Program delivery update – September 30, 2016

Update to the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program instructions


The Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) instructions have been updated to provide the following:

  • clarification of the types of degrees that make an applicant eligible for the PGWPP if the degree is earned at a Canadian private institution authorized by provincial statute to confer degrees;
  • guidelines for officers in their assessment of an applicant’s post-graduation work permit eligibility when the applicant has taken distance or online learning in Canada at a designated learning institution (DLI);
  • clarification of the recognition of transferred credits earned in a program of study at a DLI that are accepted toward completing a subsequent program of study at another DLI or at the same DLI;
  • clarification of the validity of post-graduation work permits that may be issued;
  • removal of apprenticeship programs from the list of ineligible programs;
  • in the English version, correction of an error in the list of restrictions from “Canada-Chile Scholars’ Exchange Program” to “Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program”.

Updated instructions

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