The latest post-graduation work permit update has brought significant relaxation for international students. As per the latest update by CIC, from now onwards, international students who typically apply for a PGWP after completing their study programs will not need to remain in Canada while the decision on their PSWP is pending. Moreover, it will not affect their eligibility to work full time once they return. It is a piece of great news for those international students who, after completing their study programs, want to meet their families.
International students can apply for a PGWP within 180 days starting from the day they receive official written confirmation of completion of their study programs. It is worth mentioning here that last year on 14 February 2019, the duration was increased from 90 days to 180 days.
The Post-Graduation Work Permit allows international students to work full-time in Canada for up to three years. It also facilitates the graduates when they apply for permanent residency through the Express Entry System as there are additional points for Canadian work experience.
The idea behind allowing international students to work in Canada is to retain them as skilled workers to strengthen Canada’s economy. Under this program, eligible international students get an open work permit, which allows them to with any Canadian employer.
Students wanting to study in Canada have to obtain a Canada student visa for which they have to demonstrate requested documents, which include a valid passport, academic transcripts, proof of funds, medical certificate, proof of English language proficiency, etc. Depending on the applicant’s case, he may have to show other documents. For more information on the post-graduation work permit and Canada study visa, it is recommended that students contact our study visa experts. Our expert visa counsellors are always ready to help you. you can contact us through our website.