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Canada's Post-Graduation Work Permit

Canada’s Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) – Big Changes on the Horizon for International Students

Calling all international students with dreams of studying and working in Canada! There’s a buzz in the immigration world, and it concerns the future of the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) program. Is the PGWP Getting an Overhaul? The Canadian government, through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), is surveying colleges and universities about possible changes...

Post-Graduation Work Permit Eligibility

IRCC Updates Post-Graduation Work Permit Eligibility for International Students

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently announced significant updates to the eligibility criteria for post-graduation work permits (PGWP) for international students. Effective May 15, 2024, certain categories of students will no longer be eligible for PGWPs upon graduation. Let’s delve into the details of these changes and how they may impact international students. Understanding...

Changes to the PGWP Program

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

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

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

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

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

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...