Private Quebec college graduates no longer eligible for PGWP starting 01 September 2023
June 7, 2022 – Jean Boulet, Quebec Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity, Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration and Minister Responsible for the Mauricie Region, and the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, announced a new measure to restrict access to the post-graduation work permit for certain graduates of unsubsidized private learning institutions.
Unsubsidized private learning institutions have been attracting a large number of international students since 2018. For the period of 2016–2018, approximately 4,900 international students received a study permit for one of these institutions. For the period of 2019–2021, the estimated number of international students who received a study permit for one of these institutions jumped to 11,500.
Starting 01 September 2023 graduates of non-subsidized private student academies (colleges) in Quebec will no longer be eligible for a Post-Graduation work permit (PGWP) from September 1, 2023.
Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) will only be available to subsidized private student academies (colleges) after September 01, 2023.
Choose your course wisely. Always consult a professional if your goal is to come and study and eventually take benefits of PGWP eventually leading to Permanent Residence. A consultation goes a long way in securing your future in Canada.
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