Canada Extends Application Period For Post-Graduation Work Permits, Drops Valid Study Permit Requirement
International graduates of eligible Canadian schools now have 180 days to apply for a PGWP
About the Post-Graduation Work PermitA Post-Graduation Work Permit is an open work permit that allows international graduates of eligible Canadian designated learning institutions to stay and work in Canada for a period of up to three years after their studies are completed.
In order to be eligible, the study program must be at least eight months long and meet other specified criteria.
One advantage of the PGWP is the fact international graduates are not required to have a Canadian job offer at the time of application.
As an open work permit, international graduates with a PGWP can work in any occupation anywhere in Canada, and change employers at any time.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) notes that skilled Canadian work experience in occupations rated skill level A or B or skill type 0 under Canada's National Occupational Classification (NOC) can help international graduates qualify for permanent residence in Canada through the Canadian Experience Class.
The Canadian Experience Class is one of the three Federal High Skilled program managed by Canada's Express Entry system, which expedites applications for Canadian permanent residence for eligible skilled foreign workers.
Source: CIC NEWS
Publish: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 04:10 PM