1. 2023 Canada Stream B Latest news

Canada has beautiful natural scenery, stable economic development and the highest level of education in the world, so Canada has always been a popular immigrant country for Hong Kong people.

In 2021, the Department of Canada Immigration launched the “Hong Kong Pathway” for eligible Hong Kong residents, including the open work permit, which added two ways for Hong Kong residents to immigrate to Canada. The plan is divided into Stream A and Stream B.

Stream A: Academic immigration. Eligible Hong Kong people can apply for permanent residency (PR) within 3 years after graduation from college or above in Canada.

Stream B:Employment Immigration.Within five years after graduation, Hong Kong residents who have obtained an internationally recognized degree and meet the language and educational standards can work in Canada as OWP for one year before applying for permanent residence (PR), and can live in Canada together with their spouse, cohabiting partner and their children.

Relaxation of Canada Stream B policy: On February 6, 2023, the Canadian government announced the extension of the application period for OWP to February 7, 2025, and relaxed the plan provisions. The official said that Hong Kong people who have graduated from Canadian recognized educational institutions or overseas colleges and universities in the past 10 years can apply for OWP Stream B.Please apply before Stream B Canada deadline.

You can only choose between Stream A and Stream B. Stream A is only for Canadian higher education graduates (In-Canada graduates). If you do not study in Canada and want to apply for PR in Canada at present, Canada OWP Stream B will be more suitable for you.

The validity period of applying for PR through Canada scheme b is until August 31, 2026. If you plan to apply for PR through Canada immigration Stream B now, you must reserve enough time to complete the work experience requirements.

In the following, UK University will sort out the Canada Stream B requirements for you, including OWP Stream B application requirements before OWP Stream B deadline.


2. Canada Stream B requirement

  • Applicable to: Hong Kong people with more than one year’s work experience in Canada
  • Can apply Permanent Residence(PR)
  • Canada Stream B requirement:

① Holding Hong Kong SAR passport or British national passport (BNO)

② When applying for and obtaining the right of permanent residence, you must be in Canada in person

③ Have a valid temporary residence visa in Canada

④ Within the first 3 years of submitting the application, you must work full-time in Canada for at least 1 year, or part-time for the same amount of time (i.e. at least 1560 hours)


⑤ The applicant’s spouse and unmarried children under the age of 22 can immigrate together

  • HK pathway Canada Stream B educational requirements:

① Graduated from a designated post-secondary education institution in Canada within the first five years of submitting the application

② One of the following educational requirements shall be met:

  • Diploma: Diploma with more than 2 years of schooling
  • More than 1 year of postgraduate courses
  • Associate, bachelor, master or doctor degree
  • Language requirements: English or French language ability (listening, speaking, reading and writing) reaches Level 5 (language test scores are required)
  • Application fee: C $1050 (about HK $6300)
  • Stream B Canada deadline: to August 31, 2026


3.What’s Stream B Open Work Permit?How to apply Canada Stream B Open Work Permit?

According to the application requirements of Canada Stream B, if you want to apply for Canadian immigration, you must apply for an Open Work Permit (OWP)first。

Anyone who holds a Hong Kong passport or BNO and has graduated in the past 10 years and obtained a Canadian or equivalent foreign post-secondary degree certificate, or at least a two-year post-secondary diploma, or at least a one-year postgraduate certificate, is eligible to apply for an Canada Stream B Open Work Permit.

Stream B Open Work Permit holders can work in Canada as legal temporary residents for a period of 3 years, without restrictions on the type of work. From the date of entry. The OWP Stream B deadline is extended to February 7, 2025。

 Application requirements of Canada Stream B Open Work Permit:

  1. Hold valid HKSAR passport and BNO passport
  2. Meet the requirements of diploma and have obtained one of the following qualifications in the past 10 years:

-Obtaining a degree certificate issued by an equivalent post-secondary education institution in Canada or abroad, such as an associate’s degree, a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree or a doctor’s degree.

