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Posted on August 27 2022

Work visa rules for international students in Canada amid visa delays

By Editor
Updated July 25 2023
Highlights: Canada relaxes work visa rules
  • International students in Canada have the facility to pursue distance learning till August 31, 2022.
  • It will not affect their PGWP eligibility.
  • Pursuing study programs online after September 1, 2022, will hamper the PGWP in Canada for international students.
Abstract: Canada extends distance learning rules without hampering PGWP eligibility. The IRCC or Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada has started a transition interval for international students to continue their studies online. The online study will not affect the eligibility requirements for the PGWP or post-graduation work permit in Canada. An advisory has also been issued, asking the students to return to Canada barring any complications. *Want to study in Canada? Y-Axis, the leading Study Abroad Consultant, is here to help you. Changed Measures for International Students of Canada International students who opted to study online or students who have submitted a study permit application before August 31, 2022. They will be able to pursue their course online without hampering their eligibility for PGWP. The study time continued online from September 1, 2022, will not be considered from the length of their PGWP, irrespective of when the student commences their studies. The extension of distance learning policies will hamper the PGWP eligibility of those commencing their courses from September 1, 2022 - August 31, 2023. These are the measures that will apply:
  • A maximum of 50 percent of the credits can be earned outside Canada to be eligible for the PGWP.
  • Studies pursued online from out of Canada starting on September 1, 2023, will not be considered from the length of PGWP in the future.
The aim is to reduce the backlog and student permits. Read more: Solution for Canada immigration backlogs; 1,250 employees to be recruited 275,000 Canada PR Issued till July 2022: Sean Fraser Canada Immigration Level Forecasts Doubling of the Country’s Population More and more students are opting to study in Canada, and the immigration department of the country has set the bar high for the process of immigration. During the pandemic, students had the option to complete the entire program online, without hampering their eligibility for permanent residence. Before the pandemic, students were not permitted to pursue above 50 percent of their courses online and the time spent to pursue the course online was not considered from the length of their eligibility for PGWP. The PGWP helps international graduates work in Canada, and eventually applied for Canada PR or permanent residency. Want to study in Canada? Contact Y-Axis, the leading Study Abroad Consultant. If you found this news article helpful, you may want to read… What’s the exciting news about the task force for Canada immigration?


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