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Guelph, ON – International students studying in Canada, or those who have completed their studies and are working on post-graduate work permits, received great news this week from Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

The government announced that starting on January 27, 2021, international students will receive an additional 18 months on their post-graduate work permits.

This is excellent news for a variety of reasons – it will allow many international students more time to accumulate relevant work experience to qualify for Express Entry or Provincial Nominee programs, or the Atlantic or Rural Pilot programs. Combined with the news from IRCC late last year that they intend to increase the number of permanent residents each year at 400,000 starting in 2021 this new ensures that students coming to Canada have a true pathway towards permanent residence.

For assistance applying for a Post Graduate Work Permit, call (226) 455-0015