You can also get a work permit through the IMP under the Global Talent Stream (GTS) program or the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) program. If you are a tech worker in a designated company or have a highly skilled occupation, you have higher chances for getting work permit through the GTS program. And the good news? It takes two weeks to process an application under the GTS program. You can be hired and travel to work in Canada in the same month. How cool is that?
If you are an international student seeking a work permit in Canada, you can use the PGWP program. With the program, you can acquire up to 3 years working in the Canadian job environment. Isn’t that a good stepping stone for your career? Additionally, you can use the same to apply for permanent residency via the Canadian Express entry immigration program.
Not to forget, if you are an international student who studies online, you are eligible for a work permit through the PGWP. You can make the application during the semester in the fall. In normal situations however, being a student undertaking online studies you are inadmissible to get a work permit under the PGWP system.
Where then do you get an advantage? The COVID-19 pandemic brought restrictions which saw schools closing down. Thus, with the unfortunate circumstances, the immigration department in Canada made an exception. Why not take the opportunity and get your work permit? With the work permit, you can easily apply for good jobs, which will propel your career growth further.