Post-secondary study programs can also be a pathway to Permanent Residence. This is where the Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) plays a key role.
For eligible schools, students can automatically obtain open work permits upon completion of their program of study. The PGWP is valid for 1, 2 or 3 years, depending on the length of your study program. For 1 year programs, the PGWP is 1 year. For 2 year programs, the PGWP is 3 years.
With an open work permit, immigration hopefuls can acquire the 12 months of skilled work experience needed to apply for most economic immigration streams. Also, having study and work experience in Canada improves the Express Entry CRS score. Not to mention, you are way more likely to get a continuing job offer once you start working.