At NIC Immigration, we understand that international students who have completed their studies in Canada may wish to stay and gain valuable Canadian work experience. The Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) program is an excellent opportunity for eligible international graduates to gain Canadian work experience and potentially qualify for permanent residence in Canada through other immigration programs.
To be eligible for the PGWP program, international students must have completed a full-time program of study at a designated Canadian post-secondary institution for at least eight months. The program of study must have led to a degree, diploma, or certificate, and the Canadian government must recognize the institution.
At NIC Immigration, we can assist international students in determining their eligibility for the PGWP program and guide them through the application process. We can also provide advice and guidance on how to meet the eligibility criteria, increase the chances of a successful application, and provide post-landing services to help individuals settle in Canada.
Our team of experienced immigration professionals is dedicated to providing our clients personalized service and support throughout the PGWP application process. We are committed to helping international students achieve their immigration and career goals in Canada.
There are several types of work permit programs in Canada, including:
Employer-Specific Work Permit: This program provides a pathway for individuals with job offers from Canadian employers to live and work in Canada. To receive approval, the employer must complete an LMIA demonstrating that no qualified Canadians or permanent residents are available for this position.
Open Work Permit: This program offers a chance for individuals who do not have the opportunity to work legally in Canada through conventional means, such as those without a job offer and LMIA process eligibility. It provides an open invitation, extending application possibilities to spouses/common-law partners of Canadian citizens or permanent residents, some international students studying abroad, and individuals with applications pending Permanent Residence status.
International Experience Canada (IEC): Are you aged between 18-35 and seeking a life-changing experience abroad? Then the International Experience Canada program could be your perfect opportunity! Under this initiative, eligible individuals from certain countries can travel and work in Canada for up to two years. Three categories of participation exist: Working Holiday, Young Professionals, or International Coop – all designed with different needs and interests in mind.
Global Talent Stream: Canadian employers can gain an advantage in their global competition with this exclusive program. It allows them access to highly skilled foreign workers, allowing businesses of all sizes to increase their operations within Canada and expand abroad.
Intra-Company Transfer: This program offers a unique opportunity for transferring employees between foreign branches and subsidiaries for businesses wishing to bridge the international gap. It is tailored toward optimizing knowledge and expertise exchanges across borders - opening up limitless possibilities for collaborations worldwide.
Provincial Nominee Programs: Canada boasts various individualized immigration programs, each tailored to address the specific labour market needs of its respective province or territory. These initiatives are designed to help foreign workers easily obtain work permits and support Canada's ever-evolving economy.
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