Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP)
Post-Graduation Work Permit
An option for International Students to gain Canadian work experience that leads to PR
Eligibility Criteria – International students intend to obtain a Post-Graduate Work Permit must:
- A public post-secondary institution, such as a college, trade/technical institution, university or CEGEP in Quebec
- A private post-secondary institution in Quebec that operates under the same rules as public institutions in Quebec
- A private of public secondary or post-secondary institution (in Quebec) that offers qualifying programs of 900 hours or longer, that leads to a diploma of vocational studies (DVS), or an attestation of vocational specialization (AVS) – An AVS can be less than 900 hours in combined with a DVS
- A Canadian private institution that is authorized to award degrees under provincial law (for example, an Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s of PhD degree) – not include all programs of study offered by the private institution.
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International students may not be eligible for PGWP under the following scenarios
Validity period of a Post-Graduation Work Permit
If length of study program:
Extending the Post-Graduate Work Permit
PGWP is a one-time work permit given to international student, cannot be extended unless; Passport expires earlier to eligibility period of PGWP.
To know more about this program or to assess your eligibility, please fill out our assessment form and submit it through “Request a Consultation” webform.