Post-Graduate Work Permits

A Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) is a valuable opportunity for international students who have completed a program of study at a designated learning institution (DLI) in Canada. The PGWP allows graduates to work in Canada after graduation, gaining valuable Canadian work experience that can contribute to their long-term career goals. Here’s some important information about Post-Graduate Work Permits:
Eligibility: To be eligible for a PGWP, you must have completed a program of study that meets specific criteria. The program must be at least eight months in duration and lead to a diploma, degree, or certificate from a DLI in Canada. Additionally, the program must be designated by the provincial or territorial government as eligible for the PGWP.
Duration of the permit: The duration of the PGWP depends on the length of your program of study. Graduates of programs that are less than eight months in duration are not eligible for a PGWP. For programs between eight months and two years, the PGWP may be issued for a duration equal to the length of the program. For programs that are two years or longer, the PGWP can be issued for up to three years.
Work opportunities: With a valid PGWP, you are generally allowed to work full-time in Canada. You have the freedom to work for any employer in any occupation, providing flexibility in exploring various job opportunities and gaining relevant work experience.
Pathway to permanent residency: The PGWP can be a significant stepping stone towards permanent residency in Canada. Gaining Canadian work experience can enhance your eligibility for permanent residency programs, such as the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) or various provincial nominee programs (PNPs).
Application process: To apply for a PGWP, you must submit an application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) within a specified time frame. It’s crucial to apply for the PGWP while your Study Permit is still valid or within 180 days after receiving your final marks or completing your program.
Post-graduation work planning: It’s important to plan your post-graduation work options and PGWP application carefully. Understanding the requirements, eligibility criteria, and application timelines can help you make informed decisions regarding your career and immigration goals.
Navigating the process of obtaining a Post-Graduate Work Permit can be complex, and it’s recommended to seek guidance from an experienced immigration consultant who can provide personalized advice based on your circumstances.
At Mavin Immigration, we have extensive experience assisting international students with their post- graduation work permit applications. Our dedicated team can provide comprehensive guidance, ensure your application is complete and accurate, and maximize your chances of a successful outcome.
Contact us today today to learn more about Post-Graduate Work Permits and how we can assist you in taking the next steps towards building your career in Canada.

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