Latest updates on the post-graduate work permit and travel restrictions

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You’re still eligible for a post-graduation work permit if you can’t travel to Canada at this time due to travel restrictions and

  • you have a study permit
  • you’ve been approved for a study permit
  • you applied for a study permit before starting your study program in the spring, summer or fall 2020 semesters, or
  • you will apply for a study permit before starting your study program in the January 2021 semester

 

If you’re in this situation, you can begin your classes while outside Canada and 

  • complete 100% of your program online if 
    • your program is between 8 and 12 months in length, and
    • you started your studies between May and September 2020
  • complete up to 50% of your program online (until April 30, 2021) if you complete the other 50% of your program in Canada
  • complete up to 50% of your studies online (until April 30, 2021) if
    • you’ll graduate from 2 different eligible study programs within two years of each other
    • 1 of the programs started between May and September 2020
    • each program is at least eight months long, and
    • you complete at least 50% of the combined length of the programs in Canada

 

If you apply for your study permit before starting your program, any time spent studying online from outside Canada since spring 2020 now counts toward the length of a post-graduation work permit. (Before, only the time spent studying online after you were approved for a study permit counted.)

You won’t have time deducted from the length of your post-graduation work permit for studies you complete outside Canada until April 30, 2021.

Source: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/students.html#eligibility

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