One of the most common instances for people who are interested in studying in Canada is to enter the country as a visitor, to search for academic programs of their liking, and then trying to find a way to apply for a study permit.
Invitation letters for purposes of visa applications and other immigration steps are an important element of the process.
If you are planning to change your status as a student while being a visitor, it is recommended to do it as far in advance as possible trying to avoid the expense and the burden of having to file for two processes at the same time.
A lot of students and visitors wish to gain work experience while offering their volunteer work to Canadian employers. Volunteer work is a very complex situation to understand when it comes to immigration laws and regulations.
The processing times for the different applications are constantly changing and clients stress out when their current immigration documents expire and they have not received a reply from the Canadian government. However, as long as the applicant submitted the application PRIOR to the expiry date of their document, the person will be covered under IMPLIED STATUS, this means that the person is legally allowed to remain in Canada until a decision has been made on their applications.
Many people ask the same question when it comes to end of their Working Holiday Visa and wish to remain in Canada longer. The Working Holiday Visa cannot be extended and most of the time the only way to remain in Canada is as a visitor.