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March 22, 2022

Ways to stay in Canada after post graduation work permit expires

Post Graduation Work Permit

Canada is one of those countries that provide a good post study stay back option which  is certainly an excellent news  for international students. In fact,  the education system of Canada encourages students to apply for opportunities and to remain in the Canada after their graduation which is facilitated by the post study work visa Canada.

With a PGWP in Canada, applicants will have the opportunity to stay back up to 3 years and further extend it to permanent residency status. The world-class quality of education that Canada offers paves the way for good jobs, better pay and a higher standard of living. So, if you are a graduate from a Canadian institution and planning to apply for a work permit after study in Canada then this blog will help you with all the information you need to get started.


These are  options for PGWP holders to remain in Canada after their permit expires:

  1. Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)
  2.  Labour Market Impact Assessment
  3. Express Entry
  4. Quebec immigration
  5. Atlantic Immigration Pilot
  6. Family sponsorship

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs)

One option for getting permanent residence is to have Provincial Nominee Program ( PNP). The  PNP offers a pathway for permanent residency to international graduates, skilled and semi-skilled workers, and their family members.

International Experience Canada

 Work permit

Most work permits require employers to go through the lengthy and costly process of obtaining a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Canada’s International Mobility Program (IMP) enables Canadian employers to hire temporary foreign workers(TFW) without any need for an LMIA.

Express Entry 

Express Entry is an initial immigration pathway to Canadian PR, and it acts on a points-based system that considers human capital factors. Work experience in Canada gives those who practice this route valuable additional points towards their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), tendering them more competitive than other potential candidates in the pool.

Quebec immigration

Quebec has its own immigration system. To immigrate to Quebec, there is a requirement of a Quebec Selection Certificate (CSQ), which supports your immigration application to the federal government.

Applicant may be eligible for the Quebec Experience Program (PEQ) if applicant can speak in French. This is a popular option for Quebec PGWP holders.

Atlantic Immigration Pilot

The Atlantic Immigration Program is a federal immigration program that helps employers recruit skilled foreign workers and international graduates to meet labour needs. This program may allow PGWP holders to remain in Canada before their permit expires.

Family sponsorship

Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, age 18 or over, can sponsor certain family members to become Canadian permanent residents. If a person become a permanent resident, he can live, study and work in Canada.

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