Foreign Students Now Eligible for Post Graduation Work Permit With Online Programs

Foreign students beginning their Canadian study program within the coming weeks is not going to be penalized for on-line coursework if they eventually apply for a Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP).

The PGWP permits foreign college students to work in Canada for as much as three years. It’s an approach to get Canadian work experience, which is extremely valued in economic class immigration applications that result in permanent residence.

Canadian government analysis reveals that those with Canadian experience prior to turning into permanent residents are likely to integrate rapidly into the labour market. 

As such, lots of Canada’s economic class immigration applications reward candidates who’ve Canadian experience with additional factors or are geared particularly for foreign college students.

Under regular circumstances, international college students will need to have repeatedly studied full time in Canada in a program that’s no less than eight months long so as to be eligible for this work permit. Studying on-line may render an applicant ineligible for a PGWP.

This temporary reform is yet another step taken by Canada to make its immigration policies extra flexible and keep away from disrupting the plans of immigration clients throughout a period by which it’s seeking to contain the unfold of the coronavirus.

Provided that many programs were compelled to move on-line in accordance with coronavirus prevention measures, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is permitting foreign students enrolled in these programs to be eligible for a Post Graduation Work Permit.

This additionally includes students who have a study permit, or who had been permitted for a program beginning in May or June, however, who’s unable to travel to Canada amid travel restrictions.


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