Some important new information for international post-secondary students has been released by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
IRCC has announced new measures for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program for international students who are currently studying online from abroad:
IRCC Web notice: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/notices/pgwp-eligibility-measures.html
The announcement includes the following three new measures:
- Students may now study online from abroad until April 30, 2021,with no time deducted from the length of a future post-graduation work permit, provided 50% of their program of study is eventually completed in Canada.
- Students who have enrolled in a program that is between 8 and 12 months in length, with a start date from May to September 2020, will be able to complete their entire program online from abroad and still be eligible for a post-graduation work permit.
- Students who have enrolled in a program with a start date from May to September 2020 and study online up to April 30, 2021, and who graduate from more than one eligible program of study, may be able to combine the length of their programs of study when they apply for a post-graduation work permit in the future, as long as 50% of their total studies are completed in Canada.
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