CANADA – Update to Post-Graduation Work Permit Program

February 20, 2024

By: Nouran Hassan

Changes have been announced to take place regarding Canada’s post-graduation work permit program (PGWP). Starting February 15, 2024, students who have graduated from a master’s degree program, even if it is less than two years, are eligible for a three-year PGWP if they meet all other eligibility criteria.

Starting September 1, 2024, students beginning curriculum licensing agreements will not be eligible for a PGWP. The special measures (reduced facilitation) for distance learning and PGWP validity have been extended to August 31, 2024.

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to your Newland Chase dedicated contact or submit an inquiry here should you have any specific questions regarding this announcement. 

This immigration update is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal or scenario-specific advice. Furthermore, it is important to note that immigration announcements are subject to sudden and unexpected changes. Readers are encouraged to reach out to Newland Chase for any case- or company-specific assessments.