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PGWP Chance to Extend their Work Permit

International students unable to meet Canadian work experience requirement get another chance

Canada introduces a new policy that will give international students affected by COVID-19 another chance to gain the work experience they need to be eligible for permanent residence.

 

To apply for an open work permit under the new policy, the following criteria must be met:

  • you must have a PGWP that expired on or after January 30, 2020 or a PGWP that expires in 4 months or less from the date of application;
  • you need to be in Canada;
  • you need to have a valid temporary status or be applying to restore your status.

The application process will be open from January 27 to July 27, 2021.