Applicants must apply for a post-graduation work permit (PGWP) within 180 days of obtaining written confirmation, such as an official letter or transcript, from the designated learning institution (DLI) indicating that they have met the requirements for completing their program of study. A. A_Smile Full Member. 1 of 754 Go to page. It was the leading stream of work permits (35%) obtained under the International Mobility Program in 2020. If these conditions don’t apply to you, you must wait unt… A friend applied in the beginning of October and he said it took him 3 weeks to get approved. Where can I find out the status of my citizenship application and the processing time? For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Due to the impacts of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), we can’t. I applied for pgwp at the end of February online (inside Canada). Your processing time may also be affected if more people apply to immigrate to Canada than we can bring in each year. I still have around 2 months of my study permit left so technically if I stayed I would've been allowed to start working while my application for PGWP was being processed. The website is constantly updated, but it is important to … The PGWP is important because it enables international students to gain Canadian work experience. Processing time and the value of a PGWP According to the Canadian government’s official website, the processing time for the Post Graduation Work Permit is 83 days (information collected in June 2020). Just want to know who is also on the same boat before another hell of a week, Just received a ghost update...hope that means I will hear something soon, Hi there I applied for my post graduate work permit on October 6 and I am vigorously checking my application daily on the cic website as I have to go back home for family purposes. I submitted all requirements as they asked including biometrics. Did you submit a PR card application or solemn declaration? If you’re not sure if this applies to you, ask your employer. Post Graduate Work Permit Processing Time (PGWP) Thread starter A_Smile; Start date Mar 23, 2017 1; 2; 3 … Go to page. After you submit the application for the Post Grad Work Permit, the Government of Canada has to process it. Mar 17, 2017 24 7. NAVNII said: FYI This new addition to PGWP eligiblity application started in march 2020, (do not Know exact date, but soneone posted here in this forum), but if you applied for PGWP on implied status before this rule came in effect, definately your application will be treated under previous guidelines.Thank you Temporary Work Visa - Global Skills Strategy. I applied on May 29th. congrats!! For enquiries, contact us. 754; Next. For example, if you’re currently a visitor in Canada and your spouse or common-law partner is a low-skilled worker, you may need to apply on paper. Nov 17, 2020 #10,818 Bp2 said: Hi all, PGWP applied online : June 9 2020 (inland) Approved : Nov 16 2020 I hope you guys receive it quick . Right now trying to get my case under urgent processing by showing that I work in essential services. Trying to get a sense of how long the total processing time is. IRCC announced the reform during the evening of May 14, 2020. You will not receive a reply. The Global Skills Strategy is another fantastic way to … Reactions: NPreti8195. Learn how processing times are calculated. Learn how processing times are calculated. According to CIC website, … Did you apply from BC? PGWP applied online : June 9 2020 (inland) Approved : Nov 16 2020 I hope you guys receive it quick . Students who enrolled in a program with a start date between May and September 2020 and study online up to April 30, 2021 and who graduate from more than one eligible program may be able to combine the length of their programs of study when they apply for a PGWP, as long as 50 per cent of the studies are completed in Canada. We are committed to processing most complete applications within this time. About government. The Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) is one of the most sought-after work permits in Canada. The TRV usually takes a week from sending the passport to receiving it back using 2-day Xpress post. can’t provide accurate processing times; For guidance on your situation, find out how you’re affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Some people applying for a study permit may have trouble using the online application. Learn how you can track and update your application online . Go. Where does the adopted child or relative live? If you’re trying to apply for a work permit online in one of the below categories, you may have problems getting the right result. See if you’re eligible to study in Canada in fall 2020 . How long is the processing time for the PGWP? If you do, let's share the timeline so that we can be more informed of the processing time. Where did you apply from? You aren’t eligible for a PGWP. Travel and health advice. It can take upwards of 90 days for a PGWP decision to go through. The first reply in June is we would inform all relative departments about my message. Report a problem or mistake on this page. If your