Latest updates on Canada study work permit


Because of Covid-19, several foreign students who wish to pursue their higher education in Canada may not be able to come to Canada to start their study programs. There are also travel restrictions in many countries due to the corona pandemic due to which students cannot come to Canada to start their programs. Considering this, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has introduced certain changes to the eligibility rules for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program for international students who want to start their Canadian study program online.

Getting a Canada Study work permit also known as Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) while studying in Canada depends a lot on your course and its duration. A work permit under the PGWP is often issued for the length of the study program. The maximum length of the post graduate work permit is of three years. It means if your post-graduate course’s duration is two years, you get a three-year Post graduate work permit visa in Canada. A post-graduation work permit cannot be valid for longer duration than the student’s study program. The course duration length must be a minimum of eight months.

Post graduation work permit allows the students to work after successful completion of their education and gain experience from a recognized educational institute. Graduates from designated learning institutes are eligible for post study work permit.

Graduating from designated learning institute does not mean that you are automatically eligible to get post graduate work permit visa. After getting your final marks, a candidate has 180 days to apply for post graduate work permit. Also, make sure your study visa does not expire before you get your final marks. Post graduate working papers permits foreign students graduating from a taking part post-secondary college/university to realize Canadian work expertise. In the long run, Canadian work experience gained through Post graduate work permit helps international graduates qualify for PR in Canada through Express Entry.

Who are eligible for post graduate work permit?

  1. Candidate studied full time in Canada and have course duration should be minimum eight months.
  2. Applicant has to apply for a work permit within 180 days of completing your course. Candidate must have written proof from the college/university indicating the same. For instance, a transcript or an official letter.
  3. Candidate must have a valid student visa when apply for the PGWP.


  1. If the official length of your program of study is less than eight months then you are not eligible for the PGWP program.
  2. If study program length is less than two years but more than eight months then you will get a work permit for a period equal to your course duration.
  3. If study program length is two or more years then you will be granted a work permit for three years.

New changes by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada

International students can study online from foreign countries or their home countries until April 30, 2021, and no time will be deducted from their post-graduation work permit. However, they have to finish five hundredth of their program of study in Canada (50%) International students who have get admission in a program with a length 8 to 12 months starting from May to September 2020 can complete their entire program online from their home countries and they are still eligible for a post-graduation work permit visa.

Students who are enrolled in a program starting between May to September 2020 and study online up to April 30, 2021, and graduate from more than one program can combine the length of their programs while applying for a PGWP, provided 50% of their studies must have been completed in Canada.

In order to be eligible for these newly proclaimed measures, students should have submitted their study allow application before beginning a program of study within the spring, summer, or fall 2020 semester, or January 2021 semester.


International students who have graduated from a Canadian university or faculty have the chance to work in Canada when they receive their degree or certificate. International students will work on field whereas learning. Most of the scholars have an interest in operating with Canadian corporations for his or her higher future. After gaining work experience, they can apply for permanent residence to become Canadian citizen. Canadian degrees are recognized round the world as being love those obtained from the USA or Commonwealth countries. North American nation offers a good vary of quality instructional establishments for each degrees and diplomas in technical and skilled disciplines. When finishing their course in North American nation, students will work anyplace within the world. CWC is the best and renowned immigration consultants for applying the Canada study work permit. We are an above the board immigration consultant. We have experience of over a decade in visa consultation. Our team of professionals and experts will guide you with the best. Visit our office or contact us to get consultation.

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