Eligible expiring or expired Canadian post-graduation work permit holders can now extend work permits

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) confirmed a new temporary policy to extend the validity periods of post-graduation work permits (PGWPs) on August 2, 2022.

The new policy is in force now:

  • It enables graduates in Canada with expiring or expired PGWPs to apply for open work permits of up to 18 months.
  • Expiry dates of the applicable PGWPs should be from September 20, 2021, to December 31, 2022.
  • While new permits are under processing, applicants will have the status to work.
  • More details are on IRCC’s website.

(Source: IRCC)

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