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The changes to Canada’s Express Entry program will come into effect on 19 November 2016.

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The Canadian government has announced some much-anticipated changes to its immigrant-selection system, with the goal of boosting the prospects of international students and highly skilled workers who wish to become permanent residents.

The changes to Canada’s Express Entry program will come into effect on 19 November 2016.

Under the program, international students who have graduated from a Canadian institution are placed in a pool with other groups of skilled workers and prospective immigrants. Immigration,

The net effect of the Express Entry program has been to place international students within a larger pool of skilled workers who are all competing for a chance to apply for permanent residency. International graduates of Canadian post-secondary institutions will be awarded 15 points for completion of a one-year or two-year program, and 30 points for completion of degree studies at the undergraduate or postgraduate levels

The program will award significantly less points for a qualified job offer: rather than the 600 points currently awarded, candidates will, as of 19 November, receive a maximum of 200 points for offers for senior management positions; all other job offers will earn 50 points.

With these changes, more former international students will be able to transition to permanent residence using the Express Entry system. Former international students are a key source of candidates in Express Entry because of their age, education, skills, and experience.

The net result of the new scoring system is that it will place international graduates on a much stronger footing within the Express Entry candidate pool by both greatly reducing the importance of a qualified job offer while also increasing the points awarded for study in Canada.

The group that would benefit the most from these changes is the international students, who have studied in Canada and have the language and skill sets to become assets for the Canadian economy.

What are you waiting for? Canada is beckoning you and Manhattan Review is ready to help you study in Canada for Fall 2017 intake. Take the leap of faith and land on the shores of Canada, permanently.

Financial Aid – some facts:

Many students come to us looking for financial aid in the universities they plan to study. While we welcome and encourage them, there are a few points applicants need to keep in mind, before they strongly desire funding/aid from universities abroad.

· Financial aid is always awarded based on merit of applicants and not on need.

· Funding will be awarded to those applicants who are typically in the top 2-3% of all meritorious applicants.

· The profile of applicants is very widely distributed throughout the world and hence, the competition is very high!

· Deadlines for most universities/departments are at least 8-12 months before the start of semester. If one is looking for funding for Fall 2017, deadlines for funding are between October to December of 2016 itself.

· Graduate School deadlines are different from the departmental deadlines.

· There may or may not be separate application for financial aid.

· Applications must be complete in all respects and received by the universities – including test scores reporting, recommendations and other application documents to reach by the deadline – without exception. It is NOT possible to apply first and send the documents after deadline.

· Score reports (TOEFL, GRE etc.) have to be sent directly by the testing agency (ETS) and copies/online reports are not accepted.

· Finally, aid is considered on several factors like application timing, diversity of applicant, overall profile and several other factors apart from the regular requirements.

It is in your best interest to apply as early as possible – preferably well before deadlines – in order to succeed in getting financial aid/scholarship/funding from good US & Canadian universities. Wish you all the best.

Visa interview preparation and Pre-departure orientation:

US student (F1) visas are being issued and many of our students have got them. Hearty Congratulations to them.

The visa application process and obtaining interview slots take time. Especially, this is the time of the year, where there will be terrific demand for slots and travel to USA. For those of you who have admissions (I-20s) on hand, make your decision and complete the DS-160 application, plus book your interview slots.

Manhattan Review helps you all the way by guiding you about filling up the Visa interview application, slot booking, documentation review and with interview preparation. Our services are so comprehensive that most of our students are successful with their interviews. And many are ready to fly to USA very soon. We are ready to provide them with a free Pre-departure Orientation session.

When are you joining the bandwagon? We are just a phone call or visit away to help you.

Manhattan Review offers comprehensive test-prep and Admissions counseling programs for GMAT, GRE, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE . Go through our website to see the latest updates.

 

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