Post Graduate Work permit (PGWP)

Postgraduate work permit program can be seen as a pillar of Canada’s immigration policy. After completion of your studies in Canada, an international graduate can apply for a post-graduate work permit. This allows a student who graduated from universities and colleges in Canada for up to three years. This also helps the graduates to achieve permanent resident status in Canada through the Canadian experience. Under a PGWP, the international graduates can work in Canada to gain Canadian work experience. PGWP is an open work permit, permits its holder to work for any employer in any location. You can voluntarily choose your employer.

Postgraduate work permit eligibility requirement

To obtain PGWP, you must presently hold a valid temporary status. You must also be a graduate from an eligible designated learning institution (DLI). There are other requirements such as:

  • You must have completed an eligible program for a minimum of 8 months in an eligible institution in Canada (ELI).
  • A public post-secondary education institution college, university CEGEP or private post-secondary institution that operates under the same rules and regulations as public institutions in Quebec.
  • You must have maintained full-time student status in Canada.
  • You must apply within 180 days after the completion of your program.

Promoting the idea of long-term career planning for international students who graduate from Canada is a main goal of Canadian government. It also stabilizes the country’s economic standards. To facilitate this objective PGWP was introduced and the students can attain valuable Canadian work experience. This not only helps the students to improve in their respective fields but also helps in permanent residence immigration programs. As mentioned above, the person holding an open work permit can work under any employer in any location. Neither the graduate nor an employer needs to hold a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) before the employee may begin working in Canada. PGWP is a great opportunity for graduates to take their careers onto an advanced level. It gives the best exposure for their development. The transparent working atmosphere in Canada helps an individual to grow and succeed in multiple fields.

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Click here to find out if your college/ university is eligible for a PGWP: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/study-permit/prepare/designated-learning-institutions-list.html

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