A post-graduation work permit is a great way for international graduates to stay in Canada after their studies to gain valuable work experience. The great aspect of this work permit is that it is an open work permit, allowing graduates to work in any job, without restrictions.
To get a post-graduation work permit, you must:
There are special cases where you may be eligible for a post-graduation work permit such as accelerated programs, transfers between schools, studying part-time during the final academic session, and flight instructors. Contact us to find out more if any of the above scenarios describe you.
The length of your post-graduation work permit is valid for depends on the length of your study program. If your program was:
After you studied full-time in a qualifying program and have gained Canadian work experience with your Post-Graduation Work Permit, you could be eligible for Permanent Residence. Compare programs below to see which program for Permanent Residence might be best for you. It’s never too early to start thinking about your long term future in Canada.