You can apply for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP) from inside Canada or from another country, as long as you’re eligible.
You have up to 180 days after you graduate to apply for a PGWP.
When you apply, you must confirm the following:
You can confirm these by submitting any of the following:
If your study permit will expire before you get your marks, you have 2 options.
If your study permit expires before you apply
If you don’t change your status to visitor and your study permit expires, you have up to 90 days after your study permit expires to apply for a PGWP and restore your status as a student.
To restore your status as a student, you must:
You can’t work until your study permit and work permit have been approved.
If you don’t apply within the 90 days, or if the 90 days have already passed, you must leave Canada.
Before you can apply for a PGWP, you need one of the following to prove you’ve completed your studies:
We may request other documents once we receive your application.
How you can apply for a PGWP depends on where you’re applying from. In most cases, you must apply online.
Graduation from a DLI doesn’t automatically make you eligible for a PGWP. Check the DLI list to find out which schools have eligible programs.