Tutorial: How to apply for your post-graduation work permit from within Canada

Step-by-step instructions, required documents, and other important information about applying for a post-graduation work permit from within Canada

5. After you've applied

You may begin working full-time immediately after submitting your post-graduation work permit application while you are waiting for a decision from IRCC, only if:

  • at the time you submitted your application, you:
    • Have a valid study permit and apply within 90 days after your Letter of Completion first became available, AND
    • Have completed your program of study, AND
  • Were eligible to work off campus without a work permit during your studies, AND
  • Did not work off campus for more than 20 hours per week during academic sessions.

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