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Posted on August 27 2022

Canada relaxes work visa rules for international students amid visa delays

By Editor
Updated May 10 2023


  • Students who have enrolled for online study or otherwise have already submitted a study permit application before august 31st can continue their studies without affecting their Post Graduate Worker Program (PGWP) eligibility.
  • The study time that has been finished online after 1st September, will be subtracted from the length of the PGWP irrespective of the day the student starts their studies.

Visa delays for international students

 Global students that are choosing to study online, or international students who have already applied for the application of study permit before 31st August, are allowed to proceed without even affecting the PGWP eligibility.

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The time of study that has been completed online beginning from 1st September will be reduced from the length of their post-graduation work permit (PGWP), irrespective of when the student started their studies.

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The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have already started a transition period for foreign students to pursue their students online, along with offering a PGWP as the new academic year is about to begin.

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By consulting different education shareholders, and territories’, measures of remote learning, the date has been extended to 31st August. A general advisory statement has been released and sent to the students suggesting that the students need to pick their way to Canada without having any other complications.

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The extension for the temporary remote learning measures may influence those who begin the programs from September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2023. Especially these measures will apply:

  • It is difficult to earn at least 50% of the credits that can be completed outside Canada to stay qualified for a PGWP.
  • Students who have studied and finished their studies online from outside Canada from September 1, 2023, will be subtracted from the length of the upcoming PGWP.

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With the unusual interest in Canada from students worldwide, the immigration department has set a higher threshold for the immigration process. Due to crises, and older t

The current focus of the Canadian government is set on lessening the existing backlog by providing student permits to the department, for the students who are planning to begin their studies in September, as few applications might not get processed in time for them to reach Canada in time for the fall season.

During the pandemic, measures have been introduced as there was a great impact on travel and few health restrictions for foreign students and the Educational sector in Canada. Students who have been given the permit to complete up to 100% of their program online, without influencing their eligibility for permanent residence. *Do you have a dream to migrate to Canada? Talk to World’s no.1 Y-Axis Canada overseas migration consultant.

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