How to get an open work permit for some current and former post-graduation work permit holders
You may be eligible for an additional or extended work permit to work in Canada for up to 18 months.
Starting April 6, 2023, some current and former post-graduation work permit (PGWP) holders will be able to:
- opt in to a simplified process to extend their work permit, or
- apply to extend their work permit, or
- apply to restore their status and get a new work permit
If you’re eligible to opt in for the simplified process, we will email you to tell you. Check your email, including your junk folder, for messages from an email address that ends in @cic.gc.ca or @notifications.canada.ca.
If you’re not eligible to opt in, you can still apply for a work permit. This page will be updated on April 6 with instructions on how to get your work permit.
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