What happens after post graduate work permit expires in Canada?

You can apply for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP) from inside Canada or from another country, as long as you’re eligible. If you don’t change your status to visitor and your study permit expires, you have up to 90 days after your study permit expires to apply for a PGWP and restore your status as a student.

Can I apply for a work permit after my PGWP expires?

No. Post-graduation work permits (PGWP) are a one-time opportunity for international students. Those students must have graduated from a PGWP-eligible program at a designated learning institution.

Can PGWP be extended in Canada?

PGWPs have a fixed duration and cannot be renewed or extended, which means that those who hold these permits have a limited amount of time to take advantage of all the benefits they can offer.

Can you still work in Canada if your work permit expires?

You must stay in Canada and work under the conditions of your original work permit. If you applied to extend or change your work permit before it expired, you’re authorized to keep working under the same conditions as your original permit until we make a decision on your application.

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How many years post graduate work permit in Canada?

A post-graduation work permit (PGWP) may be valid anywhere between eight months and up to three years. The length of your permit will depend on the length of the study program you completed in Canada. The permit won’t be longer than the length of your study program.

What next after PGWP expires?

After receiving your PGWP:

Extend your BC Medical Services Plan (MSP) Apply for or extend your Social Insurance Number (SIN) Apply for a new Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or Electronic Travel Authoirzation (eTA), if required.

What happens if post graduate work permit refused?

If your application for a post-graduation work permit is rejected or refused, you need to stop working as soon as we notify you. If you don’t, any future work or study permits may not be approved, and you may be asked to leave the country. Check current processing times for PGWPs.

Does PGWP get rejected?

The most common reasons why a PGWP is refused:

If your PGWP was refused, it is recommended to retain professional help to re-apply to ensure a strong case is made to get your PGWP approved. This is especially important if you have issues with your profile such as a gap in your studies, or have fallen out of status.

Can I apply for PR during PGWP?

The PGWP is a wonderful way to obtain Canadian work experience which can help you get additional points for your Canadian PR. However, before you apply for your PGWP, it is best to calculate your likely CRS scores. You may need to develop an alternate strategy to manage to get an invite for your PR.

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Can I get PR in Canada after 1 year?

One of the best ways to get permanent residency after 1-year study program is to apply for the Post Graduate Work Permit after completing your study program. This will not only help you to gain valuable Canadian work experience but also it will help to improve your Express Entry profile in terms of the CRS score.

Can I get fired if my work permit expires?

Unfortunately, your employer can legally terminate your employment once your work EAD expires. However, it does not have the right to discriminate against you in advance of your work permit expiration date.

How long can you stay in Canada after Masters?

The Post-Graduate Work Permit allows international students to stay in Canada and work for up to three years after graduating. After working in Canada for one year, international graduates may be eligible to apply for permanent residency.

Can I extend my 1 year work permit in Canada?

Yes, if your work permit is still valid, you can apply to extend it from inside Canada.

How do I get 3 year PGWP?

In general, graduating from a study program that is equal to two years or more, qualifies a graduate for up to three years of work permit. If the program of studies less than two years but more than eight months, student will be granted work permit for the duration of the program of studies.