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Citizenship for Canadian International Students

Posted on February 4th, 2010 by Jennifer Frankel

In a move that has been designed to target the international education industry in both the UK and Australia, after both countries have had very public issues with visa issuance/ bogus schools and violence towards international students, the Canadian province of Quebec is now offering all international students who graduate from any university in the province, a fast track to Canadian Citizenship.

The move was announced earlier this week as the province’s premier,  Jean Charest, visited India and met with students and scholars from the University of Mumbai. Starting February 14th, international students who graduate from universities in Quebec would get “a certificate of selection” that would put them on a fast track to Canadian citizenship.

The news is sure to see an influx of applications to Canada, not only from India, but also from countries all over the world. The UK and Australia will be hardest hit however with their recent troubles. Most recently the UK have suspended all visa issuance in India as the last quarter of 2009 saw an huge influx of visa requests (13,500) which is up from the average for that period around 1,200 to 1,800. For more information on this subject, please see the original news source for a full outline.

Are you an international student who is now going to consider studying in Canada because of this? Let us know in the comments section below!

71 Responses to “Citizenship for Canadian International Students”

  1. Stacy Ann Nolan Says:

    I am an ineternational student from Jamaica who is currently studying in the U.S my passion is agriculture and i was considering Canada.

  2. girish Says:

    hi ,

    i am from india…… i just want to know about higher studies in canada related to clinical research / clinical trials.

  3. NGBEME BODA Dieu Beni Says:

    I’m Dieu beni,two years ago,I was looking for scholarship to study in canada.My field is finance, but right now,I’m in first year at university.

  4. ALFRED Says:



  5. rahul nischal Says:

    i want to join graduation course. what i should do ?

  6. taranpreet Says:

    i want to join hotel management cource.what i should do?

  7. Rebecca Mulati Says:

    I want to study Human Resource Management,Please connect me.

  8. Rebecca Mulati Says:

    please guide me i want to study Human resource Management

  9. John Says:

    Nice article
    Keep it updated

  10. mbabazi josephine Says:

    Dear readers i have a bachelors in Information technology from Uganda,I need a scholarship for further studies in canada,UK,OR USA. Am the one looking after my siblings pliz i need some assistance.

  11. Andrew Gore Says:

    I’m a junior in the US; who will graduate from high school next year (2011) and am interested in attending college in Canada. I am especially interested in attending in or near Victoria. I have no idea where to start since there seems to be quite a bit of information floating around.

  12. Elumelu Peter Says:

    I’m a high school graduate living in Nigeria and am interested in attending college in Canada. I am especially interested in attending anywhere in victoria. I have no idea where to start since there seems to be quite a bit of information floating around.

  13. Cheryl Says:

    I am international student looking to pursue a masters degree in Canada. How can I apply for citizenship while studying in Canada?

  14. Gbala Says:

    I am international student from Nigeria looking to pursue an undergrate study in Canada. I need more details and proceedure in making it a reality.

  15. khunkyi Says:

    I am an international student from Myanmar studying in the uk,I am looking for the marine engineering course.

  16. Seifu W/giorgis Kassa Says:

    Dear sir, Ihave a bachler degree in management.I looking for to join a master program in your university.

  17. Seifu W/giorgis Kassa Says:

    Dear sir I have a bachler degree in management.I am looking to join a master program in university.

  18. mahbub hasan khan Says:

    i am an international student and i have ielts score of 7.0 and got 5A’s 2B’s and 1 C in O level and gpa 4.40 in HSC. i am from bangladesh.

  19. Karinda Janvier Says:

    Dir sir ! I have a Bachelor’s Degree in law looking to pursue a masters Degree in Busness law in US. I need more details and proceedure in making it a reality

  20. della Says:

    Please keep it updated. Really nice article.

  21. Christelle Beauboeuf Says:

    Dear Sir or Miss,
    My name is Christelle Beauboeuf! I’m Haitian and i leave in Haiti! After the January 12 Earthquake,i went to the United States,with my sister and my mom to avoid the stress after the Quake! Now that we have arrived here,without the residency or the citizenship,we cannot attend neither College nor University! Plus,the expenses for an international student in the U.S are not affordable for my parents that have lost both there jobs in the Earthquake! I’ve always wanted to study in Canada,because the social life is excellent there!
    So if there is a possibility that i find a scholarship in Canada,please help!
    I’ve been studying Business Administration for the past two years! Now that my school has collapsed,i cant go back to continue! I also wanted to change my major from Business Administration to Hospitality and Tourism or Veterinary Medicine if possible!
    Please give me the procedure in making it a reality!

