As Canada continues to experience economic growth, there has been a rising demand for highly-skilled and talented workers to fill various labour market shortages. In light of this, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, recently announced that foreign nationals with expired or expiring post-graduation work permits (PGWPs) will now be eligible for an additional or extended work permit for up to 18 months.
- The new policy allows international graduates with a recently expired or expiring PGWP to apply for an additional or extended work permit to stay longer and gain additional work experience for up to 18 months.
- The recent announcement by the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Sean Fraser, regarding the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) program is a significant development for international graduates who are already in Canada or planning to come to Canada for studies.
- This is good news for international graduates who want to continue working in Canada and gain valuable work experience that can lead to permanent residency in Canada.
As a reputable immigration consulting firm, Swift Immigration Solutions Inc is thrilled to hear about this recent development. Our team of experienced professionals understands that PGWPs play an important role in allowing international graduates to obtain Canadian work experience. This experience often leads to permanent residency opportunities, as tens of thousands of graduates transition to permanent residency each year. With this new policy in place, we can help our clients apply for an open work permit and guide them through the process of restoring their status, even if they are beyond the 90-day restoration period.
At Swift Immigration Solutions Inc, we offer a wide range of services to assist our clients with post-graduation work permit applications, including extensions and renewals. We are dedicated to helping international graduates achieve their career goals and make the most of their time in Canada. Our team is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest developments in immigration law, ensuring that our clients receive accurate and reliable advice.
This is an excellent opportunity for international graduates who are interested in gaining more work experience and contributing to the Canadian economy. We encourage our clients and those interested in our services to log into their online IRCC Secure Account starting April 6, 2023, to opt in and update key personal information. We will also be providing instructions on how to apply for the extended or additional work permit on our website in the weeks ahead.
In conclusion, Swift Immigration Solutions Inc is excited about this new development that will allow international graduates to gain valuable work experience in Canada. Our team is ready to provide guidance and support to clients seeking to apply for an open work permit and take advantage of this opportunity. Contact us today to learn more about our post-graduation work permit services and how we can help you achieve your career goals in Canada.