Preparing to Graduate? Get Informed about Graduation Audit, PGWP and Work Hours
Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) is an important topic for international students at RRC Polytech. Post-Graduation Work Permit: International Education at RRC Polytech includes detailed instructions on eligibility, application procedures, and even samples of questionnaires and immigration forms. We highly recommend reviewing the instructions thoroughly to ensure that you don’t miss any important information.
If you prefer a more visual approach, we’ve got you covered. Check out this step-by-step recording on preparing your PGWP application. Please note that a log-in is required.
We would like to remind you of the importance of applying to graduate before your program concludes. After your program ends, it typically takes approximately 3 to 4 weeks to complete the graduation audit process. Once your graduation status has been updated, you will receive a Confirmation of Completion letter via email. It is crucial to note that certain college services, such as access to marks, issuance of diplomas/certificates, and completion letters, will be withheld until all financial obligations to the College have been fully settled.
While waiting for the Confirmation of Completion, international students can work off-campus for no more than 20 hours per week by meeting specific conditions outlined on the Work off campus as an international student – Canada.ca page. When you receive the Confirmation of Completion Letter, you must stop working. However, you can begin working full-time while maintaining your valid student status as long as you’ve successfully submitted a Post-Graduation Work Permit application to IRCC.
Please ensure that you fulfill all necessary requirements and obligations to smoothly transition into your post-graduation plans. Make sure to review all the resources available to you, if you have any questions or need further clarification, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
*DISCLAIMER: Immigration-related regulations tend to change without notice; please always refer to IRCC and Post-Graduation Work Permit Program – [R205(c) – C43] – International Mobility Program – Canada.ca for the most recent updates.