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Posted on June 29 2022

PGWPs expired after September 20, 2021 can get extension: Sean Fraser

By  Editor
Updated November 23 2023


  • A new policy is announced saying the PGWPs that have expired on September 20, 2021, will get an extension.
  • The new policy allows the PFWPs to apply for work permits for up to 18 months.
  • The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates can benefit more from the new PGWP extension.

New policy for PGWPs

Post-Graduation Work Permit holders whose work permit has been expired between September 20, 2021, and December 31, 2022, are given a chance to eligible for the upcoming one-time PFWP extension.

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The previous dates were January 2022 to September 2021

The remaining details about applying for this special measure will be posted on the immigration website soon.

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Important points to note

The new policy works better and benefits anyone who has an expiring PGWP. This minor change will serve the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates who did not have an opportunity to apply for immigration through Express Entry since September 21, 2021.

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To work on the backlog in immigration applications. Usually, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) kept hold for the draws, who are often PGWP holders. The draws are expected to resume for these candidates from July 6.

The PGWPs are called special deals for international students. Usually, these international student graduates will be eligible for full-time programs and can even get an open work permit for three years.

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With the new policy, the eligible PGWP holders can apply for a new open work permit with a validity period of up to 18 months.

This special measure for PGWP was announced in April; still, the details need to be available for official confirmation.

Currently, Many PGWP holders’ documents are near the expiry date, keeping their stay in a risk state. They either have to get a new work permit or quit jobs or even leave Canada.

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Thousands of PGWP holders become permanent residents every year. Due to their Canadian study and work experience, they are already united with the Canadian labor market.

More than 88,000 PGWP holders have become permanent residents in 2021.

The new policy helps this move can benefit over 50,000 people.

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