Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP)
Students who have graduated from a designated Canadian post-secondary institution can apply for a post-graduation work permit to gain valuable Canadian work experience which in turn takes them a step closer to their transition from a Temporary resident to a permanent resident of Canada.
First things first, please make sure you select a school for your studies that’s a designated learning institution with a DLI number and don’t forget to verify it on IRCC website. Please note that not all DLIs are eligible for PGWP.
PGWP is a LMIA exempt Open Work-permit which allows the graduates to work with any employer anywhere in Canada without the need of a job offer.
Once the PGWP expires, the student must apply for an LMIA to maintain their work permit status.
Post graduation Work Permit is such a unique window of opportunity provided in the Canadian Immigration framework that missing it would mean jeopardising an applicant’s chances and hopes of transitioning from a Temporary status to a Permanent status. If you are planning to apply for a PGWP on your own, we wish you the best of success but if you have slightest of doubts, lets chalk out a plan together and make your transition to Permanent Residency a smooth one.