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Canada Allows Post-Graduate Work Permit 18-Month Extensions

Former foreign students, whose post-graduation work permit expired or will expire from September 20, 2021, to December 31, 2022, will have the opportunity to work in Canada for an additional 18 months by either extending their work permit or applying for a new one.
Those currently in Canada will also be allowed to work in the interim period while their permit is being extended or a new one is being issued. This is a time limited government application with strict processes and guidelines depending on the foreign national’s status and location. It will allow workers’ to reinstate status and/or to renew their current work permit.
This program is welcomed relief from the delays and processing issues that occurred during the pandemic, however, it has been widely criticized for the four-month roll-out delay since the original announcement.