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Post-Graduate Work Permit - PGWP

A post-graduation work permit allows students who graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution to gain work experience in Canada.

How To Apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP)

Canada wants more international students to become Canadian Permanent Residents to help build the economy. To qualify and apply for PGWP applicants must:

  1. Graduate from a Canadian public institution or a recognized degree program at a private institution, include universities, colleges or Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel
  2. Apply online or print out and mail an application
  3. Apply within 180 days after your school issues your final marks for a post-graduation work permit.
  4. Pay all application fees, including the “Open work permit holder” fee and the standard fee.

The Post-Graduation Work Permit is an Open Work Permit; international graduates with a PGWP are not required to have a Canada job offer, can work in any occupation anywhere in Canada, and can change employers at any time.

Work experience through a Post-Graduation Work Permit Program can help support an application to become a permanent resident of Canada.

International Students Can Work More Hours to Help Canada's Labour Shortage

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Canada Plans to Help International Students Become Permanent Residents

BOOK YOUR FREE CASE EVALUATION Canada recently announced new plans to help international students become permanent residents by expanding the TR to PR programs. Immigration ...

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18 Month PGWP Extension for International Students + More Immigration Updates

BOOK YOUR FREE CASE EVALUATIONIn an announcement issued April 22, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) outlined an 18 month PGWP extension for international ...

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New Pathway To Permanent Residence For International Students: 450,000 New Students in 2021 Set Canada Record

Canada will develop a new pathway to permanent residence for international students, said Immigration Minister Sean Fraser to ApplyBoard in an online interview. ApplyBoard is ...

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US Student Visa In-Person Interviews Waived Through 2022

The U.S. State Department is waiving student visa in-person interviews and other temporary non-immigrant visa application interviews through 2022 due to the backlog of applications ...

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Was Your Study Permit Refused By A Bot?

New research indicates that a recent increase in Study Permit refusals may be due to AI: artificial intelligence programs or 'bots' that electronically scan the application and ...

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Are you qualified to move to Canada? Try our free Express Entry Calculator Express Entry is Canada's skilled-worker immigration application process for high-skilled foreign workers ...

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Ackah Business Immigration Law has been instrumental in making a few very important projects come to life at Theatre Calgary. Without their expertise wisdom, guidance, and intelligence, we are not sure that our projects could have gone forth.

Thanks to their clear and quick leadership, Artists from America have travelled across borders effortlessly. As well, when we need assistance travelling our Canadian Artists we rely on Ackah Business Immigration Law . Through our repeated association, we know that this aspect of our complicated business is handled by an excellent team. Ackah Business Immigration Law has made our important projects come to life properly - and for that I will always be grateful.

– Dennis Garnhum, Artistic Director

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