Studies completed online from outside Canada will count towards PGWP eligibility

International students who are enrolled in a PGWP-eligible program, and meet all other PGWP criteria, can complete one part or even their entire program online from outside of Canada and still be eligible for a PGWP.

Away from all the negativity and bad memories of 2020, all we now need is some good news and positivity to make newer beginnings in 2021, so today we bring you very good news relating to studying in Canada.

The Government of Canada has announced that studies completed outside Canada until December 31, 2021 will count towards a future Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP). For our students who have already begun their (online) studies outside of Canada, or those about to start, this new and extended measure reassures that your PGWP will not be in jeopardy due to complications caused by the pandemic.

The new measure applies to all international students who

  • are enrolled in a PGWP-eligible program
  • began, or will begin, a program in any semester from spring 2020 to fall 2021, or whose program was already in progress in March 2020
  • have a study permit or approval for a study permit, or applied for a study permit prior to starting their program and are eventually approved
  • meet all other PGWP criteria

Please see the official news release here:

Niagara College, ILAC College, Sheridan College, Yorkwille University and many other higher education partners of PRODIREKT are on the Government of Canada’s approved list of Designated learning institutions reopening to international students. Our long academic advising experience and expertise when it come to education in Canada and the US will make your program enrolment and visa application process worry-free. More than 90 percent of all students placed by our global staff are confirmed. Need some guidance? Connect with our team here!

We also recommend to check here regularly about any special promotions the PRODIREKT Group has for students coming from the emerging markets.

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