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PGWP: A new path for international students to obtain Canada PR

International Students who have done graduation from eligible Canadian DLIs (Designated Learning Institutions) use their Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) to extend their stay in Canada.

According to the statistics, an increment of 528% has been seen in the number of PGWP holders between the years 2008 & 2018.

Why have more international students seeking for PGWPs?

Canada is having 807,000 international students holding valid study permits across the country.

There are two main reasons for rising numbers in PGWP holders:

  • PGWP allows the international students to work & earn in the country
  • PGWP is the valuable source for obtaining PR status in the country
Median earnings of PGWP holders during the years 2008-18
YearMedian earnings for valid PGWP holders with positive T4 earnings
2008  $14,500
2018  $26,800B
Alberta had the highest PGWP earnings in the year 2018 that is $32000.
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PGWP has allowed more international students to become permanent residents

The PGWP is the way for the international students to work in the country after completing their graduation. This work permit lets the holders to work with any of the Canadian employers for a period of maximum three years.

Shote Note: The tenure of work permit depends on the length of the post-secondary program from which the permit applicant graduated.

According to Statistics Canada’s data, “almost three-quarters of all PGWP holders became permanent residents within five years of having obtained their PGWP”.

These numbers may vary among the PGWP holders who obtained the different educational credentials. An increasing number of Canadian international students have been using the PGWPP to help them for converting their educational career to Permanent Resident in the country.

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