IRCC to soon review Canada Post – Graduation Work Permit


Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will soon review the Canada Post – Graduation Work Permit (PGWP). This is to strengthen the International Student Program. This is the first time in the last 10 years that IRCC will be conducting a review of the program.

On 31st October, Marc Miller, IRCC Minister’s, announced some vital changes for the improvement of the immigration system of Canada. One of these changes included review of the International Student Program as well. Moreover, these changes were part of “An Immigration System for Canada’s Future” plan. 

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IRCC will review PGWP

IRCC will be reviewing the Canada Post – Graduation Work Permit to improve the International Student Program and protect foreign students from fraud. The aim is to ensure that students coming to Canada is only accepted based on a genuine letter of acceptance. For this confirmation, the  Designated Learning Institutions (DLIs) will directly confirm the genuinity of the letter of acceptance with IRCC.  

Further, IRCC is set to adopt a “recognized institution” framework which will benefit DLIs immensely. Study permit applications will receive priority processing under this “recognized institution” framework. 

It is expected that in upcoming months IRCC will complete reviewing PGWP and start introducing changes for betterment of the program. 

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About Post-Graduation Work Permit

The Post-Graduation Work Permit program is for students who have graduated from Canadian DLIs to get an open work permit in Canada and work in the country. With a PGWP, a graduate can work for any employer for the period of maximum three years in Canada. 

These graduates qualify to work in TEER categories of 0, 1, 2, and 3, which further helps them gain valuable Canadian work experience. Moreover, after gaining sufficient work experience, these PGWP holders can further also qualify for Canadian Experience Class and obtain Canadian permanent residence. 

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Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati’s specialty lies in Canadian immigration matters along with crafting helpful, user-oriented content.

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