Ontario’s Masters Students Immigration applications 2018/2019 is Ongoing | Apply Here. Successful applicants to the Masters Graduate Stream receive a ‘base’ provincial nomination certificate and can later submit an application for permanent residence to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Even though ‘base’ immigration streams are not linked to the federal Express Entry system, they provide prospective immigrants a pathway to Canadian permanent residence.
Eligibility for Ontario’s Masters Students Immigration applications 2018/2019
To apply for the Masters Graduate Stream, an applicant:
- Must intend to live and work in Ontario
- Must have graduated from an existing Master’s program at an eligible publicly funded university in Ontario.
- The program of study must have been at least one year in length and must have been completed on a full-time basis.
- Must submit the application within two years of the date on which the Masters degree was granted.
- Must have legal status (i.e. study permit, work permit, visitor record) if living in Ontario at the time of the application:
- Applicants may be living outside Canada at the time of application; however, individuals living in Canada but outside Ontario are ineligible to apply.
- Candidates do not need to have legal status in Canada if they are applying from outside Canada.
- Must demonstrate an adequate intermediate proficiency level in English or French of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 or above in all four competencies (speaking, reading, writing, and listening).
- Must be able to show a minimum level of savings and/or income in order to support themselves and their dependents.
- Must show that they have resided in Ontario for at least 12 cumulative months in the 24 months before submitting an application.
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