Students completing their graduation will require a post-graduate work permit to stay back and work in Canada. Here are 3 steps to get a work permit in Canada.
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How Can I Get Post Graduate Work Permit in Canada?
iCrowdNewswire Jan 3, 2021 11:30 AM ET
Numerous students from all over the world go to study in Canada. Canada’s living standard has been widely preferred by many students who want to stay back and earn their livelihood. The government ensures that students can stay and work in the country with a post-graduate work permit.
How can I get post-graduate work permit in Canada?- a question asked by many would-be graduates. Here is everything you need to know about getting a work permit after you graduate in Canada.
The first thing you need to ensure to be eligible for a post-graduate work permit (PGWP) is graduating from a Designated Learning Institution (DLI). The study period must be at least 8 months long.
Once you ensure that, there are other things to maintain as well. You must apply at least 180 days before your study permit expires. The overall process of getting a work permit after graduation will take around 6 months. As a result, you must have a valid study permit during that period.
Nevertheless, you can stay in Canada with a visitor record if your study permit expires before getting the post-graduate work permit. Along with that, you must have submitted all the necessary documents with the application form to be considered for a work permit visa.
On the other hand, if you have already received a post-graduate work permit visa before, you will no longer be eligible for one now. Also, your diploma or graduation certificate cannot come from an institution that is located in Canada but not Canadian.
The PGWP process takes about 6 months to complete. You can apply online for a work permit after graduating. The online application will cost you a fee of $255.
If you are applying from outside of Canada, the application fees may include other charges as well. For instance, you will have to pay the biometric fees. There are some third-party fees such as medical exam fees and police certificate fee as well.
Nevertheless, here are 3 simple steps to guide you through the whole process.
The application will require 2 most important documents from you. The first paper that you need to provide is the official letter that confirms your graduation. This letter should ideally be from the institution you graduated from.
Secondly, you will need either the official transcript or a copy of the transcript. Both these documents must be appropriately submitted in the online portal. The other obvious documents are scanned copies of your current study permit and valid passport. You will also need a credit or debit card to pay the fee.
Before submitting the application, you should thoroughly read the instructions. This will help you in filling out the form.
Moreover, there will be some questions for you to answer. These answers will provide the authority with your own document requirements. Therefore, you should take your time and answer correctly. The instructions can guide you through the process.
Once you are ready with the document, you can now go online and start your application. You can also physically go to the immigration office and apply for a work permit. However, it is always best to do it online. You will need to open a verified account for this.
The most important thing about an online application is that it accepts your application immediately. Therefore, there is less processing time, and further required documents can be submitted quickly.
In addition to this, an online application helps you to keep track of your application. As a result, you can be prepared for any outcome without being in the dark.
If the portal shows that your submission is completed, you can be sure that the application has been confirmed. It is now time to wait around 112 days to 180 days for the final decision.
In the meantime, you are allowed to work full-time at any legal entity in Canada. Your application for the work permit will be considered as valid permission for work after graduation.
Staying back in Canada after graduation can be a very wise decision. The country has lots of job opportunities. You can also build a happy, healthy, and prosperous life if you can work hard with your post-graduate work permit. Follow the 3 mentioned steps to acquire the work permit easily.