Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced additional measures to aid international students affected by COVID-19 travel restrictions.
International students completing their program of studies online from outside Canada will now be eligible for the PGWP Program as part of this temporary measure. IRCC hopes many international students will choose to stay in Canada to fill labour gaps and bolster the country’s economic recovery.
These changes apply to all international students who are enrolled in a PGWP-eligible program. Applicants must meet other existing PGWP-eligibility requirements.