Canada Announces Extension of Post-Graduation Work Permit

Canada's post-graduate work permits extension for up to 18 months in order to retain highly skilled workers.

Canada is a popular destination for international students, and the country is working hard to retain highly skilled graduates from Canadian institutions. The Canadian government has approved an extension of up to 18 months for foreign nationals whose PGWP has already expired in 2023, as well as those who were eligible for the 2022 PGWP facilitative measure.

The PGWP program gives overseas students who have finished their studies in Canada the opportunity to get meaningful work experience in their field of study for up to three years. This extension will allow qualified persons to get job experience and contribute to the Canadian economy for an extra 18 months.

Both overseas graduates and Canadian businesses will profit from this effort. International graduates will have additional time to gather Canadian job experience, which will boost their prospects of acquiring permanent residency in Canada. It will also provide them with the chance to contribute to the Canadian workforce, learn new skills, and network with Canadian companies.

This extension will also assist Canadian employers. Companies will have access to a greater pool of highly qualified and experienced individuals, which will help them fill labour shortages and contribute to their development and success.


This extension will also reduce the costs associated with hiring and training new employees, as international graduates are already familiar with the Canadian work culture and have gained valuable work experience during their studies.

The Canadian government’s decision to the extention of post graduate work permit  PGWP program for up to 18 months demonstrates their commitment to attracting and retaining high-skilled talent in Canada. This initiative will help Canada to maintain its position as a leading destination for international students and support its economic growth and development.

If you are an international graduate who has already completed your studies in Canada, or are planning to study in Canada in the future, the PGWP program is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable work experience and contribute to the Canadian economy. With this extension, you now have more time to gain Canadian work experience and increase your chances of obtaining permanent residency in Canada.