  22. Ibrahim Badawy Says:

    I’m an international student from Egypt. I study media/journalism & TV broadcast in the U.S. unitl the end of May 2010. I am keen on improving and developing my skills all the time. I like being in a diverse society. I am so ambitious and enthusiastic to complete my studies and career.

    I hope you could help me make it happens
    warm regards

  23. matbaa Says:

    it seems complicated but very nice blog, useful, informative.

  24. pokhreis Says:

    I am a senior student in US in health care field.I am graduating this may. I wanna pursue my masters degree in Canada in medical field. Can you suggest me some ideas to pursue my degree in Canada.

  25. Charles Says:

    I am an international student from Nigerian an a graduate from a Polytechnic in Nigeria whit about 7years working experience in Banking Industry. In now want to study for post graduate study with scholarship, how can i go about it.

  26. Meaza Tezera Says:

    Dear Sir/Madam!!!

    I am Meaza (female) from Ethiopia. I have Diploma by Information Technology. I eagerly want to continue my Degree by any relative field of study if I get free/loan chance. So please consider my feeling and try to give me! My contact address is +251911565619 Please try to help me by advice and chance. If I get this chance I will be the luckiest girl.

    With Best Regards
    Meaza Tezera

  27. Tamiru Mengesha Says:

    Dear Sir/Madam!!!

    I am International student from Ethiopia. I would like to ask you how can I get scholarship chance in your Country for my Degree.

  28. heena Says:

    i am heena from india .. i have done my LAW FROM jamai millia islamia from india its a 5 year course .. i always get scholarship from my university .. i alwayz satnd second in my college .. plz tell me what all scopes do i have in canada .. plz tell me abt the citizenship too.. how many years will i get the citizenship??
    thank u

  29. Vanessa Says:

    I am from Jamaica who holds a degree in Urban and Regional Planning.I want love to do my Masters in Environmental Planning or Public Health something along the environmental line. I have no money and would love to get a full scholarship to pursue my dream at a University in Canada. Thank you.

  30. Chanet Says:

    Hi, I am a Jamaican looking for a scholarship in Canada in Hospitality and tourism management. I have a Asc in same area and major in travel and tour. Can i get some valuable info as to how to get a scholarship

  31. abrahim abdulle Says:

    hi,I am etiopian,i have adv.diplom intextile technology in 2005 from bahir dar unverstiy,now i am looking for scholarship in canada in any field of study,ethire in BSC or BA levele ,can u help in this ishu how can i get scholar ship thank u.

  32. stephane Says:

    I am from the ivory coast and i am an international student leaving in the US.I am about to be a junior in mechanical engineering here but I am very interested of canada, what are the requirements?

  33. Haftom Says:

    I am from Ethiopia and I have diploma in construction technology so I want to upgrade to civil engineering scholarship in Canada fiscal year 2011

  34. Habibul Alam Says:

    I am international student looking to pursue a masters degree in MBA in Canada. How can I apply for citizenship while studying in Canada?

  35. md sadik ansari Says:

    I am from Kolkata, India, currently i am on a student exchange programme doing my one year diploma course in hospitality & tourism management in Cedar Rapids, IA (USA), i got the student grant. I want to complete my course & get a bachelor degree in hospitality & tourism management from Canada. I would like to get some information on financial aid & scholarship programme for my course. Please do let me during my stay in USA, i am here till next year July ’11.


    Dear Sir/Madam!!!

    I am Meaza (female) I am international student from Ethiopia. I have Diploma by Information Technology. I eagerly want to continue my Degree by any relative field of study I am trying to get the chance long time but still not getting I want to study English, Tourism Management, Health, IT , Business or any field if I get free chance. So please consider my feeling and try to give me Chance/ Advice how to get the chance. Please try to help me to improve my educational background. If I get this chance I will be the luckiest girl. Finally I want to remind is my first choice is English and Tourism Management the rest I put as alternative.

    With Best Regards
    Meaza Tezera

  37. Jack nepoli Says:

    Iam an ALEVEL student from Nepal and wanna read in canada with permanent resisdence or with canadian citizenship.Iam an student of humanities plz suggest me what process i should apply for getting citizenship and a canadian visa.hoping for ur heartfull responce.

  38. Hamdi Says:

    Hi,my name is Hamdi and i am from ethiopia every kid dream is to extend his/her knowledge help me reach that dream I am currently studying civil engineering my mail Hamdi_phantom@yahoo.Com
    thank you

  39. Jamie Roe Says:

    I’m from the UK and I finshed my A-Levels last July. I want to go on to further education in Canada to study a course in Game developement (or something similar) Also, I’d like to gain Canadian citizenship or permanent residence. Can you help me on how to achieve this? as I’m very confused about the whole thing.

