Post-Graduate Work Permit for International Students

04 March, 2016

Canada Post Graduate Worker Program
PGWP which is known as Post-graduate work permit is a program launched by foreign students. This program is allotted to the foreign students who has completed their post-graduation and are ready to obtain a work permit after their graduation. Therefore, graduates can work for any employer in the Canada province. 

A Work permit is open for them. This program would be an essential and initial step into the students in acquiring Canadian Permanent Residence.

Eligibility Criteria for PGWP

  • Must have a valid study permit when you are applying for PGWP

  • Must possess full-time studies in Canada

  • Must complete a program of study with at least eight hours of duration period

  • Must apply for the work permit within 90 days of securing confirmation from their educational institutions

Permit Validity

Duration of PGWP program is up to a maximum of three years. Therefore, it is equal to the education program. Any study program will be for two years and this will result in the work permit for three years.

Applying and Working

Students have to submit it in online or in some cases they can submit it at a Canadian port of entry at the overseas visa offices.

The International spouses are not automatically designated to open work permit. They will only be eligible if the PGWP holder acquires skilled employment and should demonstrate this to the IRCC by providing an offer of job employment as well as with pay slips.

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