skip to main content

Call now  (289) 799-6400

New program for people whose post-graduation work permit expired or will expire between September 20, 2021 to December 31, 2022

Published: Aug 4, 2022

On August 2, 2022 IRCC announced the "New measures for foreign nationals with expired or expiring post-graduation work permits and applicants to the temporary resident to permanent resident pathways". This is a complicated program. There are multiple rules dealing with multiple fact situations. In essence, a person whose post-graduation work permit expires between September 20, 2021 and December 31, 2022 will have a chance to either extend the work permit or apply for a new one for an additional 18 months. IRCC says that many applicants will receive an email confirming their status giving them the ability to work in the interim while their permit is being extended or a new one issued. Any person who may fall into the category, though, should not rely on IRCC remembering them but should take a pro-active approach if not contacted by IRCC by mid-September.

Here are some other important points:

  1. this program applies even to someone who left Canada and came back;
  2. all applications are online and must be submitted by December 31, 2022;
  3. if your status has expired, you must apply to restore your status at the same time that you apply for a new work permit. Applicants may apply for restoration even if it has been more than 90 days since their status expired.


Back to all news

Recent News

Immigration Law in Canada is constantly changing. Stay up to date with the most recent news pertaining to Citizenship and Immigration Canada laws and regulations.

Sep 21, 2022
Scheduling of hearings at the Immigration and Refugee Board

The Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) has four branches. They are the Immigration Division (ID), Refugee Protection Division (RPD), Refugee Appeal D...

Read More
Sep 13, 2022
New Online Refugee Claims Portal

Effective September 13, 2022, people who want to make refugee claims from within Canada must use a new online service. This new online service replace...

Read More
Sep 2, 2022
Mandatory online filing for all permanent residence applications

For several years most Economic Class applications for permanent residence have been filed online (i.e. Express Entry). It was still possible, however...

Read More