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IRCC Study Permit Refusal and Subsequent Approval

Given the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on international students and the post-secondary sector, IRCC has made temporary policy changes to the post-graduation work permit (PGWP) program.

Accordingly, in cases where a study permit application is submitted before a program starts but is refused, if a subsequent study permit application is received before the end of the program and is eventually approved, the studies undertaken after the first study permit application was received by the department count towards the length of the PGWP. To read further Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP): COVID-19 program delivery.