Why Students Wants to Study in Canada – Canadian Student Visa

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Canadian educational institutions are very popular among the students. Every student wants to get Canadian Student Visa. This country allocates highest funds for the education sector.  The students who have completed their education are settled in their life and pursuing their bright future.

These institutions offer different types of practical as well as theoretical courses. If you are a Pakistani national and planning to study in Canada then this is the best time to make your dreams true. There are a lot of opportunities for qualified students of best Canadian universities.

The students who are looking for permanent residence in Canada then this student visa will help them a lot. If you put a deep eye over the point system in Canada then you will come to know that those students who have completed their education in the country can get extra points. Moreover, if any student has Canadian education then he has no need for Educational credential assessment to make himself eligible for the Express entry in Canada.

Why Students Wants to Study in Canada – Canadian Student Visa

There are different programs available for students. Their duration is different from each other. there are some courses for one year and some for two years. If you are looking for four years study or master program in Canada then you can avail these two educations easily. Canadian universities are giving opportunities to its students with a master degree in one or two years.

There is a walk safe program in Canada through which students of Canadian institutions can travel safely in the country. The students from different countries can enjoy the same privileges as the born Canadian students can enjoy. This unique aspect makes the Canadian education much different from the education of different countries.

Before applying for Canadian Student Visa, you must prepare yourself to pay the tuition fees. If you are planning to get admission in the undergraduate course then you must deposit 12,000 to 40,000 Canadian dollars for your education fee. There are some other fees are to be deposit by the student is as under:

  • Fee for Administration is 100 CAD.
  • Fee for a Study Permit is 150 CAD.
  • You must have 600 CAD for the residence on rent.

The Canadian government provides a lot of assistance to the students who preferred Canada as their study destination. You can get assistance on different issues regarding residence, health, study programs and traveling routes. Canadian Student Visa is very popular for many years because it provides different types of study programs as well as an opportunity to pursue a bright future.


‘If I go back they will kill me’

A Saudi woman attempting to flee from her “abusive” family and seek asylum in Australia has reportedly been forcibly returned to Riyadh after being gagged, tied with duct tape and wrapped in a sheet by two uncles while on a stopover in the Philippines.

Dina Ali Lasloom, 24, a Saudi national currently living in Kuwait, landed in Manila in the early hours of Monday morning, on a routine layover en route to Sydney, where she claims she intended to claim asylum. She says she had secretly obtained a tourist visa, seen by The Australian, from the Australian embassy in Kuwait. Saudi women are not allowed to travel without approval from their male guardian, and Saudi embassies are known to assist families in tracking down women who have fled abroad.

After Ms Lasloom’s arrival, she claims her passport, boarding pass and travel documents were confiscated by Philippines Airlines staff and she was told that “someone important” had instructed them not to allow her to board her 11am flight to Sydney.

‘If I go back they will kill me’

A Twitter feed apparently set up in her name has laid out the claims she made about her ordeal and posted pictures of her boarding pass.

“They took me and locked me up for thirteen hours, just because I’m a Saudi woman, with the co-operation of the Saudi embassy,” Ms Lasloom claimed in a video sent to a Saudi activist and posted online. “If my family come, they will kill me. If I go back to Saudi Arabia, I will be dead. Please help me. The Philippines government and Saudi are violating human rights and international law. I am kept here as a criminal, I can’t do anything, I can’t go out.”

It is unclear why the young woman feared being killed if she was forced to return to Saudi Arabia. She told Meagan Khan, a Canadian tourist who came to her aid at the airport, that “her family, her uncles, are very strict, and abusive to her, so she ran away.”

“She told me she was a teacher, she said ‘they forced me to become a teacher or be a slave’. She is not allowed to leave the house without a guy at all,” a distressed Ms Khan told The Australian after landing in Bali.

On Monday afternoon, two men who Ms Lasloom identified as her Saudi uncles, whom she described as diplomats and who were accompanied by a woman from the Kuwaiti embassy, approached Ms Lasloom and Ms Khan. “Her face just collapsed and she said ‘they’re here Meagan!’ As soon as she saw them her eyes started swelling up with tears,” said Ms Khan, who lent Ms Lasloon her phone to put her posts up on Twitter.

