On December 7, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) made several announcements regarding Canada’s international student program.
Among them, the department has confirmed that it will not be offering any additional extensions to Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) holders.
IRCC has offered PGWP work permit extensions three times over recent years. It introduced the measure following labour market disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and during post-pandemic recovery. It allowed PGWP holders to continue working in Canada while IRCC was experiencing processing delays and had paused Express Entry draws.