Read this before applying for that Masters or PhD program

Read this before applying for that Masters or PhD program

Read this before applying for that Masters or PhD program

For many individuals, obtaining a Masters or PhD is a path to increased personal income, nothing more. In Canada, it is more. In most other countries, you usually have to return to your country of origin after completing your studies. In the U.S. for example, those who are lucky enough to get a job and remain, join a long list of immigrant hopefuls seeking the green card, which sometimes take decades to get.
A foreign student with a Masters or PhD certificate from a university in the province of Ontario, does not only become well paid, he or she also gets the chance to immigrate permanently to the second-best country in the world to live in. This is the objective of the recently reopened Masters Graduate Stream and PhD Graduate Stream programs. There is a reason why these streams are two of the province’s most sought-after immigration programs by foreign students, offered under the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).
Postgraduate applicants approved for provincial nomination through these streams receive a ‘base’ provincial nomination certificate and may be better positioned to submit an application for permanent residence to the country’s Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) office. Base streams are not aligned with Canada’s Express Entry system, but provide interested individuals a pathway to Canadian permanent residence.
In Ontario, through the Masters Graduate and PhD Graduate Stream programs, you can become a permanent resident, even without a job. No job offer is required to apply to these streams, which are designed to retain international graduates who studied in the province.
Ontario is becoming most popular study destination for international students, particularly postgraduate students, who are attracted to the quality of education and research opportunities, offered across the province. Intake limits through these two first-come, first-served streams are often reached quickly.
Last year, the two streams opened on three occasions in February, May and October, and reached their intake limits quickly. This year, the first opening of the Masters Graduate Stream in January closed around an hour after it opened (an indication of how popular the programs are), and would reopen periodically this year until Ontario’s 2018 provincial nomination allocation is fulfilled.
Your aim for pursuing a postgraduate education outside of your country of origin should not only be about increasing your personal income, it can be much more; an opportunity to reside in a country with good living standards. A Masters or PhD program in Ontario gives you such a rare opportunity. Below is a list of eligible Ontario Universities offering Masters and PhD programs;

Eligible Ontario Universities offering PhD Programs
” Brock University
” Carleton University
” Dominican University College
” Lakehead University
” Laurentian University
” McMaster University
” Queen’s University
” Ryerson University
” Saint Paul University (Federated with the University of Ottawa)
” St. Jerome University (Federated with the University of Waterloo)
” Trent University
” University of Guelph
” University of Ontario Institute of Technology
” University of Ottawa
” University of St. Michael’s College (Federated with the University of Toronto)
” University of Toronto
” University of Trinity College (Federated with the University of Toronto)
” University of Waterloo
” University of Western Ontario
” University of Windsor
” Victoria University (Federated with the University of Toronto)
” Wilfrid Laurier University
” York University

Eligible Ontario Universities offering Masters Programs
” Algoma University
” Brescia University College (Affiliated with the University of Western Ontario)
” Brock University
” Carleton University
” Dominican University College
” Huron University College (Affiliated with the University of Western Ontario)
” King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario
” Lakehead University
” Laurentian University
” McMaster University
” Nipissing University
” Ontario College of Art & Design University
” Queen’s University
” Ryerson University
” Saint Paul University (Federated with the University of Ottawa)
” St. Jerome University (Federated with the University of Waterloo)
” Trent University
” University of Guelph
” University of Ontario Institute of Technology
” University of Ottawa
” University of St. Michael’s College (Federated with the University of Toronto)
” University of Toronto
” University of Trinity College (Federated with the University of Toronto)
” University of Waterloo
” University of Western Ontario
” University of Windsor
” Victoria University (Federated with the University of Toronto)
” Wilfrid Laurier University
” York University

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