International students can make the most of an exceptional opportunity presented via the Canadian government after finishing their study in Canada. Graduates from eligible Canadian institutions can apply to attain an open work permit known as Post Graduation Work Permit (PGWP). Know how the PGWP works, what are the requirements, and know all the possible advantages from Calgary Immigration Services.
The Post-Graduation Work Permit allows current graduates to advantage valued Canadian work opportunities, that could grant certain points for immigration in the future. Skilled workers that received enjoy through the PGWP may also qualify to apply for Permanent Residency.

Who are eligible to apply for Post-Graduation Work permit Canada?

After graduation, worldwide students from different colleges can attain a post-graduation work permit for up to a maximum of three years. To qualify, the student should have constantly studied complete-time in Canada and ought to have completed a study program of study that lasted at least 8 months.

In addition, the student needs to have graduated from a Canadian specific mastering institution, despite the fact that not most of these institutions a student is eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit. Graduates ought to follow within one hundred eighty days of receiving written affirmation (as an example, a transcript or a legit letter) from the organization indicating that they have got met the necessities for finishing the academic application.

Also, the student needs to have finished and passed this system of examining and acquired a notification that she or he is eligible to obtain the diploma, degree or certificates. The graduate has to have a valid practice a look at permit while applying for the Post Graduation Work Permit.

Students are not eligible for a PGWP in the event that they have formerly been issued a Post-Graduation Work Permit, participated in positive scholarship programs, finished maximum in their program or have a look at the way of duration mastering and/or finished a software or take a look at introduced by a non-Canadian institution located in Canada, irrespective of their duration of stay in Canada.

English as a second language or French as a second language course or application of examine, popular interest or self-improvement publications and a direction or program or look at a personal profession college are not eligible for PGWP either.

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Eligibility to Apply as a Federal Skilled Worker (Express Entry)

This program is for skilled workers with foreign work experience who want to immigrate to Canada on permanent basis.

How this program works

This program has minimum requirements for skilled work experience, language ability and education. On needs to meet all the minimum requirements to be eligible for express entry.

Selection factors

Once the applicant meets all the minimum requirements, then there is an assessment of application based on factors including age, education, work experience, whether one has a valid job offer, English or French language skills, and adaptability.

These factors are part of a 100-point grid used to assess eligibility for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. You earn points for how well you do in each of the aforementioned 6 factors.

One needs to avail atleast 67 points to be eligible to apply.

Method to use selection factor points

The selection factor points are used to assess your eligibility for the Federal Skilled Worker Program. Once you’re in the Express Entry pool, then there is use of a different system to rank the profile. The highest-ranking candidates from the pool are selected and invited to apply for permanent residence.

Minimum requirements

Skilled work experience

Skilled work experience means you’ve worked in one of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) job groups:

  • Managerial jobs (skill type 0)
  • Professional jobs (skill level A)
  • Technical jobs and skilled trades (skill level B)

One must show that while working in the primary occupation he performed the duties set out in the lead statement of the occupational description in the NOC. This includes all the essential duties and most of the main duties as described.

Your skilled work experience must have been:

  • in the same type of job (have the same NOC) as the job you want to use for your immigration application (called your primary occupation)
  • Should have been performed in the last 10 years
  • paid work (This means you must have been paid wages or earned commission)
  • at least one year of continuous work or 1,560 hours total (30 hours per week). You can meet this in a few different ways:
    • Full-time at one job with 30 hours/week for 12 months equal to 1 year full time (1,560 hours)
    • Equal amount in part-time with 15 hours/week for 24 months equal to 1 year full time (1,560 hours)
    • Full-time at more than 1 job with 30 hours/week for 12 months at more than 1 job equal to 1 year full time (1,560 hours)

For part-time work, you can work more or less than 15 hours/week as long as it adds up to 1,560 hours. Any hours worked above 30 hours/week are not counted.

Language ability

One must take approved language test in English or French for writing, reading, listening and speaking. In addition minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in all 4 abilities is required. That result will then be entered in Express Entry profile.

The language tests are valid for 2 years after the date of the test result. They must be valid on the day you apply for permanent residence.


One must have have a certificate, diploma or degree of secondary (high school) and post-secondary education. In case of a foreign education, you must have a completed credential and an Educational Credential Assessment report from an approved agency showing that your education is equal to a completed certificate, diploma or degree from a Canadian secondary (high school) or post-secondary school.

Proof of funds

You must show that you have enough money for you and your family to settle in Canada unless you are currently authorized to work in Canada or have a valid job offer from a Canadian employer.

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A cheering news for Skilled workers, as New Brunswick Labour Market Stream reopens express entries under the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP).

According to the 30th January update, the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program has opened express entries for IT worker and other skilled workers having a work experience in software engineering and other occupational categories offered under the program. Below listed are the preferred occupations:

  • Cooks (6322)
  • Restaurant and food service managers (0631)
  • Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (1311)
  • Managers in health care (0311)
  • Retail sales supervisors (6211)
  • Information systems analysts and consultants (2171)
  • Computer network technician (2281)
  • Software engineers and designers (2173)
  • Database analysts and data administrators (2172)
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers (2174)

Also keep in mind that, New Brunswick only accepts those Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the PNP Express Entry Labour Market Stream who are presently operating under New Brunswick and can vivify French as a first language.

For completion of EOI form, aspirants must qualify the identified language exam (IELTS, CELPIP or TEF) as well as a compulsory educational credential assessment (ECA), for education taken apart from Canada. While submitting EOI without an employment offer, you must have the suitable value of settlement funds. You must use the Canadian National Occupational Classification (NOC) system, needed to represent your initial job.

Qualifications to submit (EOI) under the following categories:

  • Skilled Worker under OPEN CATEGORY – IT Occupations
  • Skilled Worker who have attended NBPNP Information Session in last 2 years
  • Skilled Worker under Family Connection with New Brunswick – Should have a First blood relative who is already the legal resident of New Brunswick.

If you have a hope that you may pass the initial step of the Program, then the next step would be to submit an expression of the interest (EOI) to the NBPNP EELMS.

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Willing to accompany your parents and grandparents to Canada? Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) we are back with a new resource program in 2018, the “Parents and Grandparents Program” for Canadian citizens and permanent residents willing to sponsor their parents and grandparents. So, mark up your calendars in order to apply as online form went live around 12 p.m. on January 2

and will be available until February 1, 2018, at 12 p.m.

Putting up with the Sponsor form is not a request but is your one-step forward in associating with the PGP Program. Allowing those Canadian citizens who are over the age of 18 sponsoring their parents and grandparents to Canada as permanent residents.


You may first have to interpret the eligibility conditions to ensure you pass the program. It may be inclusive of income claims, as the update to Sponsor form may ask you if you fulfill the Minimum Necessary Income (MNI) to support your sponsor.

IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) selects random sponsors from the Interest submissions received and invites the ones selected to apply to sponsor their parents and grandparents.

Sponsors registered online will be notified whether they have been invited or not.

Invited one’s will have 90 days to submit the complete application, including all supporting documents. IRCC states that it aims to receive 10,000 new applications in 2018.

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