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Post Graduation Work Permits

Once international students have completed their studies in an eligible program at an eligible Canadian post-secondary institution, international graduates can apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit, which allows them to work in Canada.

They are not required to have a Canadian job offer at the time of application under the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program. International graduates can obtain up to a three-year open work permit, allowing them to work for any Canadian employer in any industry.

The program of study must be a minimum of two years for the graduate to obtain the three-year work permit. However, if the program was less than two years but longer than eight months, the graduate can still obtain a work permit for the same duration as the program of study.

Such a Post-Graduation Work Permit can only be issued once in a lifetime. Obtaining one and then returning to studies could be a mistake as it could waste the one-time opportunity.

Immigration Office located in beautiful Victoria, BC

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Cornerston Immigration provides a wide range of personalized immigration consulting and representation services for all visa types and immigration categories. Our consultants are able to assist clients from nearly any country in the world and have considerable experience working with China, India, Mexico, the Philippines, Turkey and the USA.

Victoria Office
300-848 Courtney St.
Victoria, B.C. V8W 1C4
Phone: 250-940-3597
Fax: (250) 940-3601

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