Information on Current Post-Graduation Work Permit Eligibility

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If you’re outside of Canada

If you can’t travel to Canada at this time and you’re taking your classes online, you’re still eligible for a PGWP.

How much of your studies count toward a PGWP

You can complete 100% of your studies online from outside Canada.

All your time studying online outside Canada between spring 2020 and December 31, 2021, counts toward the length of a PGWP. This applies even if you’re completing 2 study programs.

If you’re completing 2 study programs, you can finish 100% of your studies online if the programs were ongoing or started between March 2020 and fall 2021, and

  • both study programs are from an eligible DLI and are completed within 2 years.
  • each program meets all PGWP eligibility requirements and is at least 8 months long.

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

  • time spent studying outside Canada after December 31, 2021
  • time spent studying before you applied for a study permit


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