Before starting your journey towards Canada, there is a need for the work permit to work legally in Canada. For most work in Canada, you are recommended to apply for one of the Canadian visa types. This can be a work permit visa for skilled workers or even self-employed visas.
Post-Graduation Work Permit Program
The post-graduation work permit program issued by the Canadian government provides allowance to international students who completed their graduation where they can get three years to live in Canada to get indulged in work or further studies as well.
This allowance period will depend on the period, which the course of education will take to get completed, which the immigrant or international student is enrolled in.
It allows the foreign graduate to work anywhere within Canada in the period they are allotted with. The eligibility criteria which an international graduate needs to fulfil is that their graduation course should be of 8 months, at least along with some of the other specified criteria as well.
Due to the post-graduation work permit program, the number of international students has increased to an immense level, which was 572000 in 2018. This number of immigrant students was quite unusual for Canada because before 2018, the number of students was not this great in number.
The increasing number of immigrant students is not only giving the international students a fantastic opportunity to get top-notch quality education but also quite fruitful for Canada itself. Its educations system is enhanced; the economy is enhanced as well as the job prospects are enhanced immensely.
Before the post-graduation work permit program issued the graduates only had an allowance for one year to live in Canada and find good jobs for themselves. IRCC also gave up the rule which required the immigrant graduates to submit or acquire a study permit during the time they submit their post-graduation work permit program application.
Not only that, but the post-graduation work permit program also eliminated the rule which required the graduate immigrant student to have an employer who is also from the same field of academics.
This post-graduation work permit program is a total win-win situation for both the immigrants as well as Canada. According to a survey, it was observed that immigrant students or workers integrate into the labour market compared to other natives due to their efficiency in work and proficiency in the language as well.
The Express Entry
Candidates can get the Canadian work experience through the PGWPP. PGWPP may assist in getting the Canadian permanent residence through the federal Express Entry system. It promotes for Canadian permanent residence for eligible skilled foreign workers.
In addition, both the federal government and provinces have created additional avenues for international students to transition to permanent residents through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program and the numerous Provincial Nominee Program streams for international students.
Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program assists employers in Atlantic Canada to hire skilled foreign workers who want to immigrate to Atlantic Canada and international graduates who wish to stay in Atlantic Canada after they graduate. These candidates can be overseas or living in Canada temporarily.
Provincial Nominee Program
The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) works have its own “streams” (immigration programs that target certain groups) and requirements. The program established is for those workers who have the skills, education and work experience and who want to become permanent residents of Canada.
Apply to work in Canada, extend a work permit or hire a foreign worker.