PGWPP Eligibility Update
From the Government of Canada


Earlier today, the Government of Canada made an announcement that positively impacts international students and Canadian post-secondary institutions.

Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP) eligibility WILL NOT BE impacted if a student’s Fall 2020 courses need to be held online due to COVID-19.

This announcement aligns with guidance previously provided to students that are currently studying in Canada and those with a Spring or Summer 2020 start date. In these situations, students studying at a designated learning institution (DLI) will be able to:

  • Start their classes online from outside of Canada
  • Complete up to 50% of their program online if they are unable to travel to Canada sooner

Additionally, students will not have time deducted from the length of a future PGWP for studies completed outside of Canada up to December 31, 2020.