Program delivery update: Two-stage assessment process for study permit applications, post-graduation work permit eligibility

July 28, 2020

New instructions are available to assist officers in the 2-stage assessment process for study permit applications. This new process will allow applicants to receive a notification from IRCC once they have passed the first stage of the eligibility assessment but before they give their biometrics. Applicants who have submitted their biometrics and have not completed their immigration medical examination or provided a police certificate will also benefit from this process.

New instructions are also available to assist officers with post-graduation work permit eligibility. This includes updates on post-graduation work permit requirements and distance learning outside of Canada and new information on programs of study 6 months or less in duration for students already in Canada.

New instructions (available internally only)

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