Canada extends expiring postgraduation work permits


The federal government has announced that it will extend expiring postgraduation work permits (PGWPs) for up to 18 months. Former international students who are eligible for the program will reportedly be contacted with information about how to opt in and apply for the additional 18-month work permit. The decision to extend the program was made to enable former international students to continue working in Canada while the government continues to address the immigration backlogs. Some advocates argue that the PGWP should be made permanently renewable as the same issues could arise in January 2024.

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