recent years Canada’s education institutes got more and more popular with international students.
How is Canada perceived in Japan?
In Japan, Canada’s popularity as study location increased in recent years. Landing it on the 2nd most popular study spot according to Japan Student Services Organization – JASSO. Simultaneously, the government of Japan confirms an increase in the number of students heading to Canada.
Learning English overseas is the goal of over 55 % of Japanese students.
Why is Canada the ideal spot for this goal?
Canada offers students safety and positive learning environment. Additionally, Canada offers vast possibilities of English language courses. These factors seem to make Canada the perfect destination for Japanese students.
Japan’s goal to increase studying abroad numbers
In 2013 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decided to help Japanese students who want to study abroad. His goal is to increase the number of students studying abroad.
A necessary step, as employers are looking for foreign language skills and experience abroad in their future employees. Companies and businesses are interacting on a worldwide marketplace; therefore, their workforce has to have global experience.
What has Canada to offer?
Japan is an amazing country. Let us look what Canada has a lot to offer.
1. Living Costs
Rent in cities, for example, is cheaper than in Japan. Comparing monthly prices of a 900 sq feet apartment shows that Tokyo with CA$ 3058 is more expensive than Toronto CA$ 1747.
2. City Lifestyle
Canada’s cities are less crowded and have more space. Housing in Canada is in general cheaper. Additionally, the air quality is very good with less pollution.
Both countries have breathtaking nature. Hiking and outdoor activities are part of Canadian culture. You will find mountains, endless coastline, tundra, and northern lights in Canada’s nature.
4. Work-Life Balance
Canada is one of the most welcoming nations. Work-life balance is very important in Canada. Especially for students and young professionals who are looking for both career opportunities and entertainment.
International students are targeting Canada for its educational institutions. In Canada, international students can embrace the whole Canadian lifestyle with not only being part of the education system but through various work experience as well.
Canada’s secret is its safety, cheaper living costs, nature, multiculturalism, welcoming attitude and flexibility in the visa and immigration programs.
Make Canada your study destination!
572,415 international students lived in Canada in 2018. 1 % of international students come from Japan.
International students come here
- Because of the quality of the Canadian education system
- Because of Canada’s tolerant and non-discriminatory society
- Because of the public safety of the country
What do international students say about Canada?
- 96% of international students recommend Canada as a study location and
- 60% want to apply for permanent residence after their studies.
Ready to plan your studies in Canada? This brings us to the next topic: Canada study permit.
Why do I need a Canada study permit?
A study permit allows you to study at your designated learning institute in Canada. You will need to apply for it before you start your traveling to Canada. With a study permit approval, you will be issued a visitor visa or an electronic travel authorization (eTA).
- A study permit is not a visa.
- A visa allows you to enter and stay in Canada.
- A study permit allows you to study in Canada.
How long can I stay in Canada with a study permit?
The length of your study permit depends on your study program. It will be as long as your study program plus an extra 90 days. These additional 90 days will give you time to either leave Canada or apply to extend your stay.
Study Permit Length = Lengths of your study program + 90 days
What happens if you have to take prerequisite courses?
If you are taking prerequisite courses before your main program starts, your study permit will be valid for the length of those courses, plus 1 year.
Study Permit Length = Lengths of your prerequisite courses + 1 year
As soon as you get accepted into your chosen study program, you should apply to extend your stay as a student.
What if I finish my studies earlier/later then my study permit is valid?
If you finish your studies faster, you permit will stop being valid for the additional 90 days after you completed your studies. The date on your completion letter, transcript or degree/diploma is the day that counts.
If you need more time with your studies, apply to extend your stay as a student before the date on your permit.
Traveling while being a student in Canada?
Of course, you can visit your family or travel while you are an international student. When you return, you will have to prove you are still enrolled in your school. Always check your visitor visa or eTA.
Am I eligible to apply?
You are eligible to apply to a study permit if
- You have to clear Language (English/French) Proficiency test
- You are enrolled at a designated learning institution (DLI).
- You have the necessary funds to pay for tuition, living expenses, transportation costs.
- You have no criminal record.
- You are in good health and have a medical exam (if required).
- You will conduct an interview with an immigration officer at the border.
What requirements do I have to fulfill during my stay in Canada?
During your time studying in Canada, you have to
- Make progress towards completing your program.
- Respect all conditions listed on your study permit.
- Stop studying if you no longer meet the requirements.
- Leave Canada when your permit expires.
Conditions in your study permit depend on your case.
It can affect your ability:
- To work and
- To travel within Canada.
How do I apply for the study permit?
You can apply online or in-person. However, online applications are faster, easier to update, cheaper, and you can track your status.
Canada Study Permit Refusals
About 30 % of all applications are rejected, according to the IRCC.
Why do some permits get refused?
- Financial funds
- IRCC is not convinced that the applicant will leave Canada
- The chosen study programs
- Letter of acceptance
- Travel documents
- Travel history
- Family relationships
- Employment prospects
What Can I Do If My Study Permit Application Is Refused?
If your study permit application is refused by IRCC, there are two courses of action you can take:
1. Appeal the refusal, or.
2. Address the reason(s) it was refused in a new application.
To be successful either way, you first need to understand why your application was refused. Usually, the main reason for refusal will be listed in the refusal letter you receive. Additionally, you can request access to the notes the visa officer reviewing your file made.
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