Hello international scholars in the beautiful land of Canada! 🍁🎓 We understand the excitement and challenges of studying abroad. New experiences, new friendships, and occasionally, a change in academic direction that might lead you to a different college.
If you’ve recently switched colleges or are considering doing so, there’s a crucial step you might be missing: Notifying the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Why is this so important?
While it might seem like a minor detail amidst the whirlwind of shifting to a new college, failing to update the IRCC about your college change can have significant repercussions:
- Non-Compliance with Study Permit: Your study permit has terms and conditions. By not updating your Designated Learning Institution (DLI), you may be deemed non-compliant, which isn’t a situation you want to find yourself in.
- Risk of Being Asked to Leave: In extreme cases, if you’re found non-compliant, you could be asked to leave Canada.
- Future PGWP Application Denial: Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) is a pathway many international students choose to continue their journey in Canada. A small oversight now can deny you this opportunity in the future.
Ensuring Your Pathway in Canada Remains Clear
We all make choices and sometimes need a change in our academic journey. But these choices shouldn’t jeopardize your dreams in Canada. It’s essential to stay updated and ensure every “t” is crossed and “i” is dotted when it comes to regulatory requirements.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, don’t worry! Campus Destination is here to assist. We offer a college change service. Our goal is to ensure your DLI is updated in the IRCC system, and your PGWP path remains clear.
So, before you dive deep into your new academic adventure, take a moment to ensure your administrative details are in order. And if you need assistance, you know where to find us.
📞 Feel free to reach out to us at Campus Destination anytime. Let’s make your journey in Canada smooth, fulfilling, and compliant!