International students travelling to Canada are not required to apply for a study visa unless the programmes they are enrolled in are longer than 6 months. Acquiring a study permit does however have significant benefits to students, giving them permission to seek part-time employment on campus and since April 2006, off-campus, for up to 20 hours per week whilst they are completing their studies.
Under the Post-Graduation Work Permit Programmes, international graduates from Canadian higher education institutions are eligible to apply for employment for up to two years.
Canadian society is known to be one of the most diverse in the world with more than 200 nationalities represented by the Canadian student body. This multicultural environment is great cultural exposure for students who want to work in multinationals and develop more cultural sensitivity