COUNTRIES OFFERING POST STUDY WORK PERMIT

Students need to undergo a deep pondering regarding their choice of destination for studying in a foreign country and inverting a sizeable amount for the education. When contemplating to study abroad, the first destination that one recalls is the United States of America. The country has remained as the most favored nation when considering Master’s program in engineering studies by most students and parents alike. At one point, it was a matter of prestige for students to further their engineering studies from this specific country.

Here are some countries that are career- friendly:

CANADA

Traditionally, Canada has some really good universities and when exploring options apart from the USA, Canada offers a very good deal. Easy route to PR along with academically strong universities has pushed Canada as a favorite destination. It costs much less compared to the US. Companies such as Amazon and Uber are looking at expanding their hubs in Canada.

Post-study work visa: The validity of the work permit depends in the length of the study program. If the length of the program is less than 8 months, the student is not valid for the work permit. In case of more than 8 months, the work permit can be issued for the same interval of time while in case of the program length being more than 2 years; the work permit can be issued for three years.

The universities offering post-study work permits include the University of British Columbia (Vancouver), the University of Waterloo (Ontario), McGill University (Montreal), the University of Toronto (Ontario), and the University of Alberta (Edmonton).

AUSTRALIA

Students except Non-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Management) prefer Australia for education since it accepts 15 years of education, which most US universities do not. Many engineering students are now looking at Australia since the route to PR is easier for them. It has just 43 universities and most of them make it to the top universities of the world. Australia is one of the costliest education destinations. Students reduce the financial burden by working part-time. Australian law allows students to work up to 20 hours per week during the course.

Post-study work visa: To get a post-study work visa, students should have studied for at least two years in Australia. Temporary Graduate Visa helps one to work in Australia after their graduation. This is for the students who have recently graduated from an Australian university. It has two work streams: Graduate Work Stream and Post-Study Work Visa.

The Graduate work stream is for international students who graduate with skills and qualifications related to an occupation in demand in Australia. This stream gives you a visa extension of at least 18 months. This may not be based on one’s graduate degree. The post-study work stream offers extended options of two, three or four years depending on the degree that they have obtained.

The universities offering post-study work permits include the University of Melbourne, the University of Sydney, the University of Queensland Australia, Monash University, and Australian National University.

NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand is an upcoming hub for international studies. It had been looked like an immigration destination primarily but with rules changing and the government pro-actively promoting studying in New Zealand, the trend is seeing a change.

Post-study work visa: New Zealand has some very good STEM courses but it is very recently the Indians have started discovering it. An added advantage is that New Zealand offers a great route to migration. Post-study visa is changing from November 28, 2018, and this change is for better. There will be 3 years post study visa for Master’s students.

The universities offering post-study work permits include Auckland University of Technology, the University of Auckland, Massey University, the University of Canterbury, and the University of Waikato.

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