Many Provincial Nomination Programs (PNPs) and other immigration programs encourage international students to stay in Canada after their studies are completed.
Canada has provided ways to encourage international students and graduates to stay, gain work experience, or otherwise contribute to Canada's economy and culture. Many graduates first obtain a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) before going on to apply for permanent resident status. Here are some popular immigration programs for former international students in Canada
Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
Quebec Experience Class (PEQ)
Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)