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Post-Graduate Open Work Permits

Introduction to Post-Graduate Open Work Permits

The Post-Graduation 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. This permit allows eligible graduates to work in Canada for a duration equivalent to the length of their study program, up to a maximum of three years.

Eligiblity Criteria

To be eligible for the PGWP, you must meet the following criteria:

1. Completed a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) Program

You must have completed a program of study at a designated learning institution (DLI) in Canada. Ensure that your program was full-time and lasted for at least eight months.


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2. Graduated from a Public or Private Post-Secondary Institution

Your DLI can be either a public or private post-secondary institution, but it must be authorized by the provincial or territorial government to grant degrees.

3. Apply within 180 Days of Receiving the Final Transcript or Notification of Graduation

To be eligible, you must apply for the PGWP within 180 days of receiving your final transcript, or a written notification from your institution confirming that you have met the requirements for completing your program.

4. Valid Study Permit

You must have had a valid study permit when you completed your program, or your study permit must have expired within the last 90 days.

5. No Previous PGWP Issued

You are not eligible if you have previously been issued a PGWP after completing another program of study.

Application Process

1. Gather Required Documents

Ensure you have the necessary documents, including your valid passport, study permit, final transcript, and proof of program completion.

2. Create an Online Account

Visit the official Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website and create an online account to start your application.

3. Submit Your Application

Fill out the application form, providing accurate information. Upload the required documents and pay the application fee.

4. Wait for a Decision

Once submitted, your application will be reviewed by immigration authorities. Monitor your application status through your online account.

5. Receive Your PGWP

Upon approval, you will receive your Post-Graduation Work Permit. This permit allows you to work in Canada and gain valuable Canadian work experience.

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Stay updated on immigration news and policy changes by regularly checking the official IRCC website. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the IRCC or consult with a qualified immigration professional.

Embark on your post-graduation journey in Canada and build a promising future with the Post-Graduation Work Permit!