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Extending Your Stay in Canada After Graduation: Understanding the IRCC's Review of the PGWP Program

Canada, a sought-after destination for over 500,000 international students, offers the opportunity to extend their stay after graduation. But what are the implications of the IRCC's recent review of the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) Program for graduates like you?


The PGWP extending possibility allows international graduates to work in Canada for up to three years, based on their program's length. It's an open permit, meaning unrestricted employment opportunities across Canada​​. For detailed information on the PGWP, visit the official Canada.ca​​.


IRCC's Planned Review and Its Implications - PGWP Extending possibilities.

IRCC announced a comprehensive review of the PGWP. The expected reforms could include extended durations, enhanced support for online learning, and streamlined pathways to permanent residence​​. To understand the complete eligibility criteria for the PGWP, refer to the CIC News article​​.


Temporary Policy Changes Due to COVID-19

IRCC has introduced temporary policy changes to accommodate international students affected by COVID-19. These changes include provisions for distance learning and extensions for certain groups of students. For more details, visit the Canada.ca page on temporary policy changes​​.


Pathways to Permanent Residence

Work experience gained under PGWP is crucial for applying to various Canadian immigration pathways, such as Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). To explore your options for staying in Canada beyond your PGWP, including applying for a Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP), check out this comprehensive CIC News guide​​

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Frequently Asked Questions About PGWP:

  • Q1: What are the current eligibility criteria for PGWP? More Info​​

  • Q2: How can the PGWP lead to Canadian permanent residency? Explore Options​​

  • Q3: Are there any temporary policy changes to the PGWP due to COVID-19? Read Here​​

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