Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP)
The Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) is a work permit that allows international students who have graduated from a designated learning institution (DLI) in Canada to work in Canada for up to three years. The purpose of the PGWP is to provide international students with an opportunity to gain Canadian work experience, which may help them to eventually apply for permanent residency in Canada.
To be eligible for a PGWP, international students must have completed a program of study at a DLI that is at least eight months in duration and leads to a degree, diploma, or certificate. They must also have maintained full-time student status throughout their studies and have received a notification of completion from their institution.
How to apply for Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP)
To apply for a PGWP, international students must submit an application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) within 90 days of receiving their notification of completion. They must also provide proof of their graduation, such as a transcript or diploma, as well as a valid study permit and a valid passport.
Once their application has been approved, international students will receive a PGWP that allows them to work in Canada for up to three years. They can work in any occupation and do not need to have a job offer before applying for a PGWP. However, they must have a valid work permit to work in Canada.
The PGWP is a valuable opportunity for international students to gain valuable work experience in Canada. It allows them to apply the skills and knowledge they have gained in their studies to the Canadian job market and to build their professional networks. It can also help them to establish themselves in Canada and to potentially apply for permanent residency in the future.
There are a few important things to consider when applying for a PGWP. First, international students must ensure that they meet all the eligibility requirements and that they submit a complete and accurate application. If their application is incomplete or inaccurate, it may be refused and they will not be able to work in Canada.
Second, international students should be aware that the PGWP is only valid for up to three years. After this time, they will need to apply for a new work permit or apply for permanent residency if they wish to continue living and working in Canada.
Third, international students should also be aware that the PGWP is not a guarantee of employment. They will still need to find a job and may face challenges in finding employment in Canada, especially if they have limited work experience or are in a highly competitive field.
Despite these challenges, the PGWP is a valuable opportunity for international students to gain valuable work experience in Canada and to potentially establish themselves in the country. It is important for international students to carefully consider their options and to plan ahead for their future in Canada.Regenerate response
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