Canada: Post Graduation Work Permit Eligibility Requirements

Key Points  

  • Canada will introduce new eligibility criteria and rules for the granting of post-graduation work permits  


The government of Canada will introduce changes to the eligibility criteria for post-graduation work permit programs. The changes are as follows: 

  • Beginning 1 September 2024, all international students who begin a study program as part of a curriculum licensing arrangement will no longer be eligible for a post-graduate work permit after graduating.  
  • Graduates in master’s programs and other short graduate-level programs will be eligible to apply for a three-year work permit upon completing their degree.  
    • Currently, the length of a post­graduation work permit is based solely on the length of an individual’s study program. 

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Canada’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information. 

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