The Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) in Canada imparts freedom to the students to work in Canada after they successfully complete their education in Canada. The PGWP majorly depends upon the duration of the course. The valid time period of the PGWP is from eight months to a maximum of three years. The length of its duration depends upon the time period of your program. The permit will not extend after the student successfully complete their master’s program in Canada.
Finding a Job in Canada
Maximum numbers of students who graduate from the universities of Canada have a very significant chance of them looking for jobs in Canada itself. Throughout their study duration, they have acquainted themselves with the lifestyle, culture of the people of Canada. They have also built their own social network due to the internships they have taken during the course of their education. The cities like Montreal, Quebec, Vancouver, and Toronto have ample job and business opportunities. With the help of this work experience that you have gained through the PGWP, you can also qualify for Permanent Residency (PR) in Canada.
Eligibility Criteria to Successfully Qualify for PGWP
- The candidate must have studied in a full-time program and the duration should be at least 8 months.
- When you apply for PGWP the applicant should have a valid student visa.
- Apply for a post-graduation work permit within a period of 90 days from the completion of the course. Also, attach your mark sheet or a letter stating the same provided by the college.
Duration to Apply for the PGWP
If you qualify the exact official tenure of:
- Less than 8 months, then you disqualify for the PGWP program.
- If you have a study program of fewer than 2 years but it is more than eight years, then you successfully get a PGWP permit but only for a period that is equal to your program duration.
- If the course program is of 2 years and more, then you will be offered a work permit of 3 years.