Read More: theaustralian

Meet the backpacker touring WA courtesy of truckies

A BRITISH backpacker who completed a 1600km walk in WA’s outback is now hitch-hiking her way around the continent thanks to Aussie truckies.

Lindsey Cole has travelled from Darwin to Sydney since she began her 18-wheel-odyssey in February, and is determined to make it back to the Northern Territory before her tourist visa expires. And her journey was inspired by a lift she received to Perth.

A helpful truck driver brought Ms Cole back to WA’s capital last year, after she completed the gruelling walk portrayed in the film Rabbit Proof Fence between Moore River and Jigalong.

“This is much more tiring than walking,” she said from a roadhouse on Melbourne’s outskirts.

“I think it’s because I’m always talking to people.

Meet the backpacker touring WA courtesy of truckies

“I love hearing their stories but finding stuff to talk about for 36 hours with someone you’ve never met can be tiring.”

Ms Cole said she and her long-haul helpers had discussed everything from politics to relationships and that a lot of the burly blokes told her “how much they miss their wives”.

“They all tell me to be careful,” she said, and admitted anxiety was one of the reasons her trip was so tiring.

But the 34-year-old said she did not approach “dodgy looking” drivers and had good instincts for who to trust.

She felt her experience so far, which has involved lifts in eight big rigs, had been encouraging.

“There’s a lot of hate in today’s world and we can be quick to judge, but people are generally kind,” she said.

“I wouldn’t have known any truckies before but now I’ve got a black book full of them.

“Some of these guys have got incredible stories — I can’t repeat some of the best ones — and they’re really nice people. I’ve seen the hard work they do. I think they get a bit of a bad rap but they keep Australia moving.”

Ms Cole said she had found the drivers unanimously “love Australia”, and added: “My ears have become immune to the F and C words.”

Her longest wait for a lift was 12 hours in Broome but she “loved” her most recent trip to Perth.

The former documentarymaker has already considered her next adventure and said: “I have been talking to somebody about camels.”

Source: perthnow

Canada’s own immigration ban

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Canada is trying to be an example for the world by welcoming refugees, but its doors are still not open to Roma.

While the world is outraged, and rightly so, by recent policies south of its border, we are quick to forget that not too long ago the Canadian government imposed its own ban of sorts, one that aimed to restrict entry into the country of a specific group of people fleeing persecution.

It did so on the premise that these people were “bogus refugees” undeserving of Canada’s protection and explicitly targeted them as “criminals”.

Earlier this month, Anthony Housefather, Member of Parliament for Mount Royal delivered a poignant speech during the emergency debate on the executive order signed by United States President Donald Trump to ban refugees and immigrants of Muslim-majority countries from entering the US.

Housefather shed light on Canada’s own issues of xenophobia and the politics of fear. From the Chinese Exclusion Act, to the rejection of Jewish refugees aboard the St. Louis, he cited example after example of the darker side of Canada’s past.

Immigration to Canada

And although these historic examples rung strong and true, where was mention of the more recent instances of injustice and discrimination in Canadian immigration policy?

In 2013, financed with Canadian taxpayer money, the government initiated a billboard campaign in the predominant countries of origin of Roma claimants.

It sought to deliberately deter Roma from seeking asylum in Canada, stating that “people who make a [refugee] claim without sound reasons will be processed faster and deported faster.”

The billboards were placed in countries such as Hungary, a country which is still listed as “safe” under the current government.

Until the federal court deemed it unconstitutional in 2015, refugee claimants from the Designated Country of Origin (DCO) list were denied their right to appeal in cases of rejection, so as to avoid “abuse” of the system.

The Conservative government’s policy and rhetoric targeting Roma asylum seekers as “bogus and fraudulent refugees “undeserving of Canada’s protection” were not only effective in blocking Roma from entering the country.

They also served to embed in Canadian media and political discourse the very stereotypes and hate Roma were seeking to flee in their countries of origin.

In this climate of animosity and hostile attitudes towards Roma, many Roma refugee claimants were being taken advantage of by their legal representatives and subjected to biased decision-making at the Immigration and Refugee Board.

