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Work in Canada

To work in Canada, most foreign workers need to obtain a work permit before they can work in Canada.

Regarding work permit refused

By: @ spy on Nov 05, 2019 05:56 PM EST
Hello ,
Canada the reason behind this email is recently I got my PGWP refused Cic quoted one statement which says
Foreign students in Canada are eligible for a work permit for post-graduation employment only if they have continuously studied full time in Canada and have completed a program of study that is at least eight months in duration at a:
 University, community college, CEGEP,
 publicly funded trade/technical school or
 private institution authorized by provincial statute to confer degrees
As you do not meet this requirement, it has been determined that you are not eligible for a work permit in this category.

I filed my application on June 28 and I got refusal letter on oct 25 2019 which says my request for work permit is refused .
Here come how long I completed my studies.
Arrived in Canada 25Dec 2016
Step 1:
Course at college should start from Jan 22 2017
The course which I opted I don’t want to continue due to that with out any further attending a single class I stopped studies at that institute .
Step 2:
In May 2017 I started my course at different DLI institute in April 2019 I completed my degree program and got degree in sep 2019 except last semester rest all of my semester I was a full time student I got less Gpa I repeated one course in my last semester.

Effective from sep 3 2019 my college changed my course name from —-master of science in information network and computer securityMs-INCS) to Master of science in cybersecurity while I applied my PGWP on June 28 on cic website under list of eligibility colleges and course it gives only master of science in cybersecurity instead of Master of science in information network and computer security .

Please help me out I’m really in helpless situation what to do plz gimme a clarification what would be the reason why Cic has given a formal statement that I’m not eligible for PGWP.
More over my study permit and Trv is also expired while I was waiting for PGWP right now I’m on restoration status.

By: Zhang Hui on Nov 06, 2019 03:21 PM EST
Hi there,

First of all, please check whether the program you attended is eligible for PGWP.

Secondly, if positive, you may seek the assistance of your school to ask them to clarify the time duration of your full-time study.

Based on the situation you described, it's better to consult a certified immigration consultant.

Good luck,

Zhang Hui, RCIC
By: @ spy on Nov 06, 2019 06:48 PM EST
Thanks for the reply Zheng . The following steps I checked cic website for my college on Dli list which updated recently Master of science in cybersecurity instead of Master of science in information network and computer security on the suggestion of one of the immigration consultant he advised me to get a explanation letter that they have changed the course name recently and a letter of completion which says master of cybersecurity is formerly known as (master of science information network and computer security ) with this proof and all supporting documents my consultant uploaded and submitted my work permit and trv . I started my program in May 15 2017, finished April 2019 basically it’s a 2 yr master degree program student .
Plz gimme a suggestion are the documents I uploaded is sufficient for my application as I fulfilled all the requirements for PGWP.
Thanks again.
By: Zhang Hui on Nov 07, 2019 11:30 AM EST
Hi there,

1. In the situation you mentioned, yes, you need a clarification letter from the DLI you attended;
2. You need to check IRCC's guide to see whether your application is prepared properly and adequately; and
3. You need to address the previous refusal properly.

Good luck,

Zhang Hui, RCIC, #R524643
By: @ spy on Nov 07, 2019 12:18 PM EST
Thanks for the response Zhang hui actually I hired one iccrc immigration consultant to look in to my case he filed my application and he also filled webform saying to reconsider the application again and pointed out where the officer may did error in previous application process and mentioned that what document we have attached . Can you plz give a time line how many days it would be to get my restoration and work permit.
By: Zhang Hui on Nov 08, 2019 11:38 AM EST
Hi there,

The current processing time for in-Canada WP is 8 weeks. The restoration processing time is not available, thus I cannot give you a groundless guess. You may check it here:

Good luck,

Zhang Hui, RCIC, #R524643
By: @ spy on Nov 08, 2019 09:09 PM EST
Thanks for the response
By: @ spy on Nov 08, 2019 11:42 PM EST
I have one more question zhang when I was in last semester where I have repeated one course in that semester I’m authorized to work off campus or not?
By: Zhang Hui on Nov 13, 2019 10:33 AM EST
Hi there,

This depends on whether you still had the full-time study status, which is defined by your school. You may check here - specifically "Full-time status" and "Condition for work" :


Zhang Hui, RCIC, #R524643
By: @ spy on Nov 13, 2019 10:51 AM EST
Hi there,
Yes I have a full time enrolled letter from my college .when I repeated one course which I had a low CGPA previously .
Is that okay if I have this supporting document . Like many of my friends had this issue in there last semester but they got approval with out any problem.
By: Zhang Hui on Nov 14, 2019 11:44 AM EST
Hi there,

Here's the PGWP guide by IRCC for your reference:

Your question is too case-specific. For your best interest, I recommend you discuss it with your consultant.

Good luck,

Zhang Hui, RCIC, #R524643
By: @ spy on Nov 16, 2019 11:35 PM EST
Thanks a lot zhang. For most valuable suggestions .
By: Zhang Hui on Nov 18, 2019 01:41 PM EST
You are welcome. Good luck.
By: Muneeb Khan on Jul 13, 2020 06:38 PM EST
Hi, I'm in the same situation as you right now. I applied for PGWP and got refused for the same reason. I think there might have been an error while reviewing the documents. I want to know when you hired an Iccrc consultant, he filed your application and pointed out the error. Was your application successful then? Please advise what to do as I'm on your same situation now.
By: Hamza on Jul 15, 2020 09:56 PM EST
Muneeb can you tell me if you got reply from him or what did you do?
I’m in the same situation too
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