Looking to work in Canada after your studies? The Post-Graduation Work Permit Program allows students who have recently graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution to qualify for a Canadian work permit and to gain valuable Canadian work experience, without having to first find a job offer or apply for a Labour Market Opinion.
To obtain a Canadian work permit after your graduation, you must meet the following requirements.
You must apply for a Canadian work permit within 90 days of receiving written confirmation from your institution indicating that you have met the requirements for completing your academic program. As your study permit must still be valid at the time that you apply, it is important to apply as soon as you receive this notification (for example, a transcript or an official letter).
A Canadian work permit granted pursuant to the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program cannot be valid for longer than the student’s study program, up to a maximum of three years. For example, if you graduate from a four-year degree program, you could be eligible for a three-year work permit if you meet the criteria. If you graduate from an eight-month certificate program, you would be eligible for a work permit that is valid for no more than eight months.
For further information with respect to US and Canadian immigration or to find out if you or a company employee is eligible for temporary or permanent relocation to Canada or the US, we invite you to contact our experienced immigration lawyers and attorneys by contacting the Bomza Law Group at:
1-800-993-9971 or by clicking here: “Contact Us”.