New Policy to Extend your Post Graduate Work Permit

Author: Express Lane Immigration | | Categories: Canada Student Visa , LMIA & Foreign Workers , Skilled Workers

New Policy to Extend your Post Graduate Work Permit  


International students can breathe a sigh of relief if their work permit options were affected by the pandemic. Foreign students in Canada affected by the pandemic with an expired or expiring PGWP will have an opportunity to apply for another open work permit.


A new policy introduced by IRCC will grant Post Graduate Work permit holders an extension of up to 18 months.


To apply for an open work permit under the new policy, an applicant must:


-have a PGWP that expired on or after January 30, 2020, or a PGWP that expires in 4 months or less from the date they apply

-still be in Canada

-have a valid temporary status, or be applying to restore their status


Applications will be open from January 27 to July 27, 2021.

Contact us for assistance whether you are in Edmonton, Alberta or anywhere in Canada. 


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