The Post-Graduation Work Permit

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Canada’s Post-Graduate Work Permit (“PGWP”) program (the “PGWPP“) allows international students who have completed certain Canadian post-secondary programs to obtain work permits after graduating.  The work permits are open, meaning that the graduates can work for any employer in any Canadian province.  It is a fantastic program that enhances the competitiveness of Canadian post-secondary institutions … Read More

Suing Schools for Post-Graduation Work Permit Refusals

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People who graduate from designated learning institutions are often eligible to apply for post-graduation work permits (“PGWP“).  However, not all schools are eligible. In addition to other requirements, to be eligible, a student must have graduated from a: public post-secondary school, such as a college, trade/technical school or university, or CEGEP in Quebec; or private post-secondary … Read More

Question & Answer – Post Grad Work Permit Continuity (IR-07)

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The following is an e-mail exchange between an immigration representative and Citizenship and Immigration Canada regarding Post-Graduation Work Permits.  The Post-Graduate Work Permit is a phenomenal program which allows graduates of Canadian post-secondary students to work in Canada on open work permits.  It is not clear, however, whether people who complete a program, and then … Read More

Post-Graduate Work Permits in British Columbia

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Lately, I have received numerous enquiries regarding which private post-secondary institutions are eligible to have their students receive Post-Graduate Work Permits (“PGWP“) in British Columbia.  Coincidentally, on June 5, 2012, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (“CIC“), issued Operational Bulletin 262 (“OB 262“), which addresses the issue. First, it is important to note the distinction between students enrolled … Read More