To support Canadian International students across the globe who have been impacted by the pandemic, new measures have been announced by Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to ensure that international students will not miss out on opportunities after they graduate due to the pandemic.
This measure will allow students to count online learning completed abroad towards the length of a PGWP. Typically this is calculated based on the length of studies within Canada. In addition, International Students are now allowed to complete their entire program online from the comfort of their homes abroad and still qualify for a PGWP which stands for Post-Graduation Work Permit.
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To qualify for the new measures, international students must:
1. be enrolled in a PGWP-eligible program
2. began, or will begin, a program in any semester from spring 2020 to fall 2021, or whose program was already in progress in March 2020
3. have a study permit or approval for a study permit, or applied for a study permit prior to starting their program and are eventually approved
4. meet all other PGWP criteria
“Canada wants international students and graduates not just to study here but to stay here”, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino. In 2019, more than 58,000 graduates successfully applied to immigrate permanently in Canada.
Canada is showing full support for International Students and there is no better time to start your Canadian Journey as a student than today. Click the button below to find out if you are eligible.
International students are one of the biggest contributors to Canada’s economic growth, contributing more than $21 billion annually to the Canadian economy by supporting jobs through tuition and expenditures. This is why Canada is giving back to them by ensuring they do not miss out on opportunities after they graduate due to the pandemic, loosening eligibility requirements for the Post-Graduation Work Permit as an example.