Good news for all students who are aspiring to study in Canada!
Not to worry that you are unable to travel to Canada during this COVID situation. A favorable policy has been put in place by the Government of Canada to assist all international students who are presently outside Canada during this difficult time.
International students who complete their entire program online outside Canada are eligible to obtain a postgraduate work permit in Canada under the new measures.
In order to be eligible for this PGWP, international students must meet the necessary criteria.
- International students must be enrolled in a program potentially eligible for the PGWP, i.e., the institution must be listed as a DLI by the Government.
- Students selected for the program should belong to any semester between spring 2020 and fall 2021 or whose program was already in progress in March 2020
- International students should have a study permit or approval for a study permit or applied for a study permit before they start their online classes and are eventually approved.
- They should also meet all other regular PGWP criteria that is mentioned in this link – https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/study-canada/work/after-graduation/eligibility.html#criteria
Source – https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2021/02/government-of-canada-announces-further-measures-to-support-international-students.html