Program delivery update: Post-graduation work permit length for 2 combined programs

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

April 5, 2019

The instructions have been updated to clarify the validity for a post-graduate work permit issued to a student who completed more than one program at an eligible institution within 2 years.

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If the combined length is more than 2 years (or 1,800 hours for diploma of vocational studies [DVS] and attestation of vocational specialization [AVS] programs in Quebec), the work permit may be valid for up to 3 years.

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If the combined length of the programs is 2 years or longer (or 1,800 hours or longer for DVS and AVS programs in Quebec), the work permit may be valid for up to 3 years.

Updated instructions

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