Post Graduate Work Permit Update – International Students

This just in from our international student partner, ApplyBoard:

We are writing to share some very positive news for international students who are looking to start their educational journey in Canada this year. The Government of Canada has just announced that after a student applies for a study permit, any time spent studying online from outside of Canada now counts towards the length of their PGWP. Previously, only time spent studying online once a student received approval counted towards their study permit.

For time spent studying alone to count towards a PGWP, students must:

  • Complete at least 50% of their program in Canada (this includes online classes completed abroad)
  • Apply for a study permit by September 15, 2020
  • Start a program in spring, summer or fall 2020

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