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Post-Graduate Work Permit - PGWP

A post-graduation work permit allows students who graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution to gain work experience in Canada.

How To Apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP)

Canada wants more international students to become Canadian Permanent Residents to help build the economy. To qualify and apply for PGWP applicants must:

  1. Graduate from a Canadian public institution or a recognized degree program at a private institution, include universities, colleges or Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel
  2. Apply online or print out and mail an application
  3. Apply within 180 days after your school issues your final marks for a post-graduation work permit.
  4. Pay all application fees, including the “Open work permit holder” fee and the standard fee.

The Post-Graduation Work Permit is an Open Work Permit; international graduates with a PGWP are not required to have a Canada job offer, can work in any occupation anywhere in Canada, and can change employers at any time.

Work experience through a Post-Graduation Work Permit Program can help support an application to become a permanent resident of Canada.

Canada Opens 2021 IEC Pools on March 1

The 2021 International Experience Canada (IEC) pools are open to young adults who wish to live and work in Canada on a temporary basis. 23 countries become eligible for the IEC program ...

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All Online Classes Qualify In PGWP for International Students

Canada has recognized that travel restrictions are hurting international graduate students by expanding temporary program changes so that all online classes from their qualified ...

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How To Immigrate from India to Canada in 2021

Indian nationals have the highest success rate when applying for Canadian immigration compared to any other country. The number of Indians becoming Permanent Residents in Canada ...

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PGWP Update: New Work Permit Policy for Foreign Graduate Students

Canada has introduced new work permit policies for foreign graduate students (PGWP) and it is open for applications. International graduate students who were unable to get work ...

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International Student Travel to Canada: Travel Exemptions for DLIs

Effective October 20, 2020, some designated learning institutions (DLIs) are able to reopen to international students who aren’t currently in Canada and who: have, or have been ...

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International students located outside Canada must wait until Ryerson is approved by the government to reopen, explains Canada Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah

"There is little to no recourse for Ryerson international students looking to come back to Canada for their studies. Airlines and government officials are incredibly wary about ...

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Hi Jessica/Evelyn,
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Professionalism, caring, and dedication were provided during the service and we express our sincere appreciation for it. We definitely will contact you for any other immigration service and we would be more than happy to recommend your law firm.

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Again, we express our sincere gratitude.

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