Post-Graduation Work Permit

This is the simplest and quickest way to get an open work permit in Canada after finishing your studies at a designated learning institution in Canada.

Did you graduate from a Canadian college or university, looking to work now?

International students who complete an eligible Canadian post-secondary program can apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP), which enables them to work for any employer in Canada. By gaining Canadian work experience, students may apply for permanent residence later on.

We recommend students to start preparing documents for PGWP as soon as, or even before they completed their studies in Canada. It may take up to 6 months for the Canadian government to approve the PGWP and students can only apply for PGWP within 180 days of graduation.

You may be eligible if you:

  • Hold valid temporary status OR have left Canada

  • Graduated from an eligible designated learning institution (DLI) that is at least 8 months long resulting in a degree, diploma or certificate. 

  • Maintained full-time student status in Canada during each academic year 

  • Received a transcript and an official letter from an eligible DLI which confirms you have completed the program

How Long Will my PGWP Last?

Length of Study Program

Length of PGWPP

Less than 8 months 

Not eligible 

More than 8 months, less than 2 years

Same length of the study program. For example if your program was 9 months, the PGWP may be 9 months

More than 2 years 

3 years 

More than one completed program from an eligible DLI within 2 years

May be able to get PGWP that adds the length of each program. Each of the programs you completed must be PGWP eligible and at least 8 months in length 

You can not get a PGWP if you already had one after completing an earlier study program.

Services provided by SuperVisas and its Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs): 

  • assess your qualifications for the PGWP Program.

  • provide you with a checklist of information and documents required in support of your application.

  • guide you through the process of obtaining required documents such as medical and security clearances.

  • complete the application forms to ensure that they best show your qualifications.

  • review your application package including application forms, supporting documents and Canadian Government processing fees.

  • guide, provide editing comments with regard to your application.

  • submit your complete application package to the Canadian government.

  • communicate any government requests to you and assist you in responding to any government requests.

  • communicate the result of your application from the government.

+ Government Fees
  • Quick and easy online application
  • Lower cost than traditional lawyers
  • Peace of mind of expert review
  • $1 million in application insurance
  • Secure document storage

How It Works

  • 1
    Create An Account

    Create an account and either check your eligibility, or pick an application to start. We start by asking questions specific to the visa to ensure your eligibility. This can be quick and simple, such as for visitor visas, or may require entering multiple questionnaires. If you have any questions, there are no fees to contact our immigration experts by email, WeChat, WhatsApp or by booking a call.

  • 2
    Confirmation Before Payment

    Our immigration consultants will check your answers and double-check your profile to confirm you meet the minimum requirements of a program. Only if you are eligible will we move you to the payment stage. At this time you must pay the SuperVisas fee. We are transparent in our process and pricing, and clearly list all the fees and processing times for your visa. We use Stripe for credit or debit card payment processing, which is secure and encrypted. Government fees are paid later when the completed application is submitted and once we can correctly calculate the various government fees due. It can be complicated, but we guide you through the process.

  • 3
    Complete Your Application Online

    Now, you can finish your application. There will be some "tasks", or many, for you to complete depending on your visa, such as entering your education achievements, employment history and/or dependent information. This can take time and will require answering more questionnaires and uploading of documents. Our system ensures everything necessary is gathered depending on your specific situation - preventing errors and omissions - while at the same time saving you money. Our immigration experts prepare your application so that your case is best presented to the visa officers. After a final review by you, and by our experts, your application will be submitted! You will have peace of mind that only comes with a complete and accurate application.

  • 4
    Approval and Renewals

    We will notify you when your visa is approved! We securely store your immigration documents for 7 years and will provide you alerts well before any expiry dates. Renewing visas or taking the next step down the immigration pathway toward citizenship is easy when all your immigration history is in one place. We also understand that moving to a new country can be difficult and hard to navigate. If needed, we will provide guides and referrals to our affiliate partners to help.

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Experienced Experts
Our U.S. and Canadian immigration experts have on average 8+ years of experience in the industry. We are regulated by the CICC in Canada.
Step-by-Step Guidance
Our easy-to-use platform guides you on what questions must be answered and which documents must be uploaded.
Timely Response
We know quick turnaround time is important. You can choose your communication preference - chat, email, WeChat, WhatsApp and/or book a call.
Required Documents

You’ll need the following documents if you decide to apply to this visa.

  • Digital Photo
  • Passport
Optional Documents

You might need the following documents based on your situation, or to enhance your application approval.