How to get an open work permit for some current and former post-graduation work permit holders

You may be eligible to get a one-time new open work permit that allows you to work in Canada for up to 18 months if your post‑graduation work permit (PGWP) has expired or will expire between September 20, 2021, and December 31, 2023.

To find out how to get your work permit, answer a few questions.

How to opt in to a simplified process to get a post-graduation work permit

If you don’t opt in before your work permit expires or you’re not eligible to opt in, you must apply for a work permit.

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