How to Apply for A Post-Graduation Work Permit in Canada?

How To Apply For A Post-Graduation Work Permit In Canada?

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Canada has a great education system and a growing economy. In addition, immigrants have many other reasons to visit Canada and settle there. Job opportunities in Canada also welcome immigrants as they promise great careers.

On completion of graduation from a designated learning institution (DLI), you may be eligible for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP). You may stay in Canada and work temporarily using this permit.

Not all DLIs and all programs of study give you eligibility for PGWP, commonly known as a Canada post study work visa. You must check the DLI list to find schools with eligible programs and meet other criteria to get an employer sponsored visa for Canada.

Application for A Post-Graduation Work Permit

You can apply for a Post graduate work visa from inside or outside Canada within 180 days after completing your graduation, provided you are eligible.  You must confirm the name and length of your program and show documents showing that you have attended and completed the program. You may submit any of these documents to confirm the requirements for a Canada federal skilled worker program.
  • Your degree or diploma certificate 
  • Your transcript from the institution 
  • An official letter is taken from your school

Other Work Permits to Work in Canada

People with professional work experience can get jobs under Canada's federal skilled worker programManagerial, professional, and technical jobs and skilled trades are included under skilled work. Apart from your experience in the skilled sector, you must meet the requirements for language ability and education.  

Post Graduation Work Permit Canada
Canada skilled worker visa considers the following factors for selection. These factors are based on a 100-point base grid, and you must gain 67 points to qualify for the program.
  • Age carries 12 points, and you lose points if you are above 35.
  • Education can give a maximum of 25 points.
  • Work experience can give 15 points depending on the number of full-time paid work.
  • Valid job offers can provide 10 points. 
  • English and French language skills fetch you 28 points.
  • Adaptability to Canadian society can give you a maximum of 10 points.

Canadian Work Permit

As you know, to work in Canada, you need a work permit. There are two types of work permits.

Employer-Specific Work Permit

This permit allows you to work with a specified employer for a fixed duration and in a particular location (if mentioned). 

Open Work Permit

You can work for any eligible employer with this permit. It is given under specific conditions only.

Can an Employer Sponsor His Workers?

Employer-sponsored visa for Canada is officially not possible as the companies do not sponsor workers. However, they assist you in applying for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) on your behalf to Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).

The PGWP and the other work permits allow you to work in Canada. Choose the permit or visa for which you are eligible and reach the dream heights of your career.