30 credits, OSSLT, and 40 hours of Community Service. Minimum of 2 years of secondary school before being granted an OSSD, depending upon level of English proficiency and academic ability.
Universities offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as professional degress in areas such as law and medicine. Ontario has 20 different universities offering a wide range of programs.
College programs focus on the development of technical skills and prepare students for specific career and employment opportunities. Programs range from profession degree qualifications to skilled trades.
Post-Graduation Work Permit (to be applied for within 90 days of written completion of program)
"The PGWPP allows students who have graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution to gain valuable Canadian work experience. Skilled Canadian work experience gained through the PGWPP helps graduates qualify for permanent residence in Canada through Express Entry."
Canada has created ways in which international students can be eligible to apply for Express Entry to immigrate to Canada. Ontario has developed the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) to support an immigration pathway for Ontario's international students.