Canada extends online study eligibility period for PGWP applicants

International students can now use online study taken until August 31, 2022 toward their PGWP eligibility.

Online study is not normally eligible for the Post – Graduation Work Permit (PGWP), but that has changed since the pandemic.

International students can now do 100% of their studies online from outside Canada, and still get a PGWP once the program is complete. Canada has extended the period that international students can study online until August 31, 2022, up from December 31, 2021. The measure was originally implemented in 2020, as part of a coronavirus-related measure to allow international students affected by the pandemic to still be eligible for the PGWP.