IRCC ends flagpoling services for PGWP applicants

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2024 20:00:54 +0000

As of June 21, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that foreign nationals are no longer able to apply for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP) at their Canadian port of entry (POE). This change is effective immediately. Immigration Minister Marc Miller says this measure will reduce “flagpoling” and allow border officers more time […]

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BREAKING: IRCC ends flagpoling services for PGWP applicants

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2024 20:00:54 +0000

As of June 21, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that foreign nationals are no longer able to apply for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP) at their Canadian port of entry (POE). This change is effective immediately. Immigration Minister Marc Miller says this measure will reduce “flagpoling” and allow border officers more time […]

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BREAKING: IRCC ends flagpoling services for PGWP holders

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2024 20:00:54 +0000

As of June 21, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that foreign nationals are no longer able to apply for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP) at their Canadian port of entry (POE). This change is effective immediately. Immigration Minister Marc Miller says this measure will reduce “flagpoling” and allow border officers more time […]

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Canada’s immigration system proposes changes to the PGWP

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2024 18:45:47 +0000

Federal and provincial immigration officials are in discussions to make significant changes to Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) eligibility. The PGWP is an open work permit, available to international students who have completed an eligible program of study at a Designated Learning Institution (DLI). According to notes from the IRCC Deputy Minister Transition Binder 2024, […]

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Staying in Canada after graduation: What are your options as an international student?

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 30 May 2024 12:00:40 +0000

Many international students finishing their post-secondary academic programs want to stay in Canada after graduation to live, work and eventually become permanent residents. There are a few options for ways to stay in Canada once school is finished. The most popular option is to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP). A PGWP is an […]

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IRCC approves Manitoba’s request to extend work permits for some PNP candidates

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Wed, 08 May 2024 18:19:10 +0000

Canada’s Immigration Minister, Marc Miller, has approved a request by the government of Manitoba to extend temporary resident status for some nominees identified in the province’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) says the nominees all have work permits that are set to expire in 2024 and are mainly Post Graduation […]

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Getting PR after graduating from a master’s or PhD program as an international student

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2024 13:00:38 +0000

It may now be easier for students who come to Canada for a master’s or Ph.D. program to obtain permanent residence (PR). On February 15, 2024, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) enacted a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) policy that was first announced on January 22 as one of many changes coming to Canada’s international […]

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IRCC updates eligibility requirements for Spousal Open Work Permits

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2024 14:56:45 +0000

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has released more details surrounding changes to eligibility for Spousal Open Work Permits (SOWP). On January 22, 2024, the department introduced several changes to Canada’s international student program. Among them, IRCC said that the spouses of international students in undergraduate and college programs will no longer be eligible for […]

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BREAKING: IRCC updates eligibility requirements for Spousal Open Work Permits

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2024 14:56:45 +0000

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has released more details surrounding changes to eligibility for Spousal Open Work Permits (SOWP). On January 22, 2024, the department introduced several changes to Canada’s international student program. Among them, IRCC said that the spouses of international students in undergraduate and college programs will no longer be eligible for […]

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Will I need to submit a provincial attestation letter as part of my Canadian study permit application?

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2024 12:00:17 +0000

A recent notice published by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has clarified exactly who is required to submit a provincial attestation letter (PAL) when they apply for a Canadian study permit. In late January this year, the federal government announced that most new post-secondary international students at the college or undergraduate level would now […]

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