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Visa and Immigration Glossary relating to Canada.
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A temporary resident who has been approved by an immigration officer to study in Canada. The study permit identifies the level of study and the length of time the individual may study in Canada. Students do not need a study permit for courses of 6 months or less if they will finish the course within the period of stay authorized upon entry, which is usually 6 months.
Before June 28, 2002, students did not need a study permit for English and French as a second language courses of 3 months or less. Every foreign student must have a student authorisation, but may also have been issued other types of permits or authorisations.
A joint undertaking by a sponsoring group and CIC to sponsor refugees requiring special assistance and whose admissibility depends upon the additional support of a sponsor.
In order to resettle successfully, these refugees may require more than a 12-month sponsorship. Under the JAS Program, CIC provides financial assistance to cover the cost of food, shelter, clothing and essential household goods. The sponsor's role is to provide orientation, significant settlement assistance and emotional support.
Refugees sponsored under the JAS program are identified as having special needs that will likely result in a longer or more difficult period of integration.
A temporary resident of Canada who has successfully completed the equivalent of Canadian secondary school; has 6 months of full-time training in a field or occupation related to that for which they are seeking a work permit; is able to speak, read and understand English or French at a level sufficient to communicate effectively in an unsupervised situation; and signs an employment contract with the future employer.
Participants in this program may apply for permanent resident status in Canada after completing 2 years of live-in caregiving employment within 3 years of arrival in Canada.
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