Canada has announced that international students who complete 100% of their study program online will be eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) after completing their studies.
What is a Post-Graduation Work Permit?
A PGWP is an open work permit for international students enrolled in a study program that lasts more than 6 months. It allows international graduates to work for any employer and in any location in Canada for up to 3 years compared to a closed work permit.
This allows international graduates to gain Canadian work experience which is an important eligibility requirement for many federal and provincial immigration programs.
International graduates with Canadian work experience can apply for permanent residence through several programs including Express Entry, the Quebec Experience Program, and the Provincial Nominee Program, which is offered by each province or territory with the exception of Nunavut and Quebec.