You may be eligible to apply for a post-graduation work permit if you want to work after completing your studies in Canada. Please see the eligibility requirements.

You must apply within 90 days from the date your written confirmation of completion is issued by the College. You must have a valid study permit at the time of application.

Application fee:

$100 (Open Work Permit Holder fee) + $155 (Work Permit Processing fee) = $255

As you seek employment, some employers may not be familiar with the requirements when hiring an international student. We have prepared an Information for Employers letter that you can provide to prospective employers.

Online Application

Complete the graduation process

Apply for graduation as soon as you complete the program – Application to Graduate

Final transcript: You should receive one hard copy for free at your convocation. If you are not planning to attend the convocation, we will mail it to you after the convocation. The official transcript ($28.35) can be purchased before the convocation date at the Student Service Centre. It may be available 4-8 weeks after your program completion date. Please check your WebAdvisor account to confirm your graduation status before purchasing an official transcript.

Confirmation of completion: You should receive the digital copy through email 4-8 weeks after your program completion date. (Free of charge)

Information of Student Service Center

Notre Dame Campus
D101-2055 Notre Dame Ave
Phone: 204.632.2327
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00am – 3:45pm

Exchange District Campus
P104-160 Princess St.
Phone: 204.632.2327
Hours: Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:30pm
Friday: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Verify your graduation status

Follow these instructions to verify your graduation status.

Create a MyCIC account

Create a MyCIC account and create the Post Graduate Work Permit application.

Answer PGWP online questionnaires

Answer Post Graduate Work Permit Online Questionnaire.

Generate document checklist

The document checklist will be generated after you complete the PGWP online questionnaires.

Click on the link for a sample document checklist.

Use this form to upload your application and supporting documents.

Fill out the Application to Change Conditions, Extend My Stay or Remain in Canada as a Worker

Visit the Government of Canada website and fill out the Application to Change Conditions, Extend my Stay or Remain in Canada as a Worker [IMM5710].

How to download and open a form from IRCC.

See the IMM5710 sample.

Prepare supporting documents

Prepare the following supporting documents to include with your application:

  •  Copies of passport pages clearly showing each of the following and upload as a PDF:
    • Page with passport number, dates of issue and expiry, name, date of birth
    • Any pages with marks or notations
  • A copy of your study permit (must be valid)
  • The final transcript and/or the confirmation of completion

Submit the application

Submit the application and pay the application fee of $255.

Paper Application

Application to Apply for a Work Permit – Student Guide →

Complete the graduation process

Apply for graduation as soon as you complete the program – Application to Graduate

Final transcript: You should receive one hard copy for free at your convocation. If you are not planning to attend the convocation, we will mail it to you after the convocation. The official transcript ($28.35) can be purchased before the convocation date at the Student Service Centre. It may be available 4-8 weeks after your program completion date. Please check your WebAdvisor account to confirm your graduation status before purchasing an official transcript.

Confirmation of completion: You should receive the digital copy through email 4-8 weeks after your program completion date. (Free of charge)

Information of Student Service Center

Notre Dame Campus
D101-2055 Notre Dame Ave
Phone: 204.632.2327
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00am – 3:45pm

Exchange District Campus
P104-160 Princess St.
Phone: 204.632.2327
Hours: Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:30pm
Friday: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Verify your graduation status

Follow these instructions to verify your graduation status.

Fill out the Application to Change Conditions, Extend My Stay or Remain in Canada as a Worker

Visit the Government of Canada website and fill out the Application to Change Conditions, Extend my Stay or Remain in Canada as a Worker [IMM5710].

How to download and open a form from IRCC.

See the IMM5710 sample.

Complete the Document Checklist

Complete and print out the document checklist [IMM5583].

Prepare copies of supporting documents

Prepare the following supporting documents to include with your application:

  •  Copies of passport pages clearly showing each of the following and upload as a PDF:
    • Page with passport number, dates of issue and expiry, name, date of birth
    • Any pages with marks or notations
  • A copy of your study permit (must be valid)
  • The final transcript and/or the confirmation of completion

Pay the fees

Pay the fees ($255) and include the proof of payment in the package.

Mail the completed application package

Send the completed application package to:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada – Work Permit
CPC-Vegreville
6212 – 55th Avenue, Unit 555
Vegreville, AB
T9C 1X6

For more information, see the Government of Canada guide:

Disclaimer: This document was prepared by a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) in compliance with the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. This is not a legal document. Immigration laws and procedures change frequently, and so the requirements and procedure may have changed since this document was prepared. Please always refer to Immigration and citizenship website for the most up-to-date information, or contact Red River College Immigration and Student Advisor at international@rrc.ca.