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Study in Canada? Work in Canada!

Did you know that if you receive a Study Permit to Canada, that this includes the right to work as well?

If you want to know more about work permits and working in Canada, do consult our recent Blog post on this:

What can you expect if you work in Canada after graduation?

The first step is applying to work under the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP).

To understand more about how to make sure you are eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) consult our blog published by Barrister & Solicitor Ms. Warda Shazadi Meighen, a Partner at the law firm Landings LLP in Toronto. Anyone eligible for a PGWP can obtain it as long as they follow the rules. So, if you do that, your chances of a PGWP is 100%.

According to a recent official Canadian government study:

Nigeria was the source country with the highest share of PGWP holders reporting earnings in 2018 (95%), followed by Brazil (91%), Vietnam (88%), and Iran and Pakistan (at 86% each).

What about going on to gain Permanent Resident (PR) status?

Again, Ms. Meighen has published guidance on this. Also see our blog post on this subject: According to the same Canadian government report about international students with PGWP status:

Almost three-quarters of all PGWP holders became permanent residents within five years of having obtained their PGWP. When levels of study are compared, the rates of transition to permanent residency were highest among those who held a study permit for college- and master’s-level programs. Both of these education groups showed a trend towards increased transition rates across cohorts, with more recent cohorts having higher rates of transition at similar points in time relative to earlier cohorts.
In sum, increasing numbers of international students have meant that increasing numbers of PGWP holders have engaged in the Canadian labour market over the past decade. Through participation in the PGWPP and subsequent transition to permanent residency for many, international students provided a growing source of labour for the Canadian labour market that extended well beyond their periods of study.

If you want to know more about that Canadian government report the link is here:

If you would like to know more about why Canada puts so much emphasis on growing its population through international students, consult this blog:

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