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Canada Post-Graduation Work Permits

Post-graduation work permits (PGWPs) are open work permits for international students who graduate from a Canadian program of study.
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
It is an open work permit granted to foreign nationals, allowing them to work for any employer, anywhere in Canada.
What is a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP)?
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Foreign national who is 18 years old and has studied full-time for at least 8 months in Canada.
Who is eligible for PGWP?
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Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
The process to take PGWP will take around 80 to 180 days.
How long does it take to get a PGWP?
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
You can apply for an LMIA or LMIA exempt permit if you are eligible, but it is best to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
Can I apply for a work permit after my PGWP?
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Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
International graduates who apply for a PGWP before the expiry of their study permit can legally work in Canada without awaiting a decision on their application.
Can I work after graduation before I apply for my PGWP?
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
1. A fee of CAD 255 is charged.
2. If you wish to restore your student status and PGWP, you will have to pay CAD 605.
Application Fee
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
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