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Posted on March 08 2023

PGWPs has become the direct path for international students to obtain Canada PR

By Editor
Updated July 25 2023

Highlights: PGWP: The most accessible pathway to Canada PR

  • 807,000 international students with verified study permits are residing in Canada.
  • The PGWP route has become students' go-to pathway to permanent residency.
  • International students graduating from DLIs use the PGWP program to extend their stay in Canada.
  • Candidates can easily transition their study permits to Canadian permanent residents (PRs) post graduating.

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  • 807,000 international students in Canada have valid study permits that can be converted to Canada PR.
  • Students graduating from valid Canadian Designated Learning Institutions (DLIs) use the PSWP itinerary to extend their permits for work and other purposes.
  • Statistics reveal a growth of 528% in the total number of PGWP holders between the ages of 2008-2018.
  • The low median earnings for holders of PGWP in Quebec for 2008 were $10,600.
  • The highest median earnings for holders of PGWP in Alberta for 2008 were $24,000.

More International students are transitioning to permanent residents.

  • Students graduating from eligible DLIs seek PGWP as a means to work and live in the country.
  • The open work permits allow candidates to work in the country for three years.
  • Three-quarters of PGWPs have converted to permanent residents within five years of acquiring a PGWP.

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