Canada Post Graduate Work Permit Program

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Canada Post Graduate Work Permit Program

The PGWPP is a great opportunity for students who are seeking Permanent Residence.  Those who qualify are authorized to remain in Canada with an Open Work Permit valid to the amount of time of study, up to three years maximum. Students who transition into the PGWPP after graduation can add their work experience to a Permanent Residence Program such as Express Entry!


○ Must have a valid Study Permit when applying (Not Expired)

○ Studied full time in Canada at a Post-Secondary Institute (must be on the Designated Learning Institute List)

○ Graduate from a program 8 months or longer (Permits are only valid for the length of study)

○ A Letter from the Learning Institute that they are or will obtain a certificate, diploma, or degree at the time of applying.

*Workers can have an Open Work Permit equal to the study period.   Work extending beyond three years under the PGWP requires an LMIA.

Canada Post Graduate Work Permit Program


All Applicants must be Admissible to enter Canada

Must not be Inadmissible due to Security Reasons, Serious Criminality, Criminality, Health Reasons or any listed under the Immigration Refugee Protection Regulations.

Please provide any questions or concerns about your Admissibility in the Assessment tool for a private Consult!

(Discussion of Eligibility, Admissibility, and those who may be exempted from the program are not all listed above)

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