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Can I extend my PGWP in Canada?

By: Ahmed AmmouriUpdated: February 28, 2021


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Hello, You cannot apply to extend the post-graduate work permit as this application is a only available once per applicant. You may, however, apply for Permanent Residency and a bridging open work permit.

Herein, can post graduate work permit be extended?

Post-graduation work permits can be extended only when the length of the permit could not be provided at the time of the application, due to the expiry date of the applicant's passport.

Similarly, how can I extend my open work permit in Canada?

If you have a work permit that's about to expire or you need to make changes to it, you need to apply to extend it or change the conditions on it. You need to apply at least 30 days before your current work permit expires. You can't extend your work permit beyond the expiry date of your passport.

How can I stay in Canada after PGWP expires?

During the experience class application process time he can apply to extend his PGWP. He will need to apply for an extension BEFORE it expires but he can apply 90 days within also. If he applies post expiration date he cannot work. So, apply for an extension before it expires.

How many times Canada work permit can be extended?

There is no limit on the number of times a permit can be extended. Professionals working under free trade agreements similar to NAFTA: Under these agreements, work permits are issued for one year. All permit extensions will also be for one year. There is no limit on the number of times a permit can be extended.


What happens if my PGWP expires?

The PGWP is issued based on the length of your program of study and the expiry date of your passport. Although you may be eligible for a 3-year work permit, IRCC will not issue a work permit for longer than your passport is valid. You may, however, extend your PGWP after your renew your passport.

Can I get PGWP twice?

You are not eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit if you have previously been issued a PGWP following any other course of study. A PGWP can only be issued to you once in your lifetime.

How can I get PR in Canada after 1 year study?

The Ontario PNP program provides a gateway for international students to gain the Permanent Residency Visa. Under the Ontario International students' stream, the immigrants who have completed a 1 year program and has a valid job offer from Ontario province, they can apply for Canada PR visa.

How long can international students stay in Canada after graduation?

According to Stay in Canada after graduation you can receive an open work permit for as long as the program you graduated from, if your program is 8 to 24 months long, or up to three years for longer programs. So let's say you just graduated from a four year Bachelor (Hons.) program, you can stay for three years.

Can work permit holder apply for PR in Canada?

If you are working with a Canadian employer on a temporary work permit and the employer has made you an offer for permanent employment, you may be eligible to apply for your permanent residency under the Federal Skilled Worker Program. Such an offer is referred to as arranged employment.

Can I get a second working holiday visa for Canada?

The dual citizenship exception
Citizens who hold two passports from countries that have signed IEC agreements with Canada can apply for the Working Holiday permit twice.

How can I convert my work permit to PR in Canada?

Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
If you are working with a Canadian employer on a temporary work permit and the employer has made you an offer for permanent employment, you may be eligible to apply for your permanent residency under the Federal Skilled Worker Program.

Is PGWP an open work permit?

Post-Graduation Work Permits (PGWPs) are open work permits, meaning that they grant foreign nationals the freedom to work for different employers in different locations. Unlike the vast majority of Canadian work permits, the PGWP does not require a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) for successful applicants.

What do I do after PGWP?

After receiving your PGWP:
Apply for or extend your Social Insurance Number (SIN) Apply for a new Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or Electronic Travel Authoirzation (eTA), if required.

Can I apply for open work permit inside Canada?

You can only apply for a work permit from inside Canada if: you have a temporary resident permit that is valid for six months or more, or. you are in Canada because you have already applied for permanent residence from inside Canada.

How long is bridging open work permit?

In all cases, the Bridging Open Work Permit must be valid for longer than six months.

Can I stay in Canada as a tourist after my work permit expires?

You can apply to restore your work permit in the first 90 days after it expires. If you do this, you can stay in Canada until you get further instructions, but you must stop working until you receive your restored work permit. There is no guarantee that your application will be approved.

Can you extend an open work permit?

When to extend a temporary worker's permit
Temporary workers with an open work permit don't need to renew or extend their permit to begin working for a new employer. They only need to renew or extend their work permit if it's about to expire.

How long is a post graduation work permit valid?

A post-graduation work permit (PGWP) may be valid anywhere between eight months and up to three years.

How much does it cost to extend work permit in Canada?

What are the fees for visa applications?
Permit/Visa Fee
Study permit (including extensions) C$150
Work permit (including extensions) C$155
Work permit – maximum fee for groups of performing artists and their staff C$100
Visitor visa – single entry or multiple entry (including extensions) C$100

How long does it take to extend work permit in Canada?

Since it can take longer than 30 days to renew your permit, you may want to apply more than 30 days in advance. If you are a temporary worker in Canada, you can file to renew your permit by filing an Application to Change Conditions or Extend Your Stay in Canada 30 days or more before your current permit expiry date.