TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2017 /CNW/ - guard.me International Insurance now offers international students a free online immigration tool in partnership with CanadaVisa. The CanadaVisa Study Hub provides international students with a wide range of customizable tools and resources, including information about visas, study permits and the Canadian immigration process.
"Navigating the Canadian immigration system can be confusing," says Keith Segal, President and CEO of guard.me International Insurance. "It was important to us to find a way to support students at our partner colleges and universities by simplifying this process."
The partnership with CanadaVisa will help demystify the immigration process for international students. To this end, CanadaVisa has launched its new CanadaVisa Study Hub, an online portal for international students in Canada and for recent graduates in Canada on a post-graduation work permit.
The Study Hub is the number one destination for students and graduates to achieve their study and immigration goals, and make the most of their time in Canada. Users get access to personalized notifications and news updates, a study and work permit status tracker, resources on institutions and study programs in Canada, and a range of tools to assist at every stage of the immigration process.
"For many international students that come to Canada, education is a pathway to permanent residence," says David Cohen, Senior Partner at Campbell Cohen Law Firm (canadavisa.com). "International students and graduates are widely recognized as among the most desirable future immigrants."
The government of Canada supports international students in their efforts to become permanent residents after graduation from a Canadian study program. Recent changes to the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which took effect on November 19, 2016, award additional points to international graduates in the Express Entry pool for their Canadian educational credentials. Moreover, a number of provincial nominee programs (PNPs) have streams or categories that target international graduates and may provide a fast-track route to permanent resident status.
guard.me International Insurance continues to go beyond by making it a priority to develop resources for international students in Canada and around the world. In addition to its new CanadaVisa resource, all guard.me insured students in Canada have access to a doctor by phone anytime, anywhere under the mobile DOCTOR program. In 2015, guard.me launched keep.me SAFE, the world's first 24/7, multilingual remote mental health support program for international, domestic and study abroad students. By improving the international student experience, guard.me continues to support enhanced student success.
SOURCE guard.me International Insurance
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