After you graduate from a designated learning institution (DLI) you may be eligible for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP) if the duration of your program of study is more than 8 months long.
What is the duration of a post-graduation work permit?
What is the duration of a post-graduation employment permit? The duration of your PGWP is determined by the length of your study program.
- If your program was less than 8 months: You aren’t eligible for a PGWP.
- If your program was at least 8 months, but less than 2 years: You may be eligible for a PGWP that’s valid for up to the same length as your study program.
- If your program was 2 years or more: You may be given a PGWP that’s valid for 3 years.
If your passport expires before your PGWP
Make sure your passport is valid for the entire length of time you should be eligible. If your passport expires earlier
- you will only be issued with a PGWP that’s valid until your passport expires
- You will be informed if you need to extend it to get the full validity