Konkani Friends In Canada

Are you planning to make Canada your home, or thinking of coming to study here? Have you just found out about the new work assignment in Canada and don’t know anyone here. Not to worry, you can count on your Konkani friends here to help.  If you have any questions or need help, please do not hesitate to ask us. We have listed a few things you may want to consider while preparing for your visit in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). 

You can also join our Facebook group Konkani Friends in Canada (KFC). Also, you can request to join our closed WhatsApp group KFC via the Facebook group.

We want you to feel at home…welcome to Canada! 

How can I work after completing my education? (for Students on Student Visa)

You can apply for Post Graduation Work Permit depending on duration of your course. Before your Post graduation you need to apply for PR

How many hours on SIN can I work (Part-time) on Student Visa ?

21 hours per week.

Do I have to buy medical insurance when landing in Canada? (on Student Visa


How much Cash should I need to carry while landing in Canada?

500-1000 CAD (This is minimum for Urgent cash needs like cab, basic groceries, public Transport etc. based on your family size). Also, this is exclusive from the Proof of Funds.

Is Indian Drivers license valid in Canada?

Yes. For first 3 months. However DL extract will help getting Canadian Drivers License Faster (G License).

Should I get International Driving license when landing in Canada?

Yes for an year.

Things which need to be considered immediately after landing ?

a. SIN (Service Canada)

b. SIM card

c. Bank account

d. Health Card

e. License

How can I find place to stay?

Facebook Marketplace, AirBnB, condos.ca. People who have Jobs or are on work permit can apply for rental aprtments like Kaneff, Morguard.

Can my spouse work if I am on Work permit/Student Visa ?

Your spouse can get Open work permit (which means they can work for any company )

Can I pursue higher education after landing in Canada as PR holder?

Yes, Govt has OSAP facility to help PR holders pursue Higher education.

How can I find a job in Canada?

There is no formula for finding a job in Canada. Job market is very different as compared to India. The best way to approach is resume building as per Canadian standards and networking through Linkedln, Uploading Resume/CV on Job portals like Monster.ca, Indeed.ca

Can I buy house on Work permit/Student Visa?

Yes. But the Tax implications would be higher when compared to PR/Citizenship

As a PR holder, how soon can I apply for citizenship?

1095 Days (in Person) in Canada.

What is the mandatory requirement to get a Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) while you chose your course?

Your Learning Institution should be listed under DLI (Designated Learning Institution) in order to qualify for PGWP