How to Immigrate to Canada as a Recent Graduate?

How to Immigrate to Canada as a Recent Graduate?

Canada’s superb quality of life, low employment rate, and world-class education system make this country an attractive destination for new graduates. If you have just completed your graduation or post-graduation and planning to immigrate to Canada, here are several streams you may consider for your immigration.

Express Entry

Express Entry is one of the highly sought-after immigration pathways for foreigners who wish to relocate to Canada. Express Entry manages immigration applications for economic migration categories as an online system and conducts rounds of invitations twice a month to invite the highest-ranking applicants.

If you have at least one year of full-time work experience in Canada or your country of residence, you are eligible to apply under the following economic migration programs run by the express entry system

  • Federal Skilled Worker
  • Federal Skilled Trades
  • Canadian Experience Class


Applying to Express Entry requires you to submit the below-mentioned documents:

  • Language test results
  • Educational credential assessment report
  • Copy of a valid passport or travel document
  • Health and background check results


If you worked part-time during your studies abroad, the full-time would be counted towards the eligibility. However, the work must be paid and fall under the NOC skill type A, B, or 0.

Please note that submitting the file does not guarantee an invitation for the permanent residence application. The system will evaluate your file based on additional factors such as Canadian work experience, job offer, language skills, etc.

All factors increase your Comprehensive Ranking System score (CRS ranking), significantly strengthening your chances of receiving an ITA.

Study permit in Canada

Suppose you don’t have sufficient work experience to qualify for Express Entry but wish to immigrate to Canada. You may consider the Canadian study permit pathway and enroll in a post-secondary program in Canada. Canada is one of the leading destinations for higher education, preferred by international students because of its world-class universities, plenty of job opportunities, and superb quality of life.

Completing your education in Canada from a Designated Learning Institute (DLI) will help you qualify for a Post-Graduate Work Permit that lets you live and work in Canada, thus guaranteeing your invite in express entry rounds of invitations.

Migrate as an Entrepreneur

The government of Canada allows foreign entrepreneurs to immigrate to Canada to start a new or buy an existing business in a specific region. Each province in Canada runs its immigration programs for ambitious entrepreneurs with different eligibility requirements and visa guidelines.

If you want to start a business in Canada as a recent graduate, you must check the province’s eligibility criteria where you wish to settle. The majority of these immigration programs have work experience requirements as low as six months.

The Canadian government also runs a Start-up visa program for innovative immigrant entrepreneurs who have the potential to boost the country’s economy with their innovative business ideas.

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