1. The Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) Program allows students who have graduated from eligible Canadian designated learning institutions (DLIs) to obtain an open work permit to gain valuable Canadian work experience. Skilled Canadian work experience in Training, Education, Experience and Responsibilities (TEER) categories 0, 1, 2 or 3 that is gained through the PGWP Program helps graduates qualify for permanent residence in Canada through the Canadian experience class within Express Entry.
2. Associate of Arts Degree students who are studying full–time are eligible to work up to 40 hours per week. Upon completion of the degree, full–time students are eligible to apply for a Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP). After completing the first year of full–time work, graduates are eligible to apply for permanent residency.
If you are eligible to apply for permanent residency before your PGWP expires, you may also be eligible to apply for a bridging open work permit. This permit will allow you to work while waiting for the finalization of your permanent residency application.