fbpx

Post Graduate Work Permit PGWP

The Post-Graduation work permit or PGWP is one of the integral aspects of Canadian immigration. This program enables international students graduating from Candian universities and colleges, to work in Canada for maximum three years post their graduation. Besides, providing work opportunities, this permit also helps the graduates in obtaining permanent residency of Canada in future.

PGWP is an open work permit enabling the student to work for any Candian employer, irrespective of location.

Who can apply for PGWP?

To be eligible for a PGWP, an international students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have completed at least 8 months long full-time study program in Canada
  • The study program should have been pursued from a Designated Learning Institute (DLI)
  • Submit a PGWP application within 180 days from the date of completion of the study program.

Also note,

  • If applying from within Canada, the applicant must have a valid status at the time of application
  • If the applicant’s study permit has been expired or is about to expire they may apply for visitor visa before proceeding with the PGWP application
  • Nevertheless PGWP applications submitted before the expiry of applicant’s study permit, the applicant is eligible to start working full time right away, even while their application is under process.

Which are the levels of study or programs that are eligible for PGWP?

Below given is the list of levels of study or programs that are eligible for PGWP:

  • Post-secondary public institutions like college, technical schools, university or CEGEP in Quebec; or
  • Post -secondary private institutions that operate under same rules as a public institute;
  • Candian private institutions that are authorized to award degree as per the provincial law to the students who are enrolled in study programs leading to a degree;
  • Secondary and post-secondary private schools (in Quebec) that provides qualifying programs of 900 hours or more, leading to a diploma certificate

Experience you can trust, service you can count on

Experience you can trust, service you can count on

  • Honest, Ethical & Reliable
  • Reasonable fees & no hidden charges
  • Proven track record with over 99% success rate
  • Five star Google and Facebook review rating

Harsimrat Kaur


Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant

Membership Number: R528313


Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant

Membership Number: R528313

How much is the processing time for a PGWP application?

Generally, it takes 80 to 180 days for IRCC to process a PGWP application. However, while waiting for the decision on your application, you are eligible to work in Canada, given that you have already applied for this permit before the expiry of your study permit.

In total one has 180 days to file an application for PGWP from the time you completed all the requirements of your program of study.

Unlike earlier rules, if you have left Canada on the completion of your studies, you are still eligible to apply for a PGWP from overseas. If one submits a PGWP application from overseas, IRCC will require them to provide additional supporting documents based on the visa office that will be processing the application.

Is it possible to apply for a work permit after getting PGWP?

Yes, of course. One is free to apply for another work permit in future. Although one can apply for both LMIA or LMIA exempt permit (provided the applicant is eligible) but as per our experience it is recommended to consider applying for Canadian permanent residence since one would have Canadian work experience by then.

How many attempts can one make to apply for a PGWP?

It is only once that one can apply for a PGWP. However, if you intend to pursue another study course as a continuation of your previous education, or you plan to go for a longer degree program in Canada, then you might want to proceed with your PGWP strategically. This is because applying for a PGWP after a long duration of your study in Canada will make you eligible for a PGWP that has a longer validity (maximum upto three years).

Benefits of a PGWP for immigrating to Canada?

The post-graduation work permit is a program in Canada that is specially designed to make way for the international students to get the status of permanent residence in Canada. It is a pathway to get Canadian education, Canadain work experience that further helps in simplifying the Canadian Express Entry process for them. Both Candian education and work experience helps in building CRS score, increasing their chance of having a successful Canadian PR application.

Moving to PNPs or Provincial Nominee Programs, or if you have pursued your studies in Quebec then it is Quebec Experience Class Program for you, are also some aspects of Canadian immigration. These are also equally benefited from a PGWP status.

If you are looking for a legal and professional guidance to help you understand which option works out the best for you in the long run. Then contact our team of the best immigration consultants in Canada for proficient visa application services.

You can consult us today! Contact our Immigration Consultant in Brampton today at +1 289 298 1000 or Book Free Consultation Now on our website canozvisas.com

LET HARSIMRAT KAUR ASSIST YOU THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE PROCESS.

LOOKING FOR IMMIGRATION EXPERTISE ?

