If you plan to work in Canada after you graduate, you need a work permit, and for that, we are here to assist you!
The Canadian Immigration has also launched the post-graduation work permit program for international students planning to graduate from Canadian colleges and universities. It also helps the students get permanent residency in Canada. With a post-graduate work permit, you can work at any location in Canada for any employee. If you complete your graduation from a top university, you become eligible for a post-graduate work permit.
The validity of your work permit majorly depends on the length of your college degree. If your program is scheduled for less than eight months, you are not eligible for the work permit. If your program is for more than eight months but less than two years, you have the chance to get a work permit for the same duration as your college graduation degree. For example, if you plan to study in Canada for a 12 months course, you will get a work permit valid for 12 months. International students who plan to study in Canada for a course that is two or more years long will get a valid work permit for three years.
Graduation does not guarantee a work permit, as you must check Designated Learning Institute (DLI), which offers such programs. Once you receive the final marks, you can apply for a work permit. If your permit expires while waiting for the mark, you can follow two steps: choose to stay in Canada for longer by applying as a visitor, or you can apply for a post-graduate work permit once you leave Canada.
These are the following criteria:
Ineligibility criteria for a post-graduate work permit:
There are various exception cases when it comes to eligibility for a Canadian work permit. First, your passport must be valid till the length of your work permit. If your passport expires, your work permit would be valid as per your passport validity. However, you can also apply for an extension of your work permit.
If the students transfer schools and colleges, then the total duration of the course should be more than eight months to become eligible for the work permit. If you transfer your college from non-DLI to DLI, only the duration of DLI would be considered.
A post-graduate work permit takes somewhere between 80 to 180 days to process. While you wait for it, you are allowed to work in Canada. If you leave Canada after completing your course, you can apply for a PGWP overseas. You must submit your PGWP application from Canada. If it is done outside of Canada, you have to go through an additional documentation process.
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