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Are you an international student looking to work in Canada after you graduate from your program? Are you looking for Canadian work experience to better your future? If this sounds like something you are interested in then you may be eligible to apply for a post graduate work permit. The work experience that you gain through the Canadian labour market may help you qualify for permanent residency in the future. Continue reading this blog to under the process of a post graduate work permit.
It is a written authorization for international students to work in Canada. These students must have graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution. A post graduate work permit is considered an open work permit which allows you to work for any employer in Canada, except for an employer who is ineligible.
CIC has designated a list for those employers who have failed to comply with certain conditions imposed by the government which has deemed them non-compliant employers. As a result no individual on an open work permit can work for these employers. The list is on CIC website and indicates which area they are located.
If you have graduated from a designated learning institution in Canada and want to stay temporarily to work then you may be eligible to apply for a post graduate work permit.
To be eligible you must meet the following requirements below:
You can apply for a post graduate work permit either inside of Canada or overseas.
When applying for a post graduate work permit inside of Canada you will need some required documentation to support your application, some documents include:
You have two options available for submitting your application. The first, is submitting the application online. As we have mentioned in other blogs, online application does have a faster processing time and no courier or delivery fees involved.
If you are applying outside of Canada an online application is a similar process but for a paper application there are additional steps that must be met:
Case Processing Centre will review you application, if your application is in anyways missing information, incomplete or inconstant they will return your application.
The immigration officer may impose certain conditions on a post graduate work permit that may include:
A post graduate work permit can be granted for up to three years after graduation. The students that usually get the three year post graduate work permit are the students who have enrolled and completed a two year or more study program for them to get the maximum timeframe. If your study permit was issued only eight months most likely your post graduate work permit will be issued for a minimum of eight months.
Applying for a post graduate work permit in Canada can be a challenging and overwhelming process. Here at Akrami and Associates can guide you step by step on the process and answer all your questions and concerns. They will provide accurate information; develop supporting argument so that your application can have maximum success. This application can be handled the right way by the hands of our professional.
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