Client Testimonials

Here are some words of praise from our clients who are happy and satisfied with our services. Read the few of them below:

Harpreet Mahal
Harpreet Mahal
2022-11-11
I am Thankful and excited on receiving visa for my spouse. Very experienced staff and always ready to help when needed. Strongly recommend 🙂
Khushdeep singh Sidhu
Khushdeep singh Sidhu
2022-11-09
Really good experience with CANOZ, they have helped me very well with my visa, always attending and responsibly did everything timely.
subhabrata dutta
subhabrata dutta
2022-11-09
It was a really good and professional experience we had with the visa processing.My mother got two times rejection for her visitor visa and then Harsimrat and her team helped me getting the super visa processed.I can’t thank them enough for the help 🙂 Really recommend to others to go for the services
Dark Union
Dark Union
2022-11-08
I got my Australian visa today! And it’s only possible with Canoz Immigration and all the credit goes to Bakhash Sir, for the excellent and undoubtedly service. Thank you so much for helping me out sir!!!
sohan baggla
sohan baggla
2022-11-07
I have great experience with CanOz Visa Services, I would like to thank Harsimrat Madam, she guide me very well and with the guidance of Harsimrat madam I get approval of my SOWP application. Thank you.
Mayank Sharma
Mayank Sharma
2022-10-26
CanOz helped me to file my Canada PR, and I am genuinely impressed by their professionalism and knowledge of the subject. Ms. Kaur, guided me on every step and kept me in the loop on all updates. She was available for queries; I must say, she never got tired of answering them. Being an inquisitive person, I asked more than the average number of questions, and every time she patiently answered all. I would recommend them 100%
Jaswinder Blagun
Jaswinder Blagun
2022-10-17
It’s been a wonderful experience. The crew has a wealth of knowledge and is able to answer all queries and dispel any lingering uncertainties. They kept me informed every step of the way, which I really appreciated. CanOz Visa Services is something I wholeheartedly endorse. Many thanks to Bakhashdeep, Harsimrat, and Ritu in customer service for their superb service. Quick responsiveness and up-to-date knowledge are some of the best traits that CanOz has shown. Mr. Bakhashdeep Singh and Miss Harsimrat Kaur. Keep up the excellent work. You both possess a profound inner understanding of what you are doing.
Sukhdeep Mangat
Sukhdeep Mangat
2022-10-12
Super good service. Would highly recommend this immigration service
N. Bhinder
N. Bhinder
2022-10-07
I am ever grateful to Mrs. Harsimrat Kaur and Ms. Ritu from her support team, for their exceptional work on my spousal sponsorship application. From my initial consultation with Mrs. Kaur until our case approval, she was consistently knowledgeable, attentive to detail, and personable in every interaction. Most of all, Mrs. Kaur and/or Ritu were accessible to contact and very patient whenever I had to clarify any information/document needed and made the application process much easier to navigate. The expertise, guidance and experience of Mrs. Kaur was instrumental in achieving success in our immigration matter. From our family to the CanOz team- a heartiest thank you.
Amandeep Singh
Amandeep Singh
2022-10-01
Thank you so much canoz! Most especially to harsimrat mam , gathering all the requirements for my SOWP visa and it had been hard and you’ve been cery patient with us. Your services is Top Notched and highly recommended.Thank you again canoz, May God Bless you all and I hope you will continue to lend a hand to those aspiring to migrate in canada -Amandeep singh

Ready to Start or still have Questions?

Start with Free Consultation

Latest Post

IRCC releases plan of action to reduce immigration backlogs

IRCC releases plan of action to reduce immigration backlogs

IRCC releases plan of action to reduce immigration backlogs In his latest announcement, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, has provided an update on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s ongoing efforts to tackle application backlogs. He has also shared details on how Canada plans to update its immigration system to meet …
A glance at Canadian Immigration 2021 and outlook for 2022

A glance at Canadian Immigration 2021 and outlook for 2022

A glance at Canadian Immigration 2021 and outlook for 2022 Looking back at the year 2021, Canada has put in great efforts in maintaining its growth of immigrant population. Talking about August alone, approx. 37780 new immigrants arrived in Canada. Whereas in November the country set another record of over 47000 immigrants landing in Canada. …
Welcoming News from Prime Minister Trudeau for Students and Immigrants

Welcoming News from Prime Minister Trudeau for Students and Immigrants

Welcoming News from Prime Minister Trudeau for Students and Immigrants Prime Minister has given mandate to the Immigration Minister today to focus and prioritize work to Strengthen the Canada’s Immigration and refugee system. He has given the following targets and asked to accomplish results for Canadians and set the following priorities: 1. Clear Backlog – …

Ready to Start or still have Questions?

Start with Free Consultation

Privacy Preference Center

Necessary

Advertising

Analytics

Other