Post Graduate work permit

You may be eligible for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP) if you graduated from a designated learning institution (DLI) and want to work temporarily in Canada.

Does studying outside of Canada count toward a PGWP?

It is possible to complete 100% of your studies online from outside of Canada. Between spring 2020 and August 31, 2022, all-time spent studying online from outside Canada counts toward a PGWP. This is true even if you are enrolled in two programs. If you’re completing two study programs, you can complete 100% of your studies online if the programs were ongoing or started between March 2020 and summer 2022, and

– Both programs are offered by an eligible DLI, are completed within two years, and.

– These programs meet all PGWP eligibility requirements and last at least 8 months.

The following time won’t count toward the length of a PGWP:

– After August 31, 2022, the time spent studying outside Canada will be assessed.

– Time spent studying before you applied for a study permit.

Special cases

If you’re in any of these groups, you may be eligible for a PGWP.

Accelerated programs

Flight school graduates

Taking leave from your studies

Transfers between schools

Distance learning from inside of Canada.

Distance learning from outside of Canada