CHANGES TO THE RULES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS BY IRCC
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has presented two new rules which will be affecting international students which are:
- Extended Post Graduate Work Permit Canada (PGWP) qualifications for online training
- Limited full-time work permit
1. Extended Post Graduate Work Permit Canada (PGWP) qualifications for online training
Numerous international students meet the requirements for a special open work permit after completing their studies in Canada. If you are not aware with this opportunity, consider visiting the link mentioned below in the description and comment section.
New measures regarding Post Graduate Work Permit Canada (PGWP)
The time duration of a Post Graduate Work Permit Canada (PGWP) depends on the span of your studies. Therefore, it is equal to the duration of your degree course and up to three years. In the past, you had to study in person in Canada to meet the requirements for Post Graduate Work Permit Canada (PGWP). Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced a new rule. Under the new rule, you could apply for a study permit. If authorized, you could commence studying online in Canada. On the other hand, your online studies could also count towards your PGWP qualifications.
A recent tweet by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) prolonged this rule. Therefore, when you commence studying online without a study permit or even authorization in principle, you may still use this duration towards PGWP.
2. Limited full-time work permit
The Canadian government had permitted international students to work full-time because of the economic impacts of COVID-19. On the other hand, they changed their rule recently. Therefore, if you are presently studying in Canada on a full-time basis at a post-secondary program, you may only work for up to 20 hours per week. Obviously, you must possess a valid study permit and fulfil all other circumstances. These changes already took effect on 31 August, 2020.
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