If you are in Canada:
If your program was offered in an online-only format due to COVID-19, your PGWP may not be impacted. If you have classes in your program that can be taken in-person, it is suggested that you take these classes in-person in order to remain eligible for your post-graduation work permit. For questions about this, it is suggested you connect with IRCC directly at 1-888-242-2100.
If you are outside of Canada:
Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has extended the permission to study outside of Canada to August 31, 2023 with limited impact to PGWP. The amount of your program you’re permitted to study outside of Canada is dependent on when you started your program. If you started your program:
- Before August 31, 2022: you can study 100% of your program online from outside Canada (if permitted by your program).
- After August 31, 2022: you can study up to 50% of your program from outside Canada, but will be required to study the other 50% inside Canada. You can only start/continue your studies from your home country if your program is completely online. Please review program delivery.