Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP)

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP)

Last Updated: 01 August 2021

The Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) Program (PGWP) allows students who have graduated from eligible Canadian designated learning institutions (DLIs) to obtain an open work permit to gain valuable Canadian work experience. Skilled Canadian work experience in National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill type 0 or skill level A or B, that is gained through the PGWP helps graduates qualify for permanent residence in Canada through the Canadian experience class within Express Entry.

With a post-graduation work permit, as with all open work permits, graduates can

  • work full time
  • work part-time
  • be self-employed

A post-graduation work permit may be issued based on the length of the study program for a minimum of 8 months up to a maximum of 3 years.

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