For International Students in Canada

Post Graduate Work Permits

Post Graduate Work permits

After completing studies in a designated post-secondary learning institution on an eligible program, international graduates may apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit, allowing them to work in Canada.

Conditions for Post Graduate Work Permits

To be eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit, the following criteria must be met by the international student:

  • The student must have studied full-time in Canada in at least an eight month long program.
  • An application for the permit must be entered within 90 days of receiving confirmation from their academic institution that they have met the requirements of their program.
  • The student must have completed and passed the program of study, receiving written notification that they are eligible to obtain their degree, diploma or certificate.
  • The student must have a valid study permit when applying for the work permit.


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