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Post Graduate Work Permit

The Post-Graduation Work Permit Program allows students graduated from eligible Canadian designated learning institutions (DLIs) to get an open work permit to gain Canadian work experience. 
Skilled Canadian work experience in National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill type 0 or skill level A or B gained  working on Post Grad Work Permit can help graduates to qualify for the Canadian experience class within Express Entry, permanent residence application. 

Eligibility requirements


Study completion

You have completed an academic, vocational or professional training program at an eligible institution in Canada that is at least 8 months in duration leading to a degree, diploma or certificate. 


Full time studies

You maintained full-time student status during each academic session of the program you completed and submit as part of post-grad work permit application. Except only if you were authorized leave from studies or in final academic session.


Proof of completion

You have received a transcript and an official letter from the eligible DLI confirming that you have met the requirements to complete program of study.


Application timeline

You apply within 180 days of study permit expiry or date if you were authorised to study without the study permit


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