International students who have completed their studies at a Canadian Designated Learning Institution (DLI) are eligible to apply for Post-Graduation Work Permits (PGWPs). Open work permits, or PGWPs, allow foreign people to work in Canada for any company, wherever they choose.
For a foreign national to be eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP), they need to be at least eight months of full-time study in Canada and be at least eighteen years old. One of the following programme types must have been completed in a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) as part of the study programme. Additionally, a foreign national has 180 days from the end of their academic programme to apply for a work permit. An applicant must have valid status at the time of application if they are applying from within Canada. Before applying for the PGWP, they may apply for guest status if their study permit has expired or is about to expire. On the other hand, candidates who apply for a PGWP before their study permit expires can start working full-time right away while their application is being processed. Applicants from abroad are eligible to apply for a PGWP.
Yes, you can travel outside Canada with a post-graduate work permit, as long as it is still valid and you have a valid passport and visa (if required) to re-enter Canada. You should also carry proof of your ties to Canada, such as your job offer or contract, pay stubs, bank statements or tax returns.
Yes, you can change employers or jobs with a post-graduate work permit, as it is an open work permit that allows you to work for any employer in any location in Canada. However, you should make sure that your new job meets the requirements for skilled Canadian work experience if you want to apply for permanent residence under programs like Canadian Experience Class or Federal Skilled Worker Program.
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