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After Graduation

If you have graduated from Canadian Designated Learning institution you might be eligible to stay in Canada temporarily or permanently.

If you are looking to gain Canadian Experience and planning to return to your home country or decide if you want to pursue permanent immigration to Canada at a later date Post Graduate Work Permit might be suitable for you.

Staying in Canada temporarily - don’t forget:

Working after you complete your study program

After you complete your study program, there are 2 ways you may be able to work full-time:

  • you already applied for a work permit before your study permit expired or

  • you’re starting a new study program

You need to meet all the requirements listed below to work full-time. If we refuse your work or study permit application, you must stop working and leave Canada.

If you already applied for a work permit

You can work full-time if you meet all of these requirements:

  • You were already able to work off campus during your studies

  • You applied for a work permit or post-graduation work permit (PGWP) before your study permit expired

  • You’re waiting for a decision on your work permit application

 

If you’re starting a new study program

You can work full-time if you meet all of these requirements:

  • You were already able to work off campus during your previous studies

  • You have a valid study permit or you applied to extend your study permit before it expired

  • You received written confirmation from your current school that you completed your program

  • You received a letter of acceptance to a new full-time study program at a DLI

  • You’ll start your new program within 150 calendar days of receiving the confirmation that you completed your previous program.

 

Want to make Canada your permanent home?

If you are looking to make Canada your permanent home you might be eligible for one of the immigration programs targeted at skilled professionals. Our experts will analyse your full potential and select the program that would be the most suitable for you. You don’t have to know under which program you want to apply before coming to us. We listen and analyse and will provide you with all needed industry insides to ensure your case in presented in the best possible way. 

Take a look at simplified cheat sheet to explore your options, and give us a call to know all the details.