Canada plans to support international students that wish to study in any of the universities in the country.
The world is gradually recovering from the devastating effect caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the outbreak of corona virus, the normality of immigration procedures in every country has had major changes and updates.
All international travels were initially suspended for immigrants and citizens in various countries including Canada.
This was a positive move to cut the spread of the coronavirus, and the severe impact on the lives of citizens. This meant that returning international students, or international students who were currently in Canada could not come into Canada or travel out to their home countries.
The New Changes and Support for International Students
International students who have their study permit but could not make the trip before the lockdown or COVID-19 pandemic outbreak can now begin their studies online and this time will also be counted towards the Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP).
Before the COVID-19 outbreak, students who took online classes from their country were not eligible for the Post-Graduate work permit as it was not considered valid time in Canada.
However, with the recent turn of events, IRCC made a series of announcements over the past months to allow online learning to count towards PGWP eligibility.
Those who are still in the process of obtaining their study permit but have not yet provided some of the requested documents such as biometrics data, medical examination reports, and others, will still be considered for a study permit.
Who is this Post Graduate Work Permit for?
In recent times, Canada has come to value the contribution international students add to the country’s economy. And in a bid to retain students who studied and graduated in the country, the Canadian government introduced the Post Graduate Work Permit.
International students after graduation have the option to remain in Canada and work with a Post Graduate Work Permit.
Are International Students in Canada Eligible for this?
International students who remained in Canada, or those who could not travel for some reasons may also continue their classes online and the time spent will also be considered towards the Post-Graduate Work Permit.
In a nutshell, the international students in Canada are also eligible for this support from the Canadian government.
So, for those whose classes were canceled completely with no online classes option in place will still be considered for the Post-Graduate Work Permit.