On January 8, the Canadian Immigration Office announced a special temporary policy of re-applying the Post-Gradiation Work Permit (PGWP) for Canadian students studying abroad.
Post-Gradiation Work Permit (PGWP) is an open work permit that can be received for up to three years when you graduate from or complete a program designated by the Canadian Immigration Service. The purpose of the PGWP is to help students who have completed their studies in Canada return to their native countries or even obtain permanent residency through the opportunity to work with various employers in Canada. From January to December 2020, as about 30,000 PGWP holders have already become permanent residents or are waiting for approval after receiving permanent residency, PGWP is helping to obtain permanent residency.
In principle, this PGWP is a limit that can only be received once in life, and if it has already been approved, it cannot be applied again. However, this Covid-19 has greatly reduced the opportunity for many PGWP holders to get the experience they need to apply for permanent residency and also reduced the opportunity for PGWP holders to contribute to the Canadian economy. In order to overcome these difficult times well, the Canadian Immigration Service has decided to provide special opportunities to international students who have or have PGWP once again.
All four conditions must be met as below under the conditions of the applicant who can re-apply for this PGWP.
First, the PGWP must expire on or after January 30, 2020 or within the next four months.
Second, you have to live in Canada now.
Thirdly, you must either have a Permit to live in Canada or apply for a Restore if you do not.
Lastly, you have to apply between January 27, 2021 and July 27, 2021.
The special opportunity is estimated to benefit 52,000 graduates with PGWP, which will provide an additional 18 months of open work permitt. Canada's Immigration Service says it will continue to announce these special policies to address not only the opportunity for many people to build a future in Canada, but also the labor shortage in Canada.