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Changes to the PGWP Program
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Exploring the New Changes to the PGWP Program

The Government of Canada recently made significant adjustments to the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) program, effective from February 15, 2024. These changes aim to enhance opportunities for international students pursuing higher education in Canada while also addressing evolving needs and challenges. Extended Duration for PGWPs Previously, the duration of PGWPs was tied to the length...

Study Permit Caps
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Navigating the Impact of Proposed Study Permit Caps on Canadian Provinces and Educational Institutions

In recent updates to Canada’s immigration policies, provinces are expressing concerns about the potential consequences for their colleges and universities due to proposed study permit caps. These caps, enforced by Immigration Minister Marc Miller, are set to significantly reduce the admission of international students, prompting worries about the economic and academic fallout. The proposed study...

Expanding Work Opportunities for International Students in Canada
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Expanding Work Opportunities for International Students in Canada

On January 23, 2024, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced a significant policy shift that expands work opportunities for international students in Canada. The new policy, effective from January 1 to April 30, 2024, allows certain students to work off-campus for more than 20 hours weekly during regular academic sessions. This marks a departure...

Post-Graduation Work Permit Expiry
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Decoding Post-Graduation Work Permit Expiry: Navigating Options for Express Entry Success

As of December 7, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has delivered updates impacting Canada’s international student program, specifically concerning Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) holders. Notably, IRCC has clarified that it will not extend PGWPs further, ending a series of extensions offered during the post-pandemic recovery period. These extensions, introduced in response to COVID-19-induced labor...

Review the Post-Graduation Work Permit
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IRCC to Review the Post-Graduation Work Permit for the First Time in a Decade

On the 27th of October, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) declared forthcoming modifications to its International Student Program, aiming to fortify the program and shield students from potential fraud. The recently introduced measures will necessitate Designated Learning Institutions (DLIs) to authenticate each applicant’s letter of acceptance directly with IRCC to guarantee the issuance of...

Extend Open Work Permit
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Canadian Immigration Minister Announces to Extend Open Work Permit for PGWP Holders

Canada’s Immigration Minister, Sean Fraser, recently announced that Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) holders whose permits are expiring in 2022 and 2023 can apply for an Open Work Permit extension starting from April 6, 2023. The Open Work Permit extension will allow PGWP holders to continue working legally in Canada for a maximum duration of three...

Open Work Permit
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Why Canada is to Enforce Open Work Permits for Expired PGWP Holders?

April, Canada said that Post Graduation work permit (PGWP) holders would get more time. Post this postponement announcement that shows a downfall of Canada for not granting open work permits to PGWP holders.  As of now that it’s August, and these international students who have graduated have no way to apply but to lose their...

Canada Offers Extension to PGWPs Expired After September 20, 2021
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Canada Offers Extension to PGWPs Expired After September 20, 2021

The Canadian Immigration Minister Sean Fraser had previously announced that Canada is going to offer an extension to PGWPs expired after September 20, 2021. The Post-Graduation Work Permit holders whose permits are getting expired between September 20, 2021, and December 31, 2022, will stand eligible for a one-time extension. The Immigration Minister increased the eligibility...