program was more than 8 months but less than 2 years. We can’t tell you exactly how long it will take us to process your application. Hello, Are PGWP still being processed? If you have applied through their online system, you will have to wait around 51 days for the PGWP application to be processed. > New two-step process to study in Canada in fall 2020 IRCC has released details on how the new two-step study permit process will work for ... IRCC previously changed the eligibility requirements for the PGWP as designated learning institutions changed their in-class programs to online. IRCC will still process study permit applications, but there may be some processing delays. Processing times will vary based on: Type of application submitted; ... How long your PGWP is valid for depends on the length of your study program. Anyone applied in May still waiting? Applied on June 6 from BC and still waiting too. You can work full-time until we make a decision on your work permit application if you 1. had a valid study permit when you submitted your application 2. completed your study program 3. were eligible to work off campus without a work permitwhile studying and you didn’t work more hours than you were allowed to If these conditions apply to you and you need to prove to an employer that you’re eligible to work, provide them with a copy of all the required documents. 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Each application is different and takes a different amount of time to process. Updated weekly. If you have already applied, when did you apply? unfortunately, CIC Officer refused for my PGWP on NOV 15, 2019 with this reason: Foreign students in Canada are eligible for a work permit for post-graduation employment only if they have continuously studied full time in Canada and have completed a program of study that is at least eight months in duration at a: Use ArriveCAN. Contacted local MP, they have contacted IRCC two times got no specific answer, IRCC just told them to wait. Go. What is a complete application package? Looking at the trends and current processing time , seems like September applicants will be getting pgwp in FEB 2021. New international students will be able to begin their programs at a Canadian DLI online in fall 2020 and complete up to 50 per cent of the program while abroad, and then still be able to obtain the PGWP to work in Canada after completing their studies. Processing times. Hi everyone. Obtaining a PGWP has helped thousands of international graduates gain significant Canadian work experience that led to permanent job offers and a better chance at qualifying for … I have had my May acceptance deferred to September. How can I avoid delays or refusals in processing my application? How long will the adoption process take? Processing times service. If a student’s status changes from full time to part-time due to changes in the programming at their DLI for the winter and summer 2020 semesters, they will still be eligible to apply for a PGWP. Your processing time may also be affected if more people apply to immigrate to Canada than we can bring in each year. How often are the processing times for visa offices updated? Date modified: 2020-11-16. Features. Once you have applied from inside Canada and are waiting to receive your PGWP, you can begin to work full-time only if: a) you hold or held a valid* study permit at the time you applied for your PGWP, and b) you maintained a full-time student status every semester with the exception of your last term *IMPORTANT! If your program was less than 8 months . Last update: Error loading date. Even … Where do your parents or grandparents live? You must log in or register to reply here. Will I need a new Letter of Acceptance? International students must apply for their PGWP before their study permit expires in order to be allowed to work full time. Client Portal +1(514) 937-9445 or Toll-free (Canada & US) +1 (888) 947-9445 COVID-19 information in multiple languages. We are committed to processing most complete applications within this time. In order to work in Canada without a work permit, PGWP applicants must satisfy the following requirements: My PGWP got approved for 3 years yesterday. We may give you a PGWP that’s valid for up to the same length as your study program. We can give you an estimate, based on your application type. However, I'm not sure how long it takes between the application and the approval. Get the Public Health Agency of Canada’s resources in multiple languages . Due to an emergency I had to leave Canada and go back to my home country. Travel advisories, information for returning travellers and travelling abroad, how to stay safe. Nov 10, 2020 #10,721 Hi there I applied for my post graduate work permit on October 6 and I am vigorously checking my application daily on the cic website as I … Next Last. Sent numerous webforms and did calls. JavaScript is disabled. Try again. CanadaVisa.com | 1303 Greene Ave., Suite 200 | Westmount, Montreal, QC, Canada | H3Z 2A7. N. NPreti8195 Star Member. Mar 23, 2017 #1 Hi guys, has anyone applied PGWP recently? Oct 8, 2020 96 9. 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