Work in Canada after Graduation: Qualify for Canadian permanent residence
Gaining more work experience in Canada after graduation can go a long way towards helping you become a Canadian permanent residence. Qualified students on a Canada study visa or Canada study permit can get Canadian permanent residence under many Federal or Provincial immigration programs without leaving Canada.
Post-Graduate Work Program
This program allows international students who have graduated from a participating Canadian post-secondary institution to gain valuable Canadian work experience through a special work permit issued for the length of the study program, up to a maximum of 3 years.
Studied full time in Canada in a program of at least 8 months duration
Graduated from a public post-secondary institution, a private post-secondary institution, or a private institution authorized by provincial statute to confer degrees
Submit an application for a work permit within 90 days after receiving written confirmation of completing a study program
Received notification of eligibility to obtain a degree, diploma or certificate
Possess a valid Canada study visa or Canada study permit