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Working in Canada with a Post Graduate Work Permit

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What is Post Graduate Work Permit

Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) is a program which helps graduates to gain Canadian experience after graduating from Canadian post-secondary institution. The PGWP is an Open Work Permit that allows the holder to work for any employer in Canada up to a maximum of three years, depending on the applicant’s length of study of program. If you have plans to gain experience in Canada and you did your graduation from a Canadian post-secondary institution, you can apply for PGWP. The program gives you the opportunity to gain Canadian work experience in which you may potentially qualify for permanent residence through the Express Entry Route. If you have graduated and wondering if qualify for Post Graduate Work Permit then continue reading this article.

Post Graduate Work Permit Requirements

To be able to work after graduation and apply for the post graduate work permit you have to meet certain requirements to apply under this category:

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Apply for a Post-Graduate Work Permit

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Applying For a Post-Graduate Work Permit

Are you an international post-graduate student who has recently graduated from a Canadian designated learning institution (DLI)? If you are a foreign national who attended a Canadian college or university (DLI), you are likely considering what your next steps are. Perhaps you don’t want to return to your country of origin quite yet, because you would prefer to gain some work experience in Canada first. If this is the case for you, there is good news. The Canadian government recognizes many international students would love to continue to experience the Canadian workforce; after all, they just finished studying at a Canadian institution for quite some time. Therefore, they have given the post-graduate work permit program (PGWP), which specifically allows international post-graduate students who have finished studies in Canada, to apply for an open work permit. This blog aims to tell you all you need to know about applying for a PWGP, and what it means to have an open work permit in Canada.

What is an Open Work Permit?

Having an open work permit means an individual is permitted to work for any employer in Canada, who is not listed as an “ineligible employer.” On a PGWP the maximum length of time you will be permitted to work in Canada is 3 years, depending on your program of study. To be clear, the length of time your PGWP will be valid is dependent on how long your study program is. For example, if your program of study was 1 year long, you will only be granted a PGWP for 1 year. Furthermore, if your program of study was 4 years, you will be granted a 3 year PGWP, as this is the maximum length of time a PGWP can possibly be granted.

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Why study in Canada

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Advantages of Studying in Canada as an International Student

Canada is known as of the best countries to study in, many foreign students select to study in Canada because it is known for its schools. Every year thousands of international students apply for Canadian colleges or universities and approximately over 200,000 students are studying currently and the number keeps growing every year. Many internationals students choose Canada to study because it offers great advantages over other developed countries. Some of these advantages include, cheaper tuition fees, Canadian education is respected worldwide, Canadian education prepares students for their professional career in Canada or abroad. Also, international students may eligible to apply for permanent residency in Canada upon completion of their studies and having gained professional work experience in Canada.

Ways of studying in Canada as an International Student

If you like to study in Canada you have two options either applying for the Canadian student permit or studying in Canada without the study permit. If your program of study is longer than 6 months you require a study permit. If your program is six months or less you are exempt from the requirement of study permit. This means your program of study should be completed within the 6 month period and you will not be granted an extension to remain in Canada.

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