-At least 2-year post-secondary diploma

-At least 1 year postgraduate diploma

It can be seen that in order to apply for OWP and meet the requirements of HK pathway Canada Stream B,applicants need to meet the educational requirements. If you have graduated for more than five years, the quickest way is to take a one-year MBA course, which meets the requirements of Canada immigration Stream B, and obtain a graduate degree diploma.

The application sequence of Canada immigration Stream B is as follows:Study degree or two-year diploma——Apply for WES approval——Apply for Stream B Canada.


4. How to get the Canada Stream B top up degree?

If you have graduated for more than five years and want to immigrate to Canada through OWP Stream B, the most efficient way is to study a one-year course in a famous British school to help you fulfill the educational requirements of HK pathway Canada Stream B before applying for Canada PR in 2026. The qualification is Level 4+5.

UK university helps you successfully apply for a two-year diploma, academic, master’s or doctoral degree program from an internationally recognized university. Only distance online learning courses are required, and the qualifications obtained are officially recognized by Canada Hong Kong pathway Stream B.

Course advantages

  • You can study and immigrate to Canada within 100,000 HKD of tuition
  • After taking courses in British universities, the top up degree has successfully passed the WES review, meeting the requirements of Canada Hong Kong pathway Stream B for academic qualifications.
  • The school is located in the UK. They will use the * RPL * System, which will provide course exemption for our students. At this stage, you need to provide * work experience and other academic certificates*.
  • When the course execution is obtained, most students only need to submit one essay (Business/IT/Cyber Security/Law/Accounting and Finance), which greatly reduces the time of studying.It will help you complete your application before Canada open work permit deadline.
  • After the students provide the passport, the courses will begin immediately. After completing the thesis, the college will send E-Certs within 2-3 weeks and get the original within 2 months.
  • The World Education Service (WES) will process the certification of the qualifications.Just need the name of the school and the course to show whether ECA also certifies the course.


5. UK University Online Course Introduction

The online courses offered by UK University meet the requirements of WES and can be used as the basic conditions for applying for Canada OWP Stream B.We have a large number of successful cases to prove that it can help you through Stream B Canada to immigrant.

We are an educational institution so we can provide online courses for immigrants; We are not an immigration company, but can refer to find a job and apply for PR.

The courses meet the requirements of Canada Hong Kong pathway Stream B and can graduate within one year at the earliest.

100% will be assessed by homework, no exams. The certificate is issued by the British University and can attend the local graduation ceremony. Taking online courses is suitable for both working and part-time students. Those who have three years of relevant work experience can apply for admission and apply for exemption from some disciplines to speed up the process of completing Canada’s immigration.

Optional British universities

  • University of Dundee
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • University of Northampton
  • Buckinghamshire New University
  • Wrexham Glyndwr University

Optional courses

MBA, BBA LLM, MSc BSc Accounting and Finance, BSc Cyber Security and Networking, BSc IT …

UK University has many years of professional experience in curriculum immigration guidance. The counselor will recommend suitable courses according to your requirements, and provide you with one-stop university registration services to help you solve the application problems related to application forms, letters of recommendation, English resumes, etc.

With only one year of online learning, you can improve your academic qualifications and obtain a graduate diploma from a famous British school. This diploma is officially recognized by Canada. With this diploma, you can apply for Stream B Open Work Permit. Taking one year to complete the course is the “stepping stone” for you to apply for immigration to Canada through stream B.

If you want to apply for Canada OWP Stream B, UK University can help you. We will provide you with short-term high-quality MBA courses, so that you can obtain an internationally recognized master’s degree,successfully immigrate before Canada Stream B deadline . Numerous successful cases are your confidence guarantee.

What programs can you apply?

Master of Business Administration

MBA programs are offered by traditional British universities, and are especially designed for students seeking careers in business and are endorsed by businesses and governments.

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Master of Laws

The LLM is a great way to expand your career prospects, increase your income potential, and prepare to start a new and exciting career in your chosen field.

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Master's Degree

A master's degree can improve one's competitiveness in the workplace, cultivate the ability to be competent in various professional jobs, and combine theory with practice.

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Bachelor's Degree

Universities offering online courses are well regarded and recognized by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, and their quality and acceptance are guaranteed.

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