Canada’s immigration minister Sean Fraser announced that the nation will offer another 18-month extension Post-Graduation Work Permits (PGWP).
As well, he said that they are required to use each tool in their toolbox to support companies who remain to face problems in hiring the workers they want to grow.
Simultaneously, the minister said that they are providing global graduates whose work permit is expiring or has expired with some extra time to stay in Canada to gain valuable work experience and possibly be eligible to become a permanent resident (PR) of Canada.
Even though typically, the PGWPs are not renewable, international graduates with PGWP that expired last year or earlier this year will be eligible for this 18-month work permit extension from April 6.
Those persons with expired PGWP work permits can restore their status, even if they are beyond the 90-day restoration duration, and will obtain a temporary work approval till their new work permit application processing.
Tens of thousands of global students successfully change to Canada’s permanent residence every year, including more than 157,000 in 2021, a record high, and approximately 95,000 in 2022, the second-highest total ever.
Furthermore, according to the new IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada), there were more than 286,000 international graduates in Canada with PGWPs at the end of the last year.
Around 127,000 of the PGWPs were set to expire in the current year of 2023. But, around 67,000 PGWP holders have previously applied for the Canada PR. Once they become PR, they won’t be required to extend their work permit via this new IRCC initiative.
As well, it would be the 3rd time that Canada permits international students to renew their PGWPs and relieve their concerns about staying in Canada.
Most such international graduates have worried about the expiration of their PGWPs before having the chance to apply for the Canada PR under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
PGWPs Provide International Graduates A Chance To Get Valuable Work Experience In Canada
With this PGWPs extension, global graduates in Canada will get the opportunity to gain valuable Canadian work experience and stay in the nation.
In addition, candidates have to show they have a minimum work experience of a year under the CEC program.
In the Invitations to Apply (ITA) draws under the CEC program, the IRCC sources the profiles of the Express Entry pool which are ranked depending on their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores, with those hopefuls with higher scores being more expected to obtain ITA.
Candidates with more work experience in Canada can get more points.
Moreover, last year the IRCC representative Rémi Larivière said that the Canadian government identifies that international students are a significant source of future PR. Likewise, according to a new record, of the 406,005 persons who became Canadian PR in 2021, more than 157,000 were ex-international students of the country.
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