Despite increasing refugee acceptance numbers under the current administration, Canadian authorities continue to practise racial profiling against Roma. In 2015, dozens of Hungarian Roma with valid travel documents were prevented from boarding flights to Canada for allegedly lacking proper documentation to enter the country due to their Roma ethnicity. Read More: aljazeera

Australia launches online visas for Chinese nationals

Immigration to Australia

The Tourism and Transport Forum Australia (TTF) has applauded the commencement of online visitor visa applications for Chinese nationals as a positive reform that will help Australia remain competitive in attracting more visitors from this critical growth market.

Previously Chinese nationals had to wade through a quagmire of paperwork, often in duplicate and in English, to apply for a visa. The process has, to-date, been expensive and unduly time consuming.

“Chinese visitors are a gold-mine for Australia’s visitor economy – they stay longer and spend more than other nationalities which is fantastic news for our visitor economy,” said Margy Osmond, TTF CEO.

“Bravo to the Tourism Minister Stephen Ciobo and Immigration Minister Peter Dutton on announcing today that online visitor visa applications for Chinese nationals are now open for business. This is a great step forward to taking the pain out of paper-based visa applications especially when more than 1.2 million Chinese visitors travelled to Australia in the past 12 months.

Australian Immigration

“Any steps that Government can take to make it easier for Chinese visitors to choose Australia as their traveling destination is warmly welcomed by the industry. This is a clear sign that we are serious about making it easier for Chinese to visit and is a timely announcement for China Australia Year of Tourism.

“TTF has been a vocal advocate of the need to improve visa processing for what will shortly be our largest overseas visitor market. China is on track to overtake New Zealand as our biggest source of visitors some time later this year and there is so much more potential for us to capture with less than one per cent of Chinese tourists coming to Australia.

“We need to be playing every card in our hand because the international tourism market is cut-throat and we are up against destinations like Europe and North America that are aggressively targeting the Chinese market.

“Industry looks forward to working with the government to continue to develop and implement these types of smart reforms that will encourage more visas from China and the broader Asia-Pacific to visit Australia and support the continuing growth of our visitor economy,” said Osmond. Source: spicenews

International student numbers reach record levels, expert says ‘no sign of slowing down’

Migration to Australia

China and India were the biggest source countries for international students, and education was Australia’s third largest export after iron ore and coal – accounting for a record $21.8 billion over the past year.

Minister for Education Simon Birmingham said in a statement, the growth in student numbers showed the government’s commitment to the international higher-education industry.

“The benefits of international education flow through to sectors such as retail and tourism, supporting over 130,000 full time jobs across our major cities, and in key regional areas where international education has established a strong foothold,” he said.

Higher education remained the biggest education area for international students, with 43 per cent of those at universities.

Australian Immigration

A further 26 per cent of students were enrolled in vocational education and 21 per cent were in English language intensive courses.

Melbourne University senior economics lecturer Dr Michael Coelli told SBS the government’s streamlining of the student visa process, as well as opportunities for permanent residency, were attractive to students from Asia.

“There is this kind of huge latent demand there from Asia of people looking to go to universities in other countries,” he said.

“It’s hard to know if it will last forever, but there is no signs of it slowing down”.

Dr Coelli said while the focus of universities to entice students from China and India has helped numbers grow, there were dangers in such a focus.

He said while Australia’s industry usually looked at the US and Europe as competitors, the Chinese government’s major investment in their domestic higher-education industry posed a threat.

“Part of the reason that many students come here are because opportunities in their home countries are somewhat limited,” he said.

“We are very reliant on particular source countries, like China in particular, but also India.  If we can expand our source countries a little bit more it might help going forward.”

The latest government report included data from a survey of 65,000 international students about their experiences.

The results found 89 per cent were satisfied or very satisfied with their overall experience in Australia.

Catherine Gomes, a senior lecturer at RMIT University in Victoria and focusing on international education, told SBS that positive word-of-mouth was the biggest contributor behind the growth in student numbers and that making sure students had a positive experience should be the top priority.

“The fact (that in) eight years time we want to increase the international student intake to almost a million, you need to actually keep up with student services,” she said. Source: sbs