    Many thanks,

  40. ijaz Says:

    i am an expat pakistani student in UAE. i wish to go for diploma study to a canadian state where i can qualify for citizenship in a short period. Please advice me the name of canadian state which encourges naturalisation in a short period and where diploma courses are affordable.
    Best Regards

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  42. mohammad walid fikirini Says:

    dear sir/madam
    withfull of hope i am going to write aletter to which are mention above.
    I am Tanzania my aged 30years old my level education is double ordinary diploma in tourism and travel management and also i have enough experince to work in tourism sector becouse i work in tourism since 2001 zanzibar commission for tourism so that i am so interest to get first degree in tourism please help me to sponsor first deree in tourism and hopitality.

  43. Judica Mushi Says:

    i am tanzanian adult woman seeking financial assistance to pursue HRM Master degree at OPEN UNIVERSITY OF TANZANIA in evening programme. evening programme will allow me to work, attend family matters as well as studying. tutioin fees required is tshs 4million. i was awarded BA SOCIOLOGY with GPA 3.4 from OUT in october 2010. please any good wishers help and i will be ready to provide essential information required. thank you in advance.

  44. adnan Says:

    dear sir,
    with most respectly i want study in canada in law subjects. i have done LLB , know i want more study in law subjects in canada university. please you guide me about some university and procceger about admission.
    i will be very thankfull to you.

  45. MOHSEN Says:



  46. sherine eltabbakh Says:

    I am a current international student at Concordia University. This is my first fall semester. My dad works here as diplomat for just three years.We are from Egypt. I heard that I have the right to submit for citizenship of Canada, but I want to know what procedures do I have to do; in addition. what are the rules for taking the Canadian citizenship.

  47. musa bittar Says:

    I am from sierra Leone,i just graduated with a law degree from a UK university and i am currently doing Legal Practise Course which is the vocational stage for becoming a solicitor in England and Wales.I am looking forward to do my masters in law in a Canadian university.will like to know if this citizenship law to international students will apply.

  48. bamidele Says:

    With a very good grade in M.Eng degree in electronics and communications engineering from the west african foremost military university in Nigeria,i need a Ph.d scholarship in any suitable and available ivory tower in Canada.Thank you

  49. Ramonita Schuneman Says:

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  50. marocup Says:

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  52. Emerson Says:

    I finished 1 year Professional Diploma(Health and Social Care) in UK. And now i am applying for a BSc (Hons) Computing with a duration of 2 years. One of my option is to make an application to Canada. Is it possible that while im studying my Degree Level in UK, if i could apply for a Masters Degree in Canada direct from UK? My wife who is living with me right now, can she apply with me at the same time. By the way, we’re from Philippines.

    Thank you!

  53. ebenezer Says:

    pls madam or sir am eben an aspiring law student and i want to furthur my studies in york university in canada .can i apply for my citizenship after my studies .thank you

  54. shamsher singh Says:

    which course i would choose that i apply for citizenship in canada

    thanks !

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  56. naz beste Says:

    Hi,I am international student from Turkey.Next year I am graduating and I want to study in Canada at Thompson Rivers University.I want to learn how I take scholar from university or how much money am I need to live in Kamloops?thank you from now

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  58. John Says:

    I have a Masters degree in theology, I would like a scholorship for a PH.D degree in my related field. I would like to study in Canada.

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  61. JEAN Says:

    I am Jean, living in the USA, looking for a grant to complete a MBA in Hospitality and Tourism. I do have a bachelor degree in Business Administration/Marketing from an accredited university in the USA. I already completed 12 credis in the Master program in the US. If you can I would appreciate it. I took the classes online.

  62. ahmad Says:

    if i will become a international students in canada than after three years i will get the canadian citizenship or not

  63. Shalieka Burris Says:

    I am Shalieka and I am interested in doing a MA in Canada.

  64. Shalieka Burris Says:

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  70. Haroon Shah Says:

    I am an international student looking forward to study in Canada, and was just wondering weather i could get the citizenship before finishing my studies. I will be staying there for at-least 4 years.

  71. Sadaf Moheddin Says:

    I am going to study in Canada for a 1 year certification program in Financial planning after my 3 years graduation from India and almost 4 years of experience in banking field. Please advice how can I get the PR for Canada and after how many days I can apply for the citizenship.
    Kindly suggest.

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