IRCC’s new measures on post-graduation work permit eligibility
The government of Canada recently announced changes to ensure international students can continue to study online in their home countries until Dec 31, 2021 – extended from the initial April 30, 2021 deadline.
You can complete 100% of your studies online from outside Canada. All your time studying online outside Canada between spring 2020 and December 31, 2021, counts toward the length of a PGWP. This applies even if you’re completing 2 study programs.
If you’re completing 2 study programs, you can finish 100% of your studies online if the programs were ongoing or started between March 2020 and fall 2021, and
- both study programs are from an eligible DLI and are completed within 2 years
- each program meets all PGWP eligibility requirements and is at least 8 months long